19 Month Old Sleep Schedule
19 Month Old Nap Schedule:
Your baby will likely now be down to one 2-hour nap a day. When this transition to one nap occurs, be sure to offer your baby plenty of quiet time during the day so they can ease into this new landscape of sleep – mellow periods of time can be very restorative. For the first week or two, as baby makes the change to one nap a day, you can try laying them down 30-minutes earlier than usual for their afternoon nap, which might give them the extra sleep them need to make it through the day with minimal fussiness.
19 Month Old Feeding Schedule:
Your baby is likely a big fan of solid foods by this time. It’s fine for them to be drinking cow’s milk, but they shouldn’t be consuming more than 20 ounces each day. If they’re wanting more than that, it might be an indication that they need more solid food, which should be their main source of nutrition. 3 meals a day should now be the norm for your baby, and you’re likely learning more and more about their flavor and texture preferences. Take advantage of opportunities for fun exploration during this time by exposing your baby to new foods.
How Long Should A 19 Month Old Sleep?
At this age, your baby will likely be sleeping about 2 hours during the day, and 11 to 12 hours at night. Nightmares may be a not so fun development during this time, in addition to a fear of the dark. Nightlights can help to soothe baby’s fears. Try to find a nightlight that puts off enough light to gently illuminate the room, without being too bright or distracting.
It’s best to hold off from moving your baby into a toddler bed at this age, as their crib is likely their safe and familiar haven, and allows for a positive family-baby relationship.