Some milestones are more of a win for the parents, and this definitely applies to nap schedules. In fact, there are few things that feel as good as your baby napping on a schedule at long last. It's one of those parenting moments that just feels like a major victory, and one that you'll remember forever.
Of course, not every baby reacts to nap schedules the same way. For some parents, it can feel like your baby's naps are inconsistent, no matter what you do. This is not unusual, particularly for newborns. In general, though, babies can take naps regularly around five months of age. And when you finally get into the groove and establish a daily nap schedule for your baby, it's such a relief. Your days can start to have something resembling a regular routine again, and maybe you even get a little more regular sleep. It starts to feel like you and your baby are getting in sync.
To keep these good vibes flowing, here are some other little wins that (almost) rock as much as your baby getting into a regular sleeping routine. It's these everyday victories that help you keep powering through the tougher parts of parenting, so savor them all.