Baby consolidating naps to one nap
Consolidating from two naps to one is a major physical and psychological transition, with almost all children passing through the “one nap is too little, two naps is too much” phase.
All we can do is try to make the transition as smooth as possible, although even in the best case scenario, your child may suffer from crankiness and disruption for two or three weeks.
Especially watch for changes in your child’s morning nap patterns.
It may take her longer to fall asleep, or she may wake up from the nap earlier.
Usually by six weeks of age most babies begin to consolidate their sleep into shorter naps during the day and longer periods at night.
As your baby grows, you will find that she will ease into a more predictable nap schedule — with a little help from these nap tips.
Also, babies who get efficient naps during the day tend to sleep better at night.
Between one and three months the average baby needs two to three naps daily, one to one and a half hours each.
Most infants at this age need to sleep from fifteen to fifteen and a half hours a day.
Toddlers usually are ready to drop the afternoon nap by fifteen -eighteen months.
A little earlier or a little later is normal, but be sure to watch your child, not the calendar.