How many daily naps should an 18 month old take?

Kyla - posted on 01/07/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 18 months old and naps for about an hour at his daycare everyday at around 12pm. Is it okay for children at this age to nap once a day or should I give him a second nap in the afternoon?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/07/2013

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Depends on him. My son was still taking 2 naps, but my daughter at that age was barely taking one. If he is tired, grumpy and falling to sleep early then he may need another. If he is fine, then maybe one nap is enough.

Dove - posted on 01/07/2013

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It depends on the child. One nap a day is 'typically' fine for many at 18 months, but if he's getting overly tired then adding in another nap or upping his bedtime would probably be a good idea.

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