Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Alexis says

    I have a 13 month old who still takes two naps and a 27 month old (going thru sleep regression) who only takes one nap. How can o get my younger one to take at least one nap overlapping with his brother?? Currently they go to bed within 30 min of each other and wake around the same time every day. But their naps are not overlapping at all. Makes for a long day with no down time sometimes! My oldest didnt transition to one nap until closer to around 21 or 22 months, so I forsee several more months of this schedule.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Alexis, thanks for writing to us. That is a tricky spot you are in but I can 100% understand needing the break during the day for their naps. I don’t know what your current schedule looks like, but here is a link to a sample schedule for toddlers, and you can see the one nap and two nap schedules on there for each of your kids: I know even in the sample schedule they don’t overlap so it may require some adjusting to make sure your kids don’t get overtired and resist the nap all together. I’m sorry for not being able to give you a clear cut answer! I do know that our sleep consultants are very well versed on this so if this is something you need more help with, you may consider speaking to them! You might want to check out our Members Area which is a very affordable way to be able to chat live with a consultant (there is a weekly chat, 1 hour a week that you can go and live chat with a consultant and ask your questions) and there is also an ebook exclusively available to our members about shifting schedules which could help! You’d have access to all of our ebooks as well so you could even check out our Mastering Naps & Schedules ebook for help there. If you’re interested in getting deeper into the information, be sure to check it out:
      I hope this helps!

  2. Vanessa says

    I have a 21 mo and a 6 mo old and 24 hrs after reading this article we are doing better. Thank you for the help and reassurance.

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Vanessa, that is wonderful to hear! Thank you for being a part of the Baby Sleep Site family!

  3. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Lori – glad you find this helpful!

    @ Rhianna – yay! Glad you’ll be printing it and using it for reference! Best of luck to you as your due date approaches, Rhianna – and always remember that we’re here for you if you need ANY help at all after baby #3 is born! 😉

  4. Rhianna says

    Thank you for this article! I think I will print it out and hang it somewhere handy! I am due with Baby # 3 in August so this is very helpful for me! When I had my second, I about drove myself crazy over two sleep schedules! This is great practical advice! Thank you!

  5. Lori says

    This is a great article! I am saving it for future reference. My 14-month-old has never been a great sleeper but is doing much better. We are planning to add a new baby when my son is around 3, so pre-school pick-up/drop-off is one of my concerns. Hopefully, my second will be more adaptable than my first! Thanks again!

  6. Debbye says

    Thank you Thomas! We are working on it!!!

  7. Thomas Scorzeny says

    Extremely insightful thank you, I think your audience could possibly want far more blog posts such as this keep up the great effort.

  8. Debbye says

    @ Rebecca- Congrats on your new addition! I hope you have another good sleeper too! You do know where to come for help though… 😉
    With some work, perhaps you can get them both sharing a nap time is a few months or so!
    Good luck!!!

    @ Ellen- Thanks for writing! Enjoy your hour to yourself while you still can! 🙂 I hope the schedule shift goes/is going smoothly!
    Best wishes!

  9. Ellen says

    LOVE THIS ARTICLE. Extremely helpful – thank you!

    I’m lucky right now that my practically 3y/o and 7 month old share an afternoon nap time, so I even get an hour to myself now and again… But, my oldest’s nap is on the way out, and I can see the writing on the wall for the youngest to give up her 3rd nap. Plus I need to work on shifting her schedule for pre-school drop off time… oh, only got a couple weeks for that – eek!

    Such a juggling act, and I love how you always seem to put your finger on the crux of the matter(s) you’re addressing. 🙂

  10. Rebecca says

    Thank you so much for the tips! I am due with my second a few weeks before my son’s 2nd birthday. My son is so far a pretty good sleeper, so hopefully we will get lucky again. Nap time is more of a struggle, because he stays with family and they could never get him on a good nap schedule. He naps everyday for the most part, but never at the same time. It should be interesting adding a baby to the mix!