Newborn babies can only really stay awake for about 1 hour at a time before they are tired again. Just enough time for a nappy change, a feed and burp and a short play to stop the feeding to sleep pattern.
At 3 months old your baby can now stay awake without getting tired for about 90 minutes, this means you can have more play time and more interaction from your little one. At 6 months, your little one is getting more mobile and can stay awake for around 2 hours without getting tired. This changes to 3 hours at 1 year old.As you can see the sleep times don’t change that much as they get older, and the main cause of your little one not settling for naps is being overtired.
Try and introduce your baby to their nursery for nap times as soon as possible. This will help them to recognise this as a place to sleep. Otherwise they may get upset when you move them to their own room at 6 months as it smells and sounds different. Your baby can still sleep in your room in the night. The Chicco Next to me crib and the Snnüzpod crib are ideal for keeping baby close to you at night, but they can still be easily moved to the nursery in the day, too.