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When should my toddler take his nap?

What is the best time for two-year-olds to take their nap? My son wakes up at about 7 and he’s in bed at night at 8 o’clock.

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Kayla posted September 16, 2019

It depends on the child, but my son naps for about two hours. Either 12-2 or 12:30-2:30. 0 Likes

Nadia posted September 16, 2019

Kayla, do you feed him lunch before or after the nap then? 0 Likes

Kayla posted September 16, 2019

Before. At about 11:30 or 12. 0 Likes

Emma posted September 16, 2019

My daughter is almost a year and a half and she naps from 11:30-1:00 PM. She also has bedtime at 8:00. 0 Likes

Claire posted September 17, 2019

Naps get lster throughout the second year. My child napped around 12:30pm at the second birthday and 1:30pm by the third birthday. 0 Likes

Donna posted September 17, 2019

With my experience working on childcare my children took their naps between. 12:30 to2:30 0 Likes

Kori posted September 29, 2019

The start of our day begins at 6am and bedtime was also 8pm. I had to have a solid schedule while adjusting to work, school and mommy life. Nap time was set at 12pm daily at the child care and I kept that schedule on weekends if we were not out and about. The funny thing is that sometimes without even thinking of nap time, children will be adjusted to that schedule and fall asleep like clockwork (sometimes). 0 Likes

Leah posted September 29, 2019

Nap time can depend on the demands of each day. When we run errands and stay out for the day, nap time varies. Although it was never set in stone, nap time is usually between 11:30am - 12:30pm and lasts for approximately 2 hours. If the day involved heat, playing and a hearty lunch, nap may even last 2.5 hours. 0 Likes

Maggie posted September 30, 2019

It depends on your schedule, whatever time you choose, just make sure it's consistent everyday. My toddler takes his nap every day after lunch, around 12:30pm. 0 Likes