I recently shared a video detailing how I knew it was time to transition my toddler from two naps down to one. I also talk about how I am transitioning her!
SIGNS IT MAY BE TIME...
1. Your Toddler's Age: The suggested age for attempting to transition your toddler is anywhere between 1- 2 years of age.
2. Your Toddler Simply Plays During the Nap Time. My baby girl would play for an entire 20-30 minutes. I eventually had to go and get her after realizing she was not falling asleep anytime soon.
3. Your Toddler Takes Forever to Sleep! Some days, she would eventually fall asleep, but it took quite some time for that to happen.
What I've realized is that the transition is an inconsistent, yet gradual one. Some days she naps twice, and then other days she plays through her first nap. What I like to do when that happens is push her nap back 15-3o minutes. Today, I did this and was able to put her down right around noon. That is the ideal time for a nap.
You may also notice that when your toddler only has one nap, he or she will sleep for a longer stretch. :)
Hope this Helped,