Consolidating to one nap
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The truth of the matter is that even the best-rested babies may still take two solid and restorative naps occasionally throughout the week when we offer it to them.They may not need two full naps every single day, but if we give them the opportunity, on the days that they need the extra rest they will sleep for both naps.
If by 15 months of age, your baby is not napping at all for her second nap it may be time to drop to one nap.Many parents contact me asking for advice about transitioning their child from two naps to one.I hear questions like: “He’s a year old now, so shouldn’t we be dropping to one nap soon?” or “She actually hasn’t been falling asleep for the second nap for several days now. ” The truth of the matter is that when babies are ready, we actually transition to one nap by consolidating the two naps (morning and afternoon) into one nap.I recommend continuing to offer two naps up until babies are about 15 to 18 months of age.Most babies under 18-months can really benefit from getting two solid naps, so we want to at least give them the opportunity to take two naps if necessary.
Transition too early and your baby could become overtired.
If you have recently transitioned your baby (under the age of 18 months) to one nap and they are suddenly experiencing night wakings or their only nap is short (under an hour) you may want to consider going back to two naps until they are truly ready.
How can you be sure that your baby has reached this next chapter in her life?
Here are some thoughts to consider before making the leap and dropping from two naps to one: Thought #1 – Don’t transition before your child is ready.
There should be no rush in transitioning to one nap.
I find that babies usually transition most easily between 15 and 18 months of age.