Custom SweetSpot, a feature that is included with a paid membership, allows users to modify their SweetSpot predictions.
While many caregivers are happy with SweetSpot predictions as they are, you may wish to modify the wake windows and have more control over the SweetSpot times. This can especially come in handy when:
- Your child is going through a nap transition. Often children will end up falling asleep somewhere in between the 2-nap and 3-nap option, 3-nap and 4-nap option, etc. (depending on the age). Customizing the wake windows helps give you a more exact target.
- You think your child does better on a slightly different schedule than what SweetSpot is predicting for you.
- You are following a specific sleep program.
How to Turn On Custom SweetSpot
- Go to Child Profile (the 4th icon on the bottom navigation bar).
- Tap on SweetSpot Settings
- Tap the Custom SweetSpot toggle to turn it on.
How to Customize Your SweetSpot Settings
You can either nudge your existing SweetSpot predictions to be shorter/longer in 15-minute increments, or you can set your own specific duration. You can set this for each individual wake window.
Suppose your 10 month old is on 2 naps/day, and you want to follow what is known as the 2/3/4 schedule. To set this, set your SweetSpot Settings to 2 naps and check that your day vs. night cut-off times are appropriate for your child.
For each wake window, tap "Pick my own." Set the "Time before nap no. 1" to 2 hours, "Time before nap no. 2" to 3 hours, and "Time before bedtime" to 4 hours.
Suppose you don't have set wake windows in mind and your existing SweetSpot suggestions are mostly fine. However, you notice that the 1st nap's SweetSpot tends to be a bit too late for your little one.
In this case, use the "Nudge the time" option. For the "Time before nap no. 1," tap the "-" button to adjust it 15 minutes shorter.
How to Revert Back to Automated SweetSpot
To stop using custom SweetSpot settings, simply tap the "Custom SweetSpot" toggle to turn it off. It will revert back to automating the suggestions.
While modifying your custom settings, you can also tap "Restore default settings" at the bottom of the customization screen at any time.
Will Custom Settings Automatically Adjust with Age?
If you choose the "Pick my own" option and set a specific wake window duration, it will keep using that time until you change it.
The Default (non-custom) or "Nudge the time" options will automatically adjust the wake windows as your child gets older. Wake windows typically increase with age.
What Happens to SweetSpot if I'm No Longer a Paid Member?
Unfortunately SweetSpot is only available with a paid membership. However, you can use all the features of the free app like sleep logging and the sleep summaries and history.