Saturday, May 18, 2024

When is it Time for Your Baby to Drop to One Nap?

Dropping from two naps to one can be a tough transition for your baby. It’s an important milestone, though, as it marks the beginning of your baby’s journey towards sleeping through the night.

So when should you expect your little one to drop to one nap? Let’s take a look.

When do babies drop to one nap?

It depends on your baby’s age and development. Generally speaking, babies start dropping down to one nap around 12-18 months old. At this age, most babies are ready to go without the mid-day rest session and will have more energy throughout the day.

If you notice that your baby is pushing their morning nap later or going down for both of them at once, it may be time to make the switch.

That being said, every baby is different!

Some babies may drop down earlier than 12 months while others may take longer. Pay attention to your baby’s cues and adjust according to their individual needs.

You can also try transitioning from two naps to one by adjusting the length and timing of each nap until they are comfortable with just one nap per day. This will help make the transition smoother for everyone involved!

If you’re having trouble getting your little one used to only taking one nap per day, consider setting up a consistent routine with regular sleep times and activities throughout the day.

This will help signal that it’s time for bed as well as provide structure throughout the day so they know what comes next—which can be especially helpful during those long afternoons! Additionally, creating a calming environment with dim lighting or white noise in their room can help them settle in better when it’s time for their nap or nighttime sleep.


Dropping from two naps down to one can be stressful for both parents and babies alike!Make the transition from two naps to one smoother by paying attention to baby’s cues and establishing a nap routine.

Nap transition varies for each child, around 12-18 monthsWith some patience and understanding, soon enough you’ll both have mastered this big milestone together!

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