Does your toddler wake up from a nap in tears?

When tinybeans wake up crying after a nap, it can be an indication that the nap was too short and your little one needs more rest.
All kiddos are different, but many parents find that their 18-24 month olds need 2-3 hours of day sleep (in one nap) to be sufficiently rested.

If your child is waking up before the two hour mark, and is upset, try this:

Give them a few minutes to see if they fall back to sleep on their own.

If they don’t, try doing an abbreviated version of their nap routine and lay them down again to fall back to sleep. You might find they can sleep for another hour with a bit of help!

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