Ideally, a two year old will get sleep after about 5-6 hours of wake time in the morning and then have about 4-6 hours of remaining wake time after the nap is over. So for example, if your child wakes up at 7 am, the ideal time to start an afternoon nap would be around 12 or 1 pm (5-6 hours later).
What time should a 2-year-old nap?
The best time for naps is the early afternoon. Don’t let your child nap past 4 p.m., or she’ll have problems going to sleep at bedtime. At least three hours should elapse between the end of a nap and bedtime.
Is it OK for a 2-year-old not to nap?
Many toddlers will start resisting nap time around age 2. Although resisting can be normal toddler behavior, it’s not necessarily a sign that s/he is ready to stop napping altogether. Especially if on no-nap days you notice more meltdowns, bedtime battles and early morning wake-ups.
Does a 2-year-old need a daytime nap?
For the most part, toddlers need about 12 hours of sleep a day. One difference between napping and non-napping toddlers is that the latter group gets most of their sleep at night. Most toddlers transition from two naps to one nap a day by 18 months. Naps then gradually taper off over the next couple of years.
How many naps should a 2 yr old take?
Toddlers (1–2 years): 11–14 hours. Young toddlers may still take two naps, but most drop down to one nap a day by 18 months. Preschool (3–5 years): 10–13 hours. Many preschoolers get enough sleep at night and give up their afternoon nap during these years.
How many hours should a 2-year-old be awake?
Should my toddler still be napping?
|Age||Typical amount of sleep in 24 hours||Typical awake time|
|16-24 months||11-14 hours||4-6 hours|
|2-2.5 years||11-14 hours||5-7 hours|
|2.5-3 years||11-14 hours||6 hours to all day|
|3-5 years||10-13 hours||6 hours to all day|