The Toddler Morning Nap: When Does It End?
If your toddler also naps in the morning, when do you expect the bliss to end? J is 15 and a 1/2 months old. He still naps morning and afternoon, about two hours each. Before you hate me because my child likes sleeping, know that I think part is genetic (his dad is a sleep bear) and part is pure luck (he loves his bunny, his blanket, and his “bed”).
When will this come to an end? At our 12 month visit, our family practice doc warned me that he would let me know when he was done with the morning nap. She predicted he’d fuss through the whole thing, or remain very alert and engaged in the morning, or just talk in his crib the whole time. So far, none of the above have transpired.
We may be on the verge of it, though, as he does talk a great deal in his crib before passing out in the morning, maybe even 10 minutes of intermittent “bababa” and “gooogoo” and “ah-ball” before silence on the monitor. Will he just talk the whole time one of these days? Will I just know he’s done with morning naps? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the time to work, write, nap, run errands if a family member is nearby, cook, clean, and whatever else the day requires. But I’m curious as to the evolution of this whole nap thing.
I need some experienced parents to fill me in on the scoop and their experiences here.