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When does your 12 month old take his/her first nap?

Just even after what seems to me a good night sleep, my one year old will soemtimes display signs of wanting a nap just 2 hours after waking.

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Asked by onefootforward at 8:48 AM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my son is 13 months and he will usually get up at 7:30-8:30 and go down for his first nap between 10-11. Then he takes his second nap at 5-5:30. His naps are usually about 2 hours though

    Answer by landons.mama at 8:51 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • my 13 month old gets up about 6 and will go down for a nap around 9/9:30, it's usually 3 hrs after he wakes up, then he has an afternoon nap around 2:30/3.

    Answer by kh717 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My first would go down about 2-3 hours after waking, sleep for 3-4 hours, then take another (short) nap 2-3 hours after waking from the first. My second was only taking one nap at that age, about 3-4 hours after waking.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:58 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My kid is so busy Im lucky if I can get him to take one nap and thats usually around 3 pm

    Answer by missthang42001 at 9:09 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My dd is 18 months now but at 12 months she would become tired exactly 2 hours after waking up for the day. She would then take about a 2 to 2 1/2 hour nap and then become sleepy again 2 hours after waking from that nap.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 9:27 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • If your child wants to sleep shortly after waking then try keeping him up longer before their nap. Then they'll be truely tired for their nap and not want a nap shortly after. My son wanted a nap around 1-2 in the afternoon.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:26 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • At 12 months my dd used to take two naps one from 12-2 and another from 4:30-5:30. Now she is 14 months and only naps from 12-1.

    Answer by MsHouseWife at 11:20 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • my son takes a napt at about 1 and then a nap at about 4 but the one at 1 is only for about 30 minutes the one at 4 is about 2 hours

    Answer by Alejandra10 at 11:32 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My 12 month old will wake up at 7:40-8:20 am and take a nap around 10:30 or 11 and sleep for 2 1/2 or 3 hrs. Then takes another nap at 4 and will sleep for 30 min- 1 hr. Every day routine for us, and it works!

    Answer by Hesmynavyman at 2:22 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My son is 13.5 months but has been on the same schedule for a long time. Hes up at 8am has breakfast and plays and is back in bed between 10-11am. (usually closer to ten than eleven, and if he sleeps in later than 8am, he still naps 2-3 hours after waking). And then he has another nap later in the day. (this one depends on what we are doing that day, but its usually around 3-4pm).

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 4:31 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

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