This regression is related to naps and an extra special milestone: walking.
Your baby is now experimenting with new movements and gaining a new perspective of their surroundings. Even if your baby is tired, they will continue exploring. They may start to resist afternoon naps. Though naps will likely become shorter, keep the routine in place until your little one is at least three years old.
This new milestone may make your baby very tired. They may be irritable during the day which can cause night awakenings and a change in the way your baby eats.
At the age of 14 to 16 months, your baby will transition from two naps to one.
Tips to handle this regression
- Be patient and calm, it’s a normal regression and won’t last forever.
- Maintain your good nap routine, even if the naps get shorter.
- Plan relaxed activities for the end of the afternoon.
- Avoid involving new sleep props.