16 Month Old Sleep Schedule
16 Month Old Nap Schedule:
Is it already time for 1 nap a day? Where has the time gone? At this age, your baby will probably nap for 1-3 hours during the day. They may still be transitioning from two naps down to one and you might have some two nap days and some one nap days. Once they’ve transitioned to one nap a day, remember to give them the quiet space they need to relax and ease into this new routine for their days. Though they may not want to nap, they’ll appreciate the rest that their bodies will get. You’re welcome to lay your baby down 30 minutes earlier for their afternoon nap, which might help them get through the day for the first week or two during this change in their routine.
16 Month Old Feed Schedule:
When it comes to food, solids are going to be your baby’s best friend. They can still be drinking cow’s milk, but they shouldn’t be drinking more than 20 ounces a day. If they’re drinking more than that, take it as a sign that they’re not eating enough solid foods, which is probably why they’re still hungry. Solid foods will be the main source of nutrition for babies nearing the 16-month mark. Your little one should be fairly used to 3 meals a day at this point, and you’ll learn more and more every day about the different flavors and textures they enjoy! This is a fun time to expand your baby’s taste palate and guide them through an exploration of new textures and flavors.
How Long Should A 16 Month Old Sleep?
During this time, your baby is used to a sleeping around 11-12 hours at night, and around 2 hours during the day. Your little one may start to develop nightmares between 18 and 23 months, or even show signs of being afraid of the dark. An easy solution here is to buy a nightlight to keep them feeling safe and comfortable — just make sure it isn’t too distracting.
We recommend holding off on transitioning your baby to a toddler bed until at least 24 months. The crib is your baby’s sleep sanctuary. It’s where they feel safe, where they’re not necessarily bothered, and allows for a dynamic relationship between family and baby.