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How do I get my toddler to nap?

By BabySleepAdmin 8 years ago

How do I get my toddler to nap?

Getting your toddler to nap actually starts with a good, consistent bedtime and a good, consistent wake time. A bedtime of around 7:00-8:00 p.m. and a wake time of about 6:00-7:00 a.m. will help set the stage for a toddler who is ready to nap in the early afternoon. Whenever possible, have your toddler nap where he sleeps overnight. Although you cannot necessarily make your child sleep, you can expect that he stay in his crib or bed, and give him things he can do such as sing quietly or play with a quiet, safe toy. Consistency is key!

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