When Does my Little One Need to Drop a Nap?
Updated: Mar 11
I'm sure you've heard the term "nap transition", especially if you've been following me for awhile. A nap transition means your little one is dropping a nap. When your little one is first born, they can be taking 5+ naps a day, and you know eventually all those naps will disappear.
Sometimes faster then we'd like them to.
When your little one is ready to drop a nap, there are some signs that they will give you and you won't want to make that transition until they are ready or you will have a terrible little sleeper on your hands.
But you also don't want to hold onto a nap too long or you will also have a terrible little sleeper on your hands.
I know it sounds challenging. And I'll admit that it isn't always easy.
But guess what? I have come up with THE BEST TOOL for you to help you know exactly when your little one is ready to drop a nap.
It gives you all the signs you need to watch for when your little one is ready.
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Your little one will go through nap transitions at the ages of 2-3 months (5-4 naps), 4-5 months (4-3 naps), 7-8 months (3-2 naps), 12-18 months (2-1 nap), and 2-4 years (1-0 naps).
Parents are sometimes a little hesitant on dropping a nap because they have figured out a schedule that's working and don't want to play around with it. But trust me, you don't want to hesitate if your baby is ready because it will only make things worse. Think of it this way; with each nap transition comes a longer awake time and longer naps. Personally I think that sounds great! A longer awake time means more time to be out and about, not having to rush home for that extra nap. A longer nap means more mommy "me" time and time to get things done! If you are still unsure of whether your baby is ready, or how to go about making the transition, you can always schedule your FREE 20 minute consultation here.