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How many naps

I apologize if this topic has been beat to death already- I don't get a chance to come on here much but just wondering...

How many babies are down to one nap a day?  If so when did your child drop the second nap.

I want to go on record as saying that I do love our daycare center.  But I have a DD just turned 11 months a week ago, and she is transitioning the next room at daycare for "older infants" (generally 12-18mos).  They are moving her up 2 weeks before her B-day because they feel like she's ready and she is walking and everything.  In the older infant room they have all the kids on a schedule- all eat at the same time- do structured activities, and 12-2 is "nap time".  I just don't feel like she's ready to go down to one nap a day but I've brought it up a few times and the message I've received is that it's not up to me- this is how they do it and that's that.  Yesterday was her first day of only one nap and she was SOOO exhausted that I could literally not wake her up this morning- I carried a completely passed out baby into daycare today.  They keep telling me it's an adjustment and that she'll get used to it, but I just wonder when others go down to one nap?

DUE with Baby #2 on 10/26/14


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Re: How many naps

  • I believe that 12-18 months is the typical range for when kids drop to one nap a day. 

    However, like everything else all kids are different.  Some are ready sooner.  Some later.  My friends 3 1/2 year old still needs 1 long nap or 2 short naps a day.  Another's 1 1/2 year old only needs 1 shorter nap but can get by without one when needed.

  • wow that is rough.  My twins are 11 months and I can't imagine transitioning to one nap yet either.  But I guess if you are really happy with the day care in all other ways...  Can you just put her to bed earlier in the evening to help her get an extra few hours?  Good luck!
  • I really think it depends on the kid. DS sometimes has a long nap (from 11-1) and then doesn't nap again and goes to bed at 7:30-8. I think he'd be ready to make the transition at gan, but because of his age and he isn't walking, he'll be in the baby room for at least another two months, with the two nap schedule.

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