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Does your toddler nap in the morning or afternoon? How long? And what time do they go to bed at night?

My Son recently switched from napping in the morning to napping in the afternoon, and it seems to affect His bedtime..He goes to bed an hour later even if He only naps 30 minutes, but usually naps nearly 2 hours.


Asked by ajtherad at 4:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My toddler, for most of his second year, went down for a nap at about 11:00, slept for about 4 hours, and went to bed at 7:30. He turned 2 in June and has just recently started cutting back; now he goes down closer to noon and sleeps for about 3 hours, and still in bed at 7:30. But he's definitely a sleeper, and I don't think he's in the norm for his age group, which seems to be about a 1-2 hour nap after lunch.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:02 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Most people think itf they sleep to long it will affect their bed time..My toddlers goes down at 12:00 and sleeps until 2:30....then goes to bed at 7:00..

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Afternoon, usually 2 hours and bedtime is 830

    Answer by Jademom07 at 4:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • My almost 2 year old takes a nap about 2pm. He sleeps for about an hour or 2. That's the only nap he takes. He goes to bed around 8pm.

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 4:24 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Mine is 16 months old, she naps from noon - 2pm (or pretty close) and goes to bed at 7:30. Normally she goes to sleep when she goes to bed and sleeps through the night, and she wakes up at 7 am.

    Answer by Tiera12 at 4:25 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • My 2 yr old usually only takes naps during the week when her brother and sister are at school. She refuses to take them when they are home!! She usually will go to sleep between 12-1pm and sleep til about 2:30- 2:45p and she and the other two go to bed at 7pm.

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 4:47 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • My DS is 2 and sleeps in the afternoon, he goes down at about 2 and sleeps until around 3:30 or 4. He goes to bed about 9.

    Answer by INmommyof1 at 4:48 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • He naps in the afternoon for 2-3 hours and goes to bed at 7:30. He'll be 3 next month.

    Answer by Groovy-flor at 4:49 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • DD takes a nice long nap after lunch between 1:30 and 2:30. She usually sleeps until 4:30 or 5. We feed her dinner at 6:30, and she goes to bed 8-8:30. We always do a relax bath with her to get her to wind down. It seems to help.

    Answer by Ems629 at 4:52 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Mine is 22 months, she goes down at 12:30 and wakes up about 2:30-3 pm Goes to be at 7 pm wakes up between 6-7 pm. He may need his bed time adjustted, give it a few weeks and see, if not then change thetimes around. When my oldest switch to afternoon naps only she did need her bed time moved back. But she didn't sleep much ever.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 4:55 PM on Oct. 5, 2009