21 Month Old Sleep Schedule
21 Month Old Nap Schedule:
Two naps a day will likely be a thing of the past and 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!
21 Month Old Feeding Schedule:
Most babies of this age love solid foods. While they may be drinking cow’s milk, they shouldn’t be ingesting more than 20 ounces a day. If your baby is drinking more than 20 ounces of milk, take it as a sign that they may need more solid food, which should be the main source of their nutrients, especially as they near their second birthday. Three meals a day should now be commonplace in your baby’s daily routine, with each day providing more information about baby’s flavor and texture preferences. Have some fun by experimenting with various food flavors, textures, and combos your baby may enjoy.
How Long Should A 21 Month Old Sleep?
Your little one should be sleeping around 11-12 hours each night, and around 2 hours during the day. They may start to experience the unpleasantness of nightmares and a fear of the dark, which can be soothed by a nightlight. Find a nightlight that’s bright enough to gently illuminate the room, without being too distracting.
Resist the urge to transition your baby to a toddler bed as the positive and calming associations they’ve likely developed with their crib allows for more restful sleep, helping to create a more dynamic relationship between baby and family.