Info for Toddlers


What to Expect

Toddlers sleep on average between 11 and 13 hours throughout the day and night. Sometime between the ages of 13 and 18 months, most are prepared to nap once per day. Typically, the morning nap is dropped and the afternoon nap lasts between 1.5-3 hours. Some toddlers continue taking two shorter naps throughout the day. Some continue to wake in the night, typically as a result of poor sleep habits.

Common factors that interfere with sleep at this age are illness, separation anxiety, other stressful events, and switching from a crib to a bed prematurely. Most toddlers transition to a bed between 2 and 3 years, it is best to wait until closer to 3 years.