Toddler Naps

Kathy Sinclair, Child Sleep Expert, shares advice for parents on the best nap schedule for toddlers, when they can drop a nap, and when toddlers can end daily naps
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With a toddler's nap schedule, you are talking about from ages one to three. A one year old still needs two naps per day. They are usually between 9:00-10:30 in the morning, so an hour and a half; and an hour and a half in the afternoon, usually 1:00-3:00. By about fifteen months old, they are down to about one nap per day. One nap from about 1:00-3:00, is the average, two hours is about right for that age. That continues right up until about three when they slowly don't need naps anymore. Everyone starts crying because they want their child to have the nap, but unfortunately, they can't nap for the rest of their lives. Around three or four years of age, they is when they are done napping.

Kathy Sinclair, Child Sleep Expert, shares advice for parents on the best nap schedule for toddlers, when they can drop a nap, and when toddlers can end daily naps

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Kathy Sinclair

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Kathy Sinclair is a committed and dedicated baby sleep expert that has spent 2,856 nights without sleep so that parents of newborns could get theirs. During this time she has studied closely the secrets, nuances, and ins-and-outs of baby sleeping patterns. This study, along with her skill and knowledge, has enabled her to be known as the “Baby Whisperer of Los Angeles” by some of her clients, who know that she can get babies sleeping peacefully and easily within a very short space of time.

Kathy is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Charlton Brown Nanny College, a certified postpartum doula, lactation educator, and a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator. As the head of Baby Sleep Solutions, a sleep consultation service, Kathy does online, telephone and in person consulting to families who need to get more sleep quickly and without fuss.

Kathy currently spends her time between Los Angeles and Brisbane Australia, enjoying an endless summer and the best of both worlds.

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