How long does it take to adjust to one nap?

Consistency is so important as you help shift your baby’s sleep routine. This nap transition can often take 2-4 weeks, so be patient and stay the course. Know that moving to a one-nap schedule can be a bit challenging at first. Even with the right tools, it’s a big change!

What to expect when transitioning from 2 naps to 1?

Most babies drop the second nap between 12 and 24 months. But be aware, this transition period is often rocky. Some toddlers drop the morning nap, some the afternoon nap…and others alternate (one day they nap in the morning, the next day in the afternoon)!

Can Overtiredness cause short naps?

As above, short naps may result from overtiredness (i.e., too long of a wake window), an inability to independently transition between sleep cycles, and/or a non sleep-promoting environment. Wake windows are still the most important piece to your baby’s daily rhythms in this stage.

What happens if you transition to one nap too soon?

The normal age for babies to transition to one nap is 14-18 months (with the average being 15 months). Transitioning too early will almost always lead to a baby who becomes overtired and thus may begin taking short naps and/or waking several times throughout the night.

When should you drop to one nap?

Babies usually drop to one nap when they can stay awake comfortably for at least 4-5 hours both before a nap and after a nap. For most babies, this doesn’t happen until at least 12 months old but sometimes as early as 10 months.

Why does my baby wake up 30 minutes into a nap?

In general, if your baby is taking a 30-minute nap or less, she is likely overtired and needs less time between naps. If your baby is waking up 45 minutes or so into a nap, she is likely not tired enough and needs more wake time.

How do you resettle a baby after a short nap?

Using white noise can be an effective way to help babies to sleep and re-settle. Used as part of a routine, it provides a strong cue that it’s sleep time, helping them to zone out and wind down. Bright light can be stimulating to a baby and may affect them resettling after one sleep cycle.

How often should a 1 year old nap?

Between the ages of 1 and 2, most kids need about 11–14 hours of sleep a day, including one or two daytime naps. At around 18 months, or sometimes sooner, most toddlers condense their two naps into one afternoon nap. A toddler who fights the morning nap is probably ready for just an afternoon nap.

How long should my 1 year old nap in the afternoon?

Ideally, each will be about 60 – 120 minutes long. Most babies need between 3.25 – 4 hours of awake time in between naps at this age.

How do I transition from two naps a day to one?

Making the transition to one nap is much smoother when you do so gradually—don’t go from two naps one day and one nap the next. Instead, move sleep times around by 15 minutes at first.

How to transition from 2-1 nap to 11-1?

The 2-1 nap transition can be a big adjustment for LO’s. It is my favorite nap though once it gets locked down! I would try a 6pm bedtime and a 6am wake up time. Aim for your nap to be 11-1 each day. 5 hours of awake time can work really well at this age.

Is switching to one nap a good idea?

Making the transition to one nap is a bittersweet moment. We’re letting go of the baby stage as our little ones grow into the toddlers and eventually preschoolers they’ll become. But switching to one nap is also a convenience many parents welcome.

Is Your Baby ready to transition to one nap?

The average age for transitioning to 1 nap is 15 months. Unless your family routine (or daycare) necessitates this transition at a certain age, it’s best to watch your toddler for signs that she’s ready to transitionto one nap. Signs that Your Baby / Toddler Is Ready to Switch to One Nap