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Changing from Two Naps to One

Changing from Two Naps to One

Signs your child is ready to change to one daily nap

Your child is ready to switch from two naps to one if . . .

  • when you put him down for a nap, he plays or fusses for at least 30 minutes before falling asleep. Then, he takes only a short nap.
  • he can go for car rides early in the day without falling asleep.
  • he can miss a nap and remain cheerful and energetic until his next nap, or bedtime.
  • he naps well for one of his naps, but totally resists the other nap.