Toddler Nap Chart: How Long They Should Nap at What Age
Use this chart as a helpful guide on how many naps your tot should be having
31 July 2017
Trying to establish a nap time routine can be a daunting task for parents; whether you have a new born baby or a toddler on your hands, it can be difficult to judge just how much sleep they need and when.
To help you figure out just how many zZz’s your toddler needs, here’s a nap chart for you to keep handy…
9 to 12 months old
At this young age, your baby is rapidly transforming from the bundle of joy you’ve been used to into an energetic toddler. Here’s what you can expect from then when it comes to nap time…
13 to 17 months old
Parents should resist the urge to transition to 1 nap immediately when their tot turns 12 months old. During these months, hang on to the second nap as best as you can until they grow closer to 18 months or so.
18 to 36 months old
As your toddler grows closer to 2 and 3 years of age, their time awake between their afternoon nap and bedtime should be longer. Here’s some toddler nap schedules you can refer to, to help establish a routine for your older tot. And some babes will drop the afternoon nap entirely by the time they reach 3 years old.
During these months, your toddler may experience sleep regressions, which most commonly occur around 18 months old and 24 months old.