20 Month Old Sleep Schedule
20 Month Old Nap Schedule:
Your baby is most likely down to one nap a day. Now that this nap transition has occurred, it can be nice to think of the day in three parts – morning, nap and afternoon. The morning might include a fun activity like a playdate, playgroup or playground visit, then home for lunch and nap and then out again for more fun in the afternoon if everyone is up for it!
20 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 baby to new foods.
How Long Should A 20 Month Old Sleep?
At this age, your baby should 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 to gently illuminate the room, without being too bright.
It’s best to hold off from moving 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.