Consolidating to one nap
Nap transitioning is a gradual process and shouldn’t be rushed.Don’t be surprised if your baby reverts to 2 sleeps on some days while transitioning, this is completely normal.had a technical difficulty, so I apologize for the incomplete post on Tuesday.I didn’t want you to miss adding your question, so here it is again.Read on to learn some of the major reasons that families struggle with short naps.We consider any nap under 1 hour to be a short nap.Encourage your baby to have at least a 2 hour nap, or at least stay in bed for a minimum of 2 hours to encourage baby to lengthen their nap time.If baby wakes too early from their nap, try to encourage falling back to sleep.
If your baby isn’t sleepy at their normal morning nap time, consider going straight to your new nap time straight away.
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Most toddlers are ready to transition to just one nap somewhere between 14 and 18 months of age.
(some toddlers transition as early as 12 months and some as late as 2 years) As your baby’s nap times transition, your baby might not continue to nap the same amount of hours and the night time sleep may lengthen (temporarily or permanently) to accommodate the missing hours. Pushing your toddler to transition to one nap before they are ready can cause over-tiredness and contribute to shorter nap times, crankiness and more sleep problems at night. It’s a good idea to think of your baby as “consolidating” their naps as opposed to “dropping” a nap.
Short naps can range anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes.