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Is My Toddler Ready to Drop to One Nap?

Knowing when it’s time for your baby to make a change in his or her sleep cycle is no easy task. As much as you want to feel confident, skimming down on their daytime sleep before they are ready can have a backlash effect on the quality of rest for both of you.  Most all children will go through a yucky phase where one nap is not enough, but two naps too many.  This is completely normal and it can take 2-4 weeks to completely make the transition to the one nap schedule.   I do not recommend dropping a nap until your child is sleeping a solid 11-12 hours at night without interruption.  Work on correcting the night sleep first if that is the case. So how’s a mom to know when is the best time to drop from 2 naps, down to 1? Here are some general guidelines I recommend you follow to know if your toddler is ready: If your little one is between 15-18 months , you’re at the ideal age range. Trying to drop a nap from a younger child or before your toddler is ready may c