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Health Tip: Transitioning Toddlers to One Nap
Suggestions to make it easier

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers often shift from two daily naps to one sometime between their first and second birthday.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions to help ease the transition:

  • Look for signs that your toddler is ready to lose a daily nap, including difficulty falling asleep or waking early from a nap. Your child's afternoon nap also may get later and later, ultimately affecting bedtime.
  • Push back the morning nap by about 15 minutes each day until your baby doesn't nap until midday.
  • Be patient and don't rush the process.

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