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I have a 16 month old, and she naps 2 times during the day. Is that pretty normal?

how often does your toddler nap? and for how long?


Asked by deneejude at 12:46 AM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My LO sometimes takes one nap, sometimes takes two. Usually she will sleep for about an hour (for each nap) but even when she takes one nap she'll only sleep for an hour. I haven't stressed it because switching over is a gradual change. Some weeks she wants two, and some she wants one. I just follow her lead for each day to gauge her sleepiness.

    Answer by epoh at 7:58 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • my 15 month old is the same way. She sleeps from 11am to 1pm and then again at 3pm to 5 pm and then goes to bed at 8pm. Children require a lot more sleep.

    Answer by brees3 at 12:55 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • It's normal. Most babies give up one nap by 18 months so be on the look out for it.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:10 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Mine all went to one nap at a year, a couple of hours in the afternoon.

    The older two gave up naps at about three.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:35 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • My son is 17mon and he take a 3hour nap after lunch.

    Answer by mama32177 at 6:34 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • I think its normal. My 16mth old son was taking three now he has cut down to two a day. That is when they do all there growing.

    Answer by luchousdiva at 9:08 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • My 15 month old takes two a day. I say it's pretty normal.

    Answer by miss.dee_dee615 at 9:35 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • my son has only been taking 1 since he was 14 months old - he's not almost 17 months old but Man, i miss those 2 naps!! he's just never really been a sleeper

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 10:34 AM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • My oldest daughter took 2 naps, 9 - 11 and 1-3 until she was about 18 months. Once we found it more difficult for her to take her morning nap we changed it to one nap. She just turned 3 and still naps from 12 - 3. My youngest, 11 months, is quickly growing out of her two naps. She currently naps from 9 - 10 and 12 - 1:30. I tried the no morning nap hoping for a longer afternoon nap but all I got was a very cranky baby. It's normal.

    Answer by Lexi.Mommy at 12:52 PM on Apr. 1, 2009