The Challenge of One Nap a Day

Not too long ago, we transitioned to one nap a day. It got to the point where Baylor was missing that second nap so often that it became unnecessary. Now, I am finding myself struggling to get him to take his one nap a day, and it’s no fun.


From sun up to sun down, Baylor is going 90 to nothing. He literally doesn’t stop all day long with the exception of his midday nap. He is at that stage where he wants to see, hear, and do everything. He doesn’t want to miss out on anything.

I love that he is so intrigued by things and wants to learn and experience. But when experiencing things turns into missing naps, it becomes a problem. I am having the hardest time to get him to settle down for a nap in the middle of the day. I have tried doing an afternoon nap instead, but then he sleeps until nearly bedtime.

No matter what I try, I am still having a hard time finding that happy medium that I am looking for. All of this keeps reminding me that I am still learning as a mom. There are still things about parenthood that I don’t fully understand or know how to fix. I am still learning every day. I may not have the answers now, but I’m keeping the faith that we will eventually get this worked out.

Until then, I want to hear what you guys have to say about naptime. Have you ever experienced a similar naptime predicament? When did you cut down to one nap a day? What kind of schedules to you go by to get your toddler to have a steady nap schedule?

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