All About Sleeping 2 to 3 years

By the time your child is two years old, he usually needs 12 hours of sleep at night and about one or two hours of napping during the day; the actual amount will depend on the child. In general, the nap or rest time will shorten during the year, but bedtime will usually stay the same. The amount of time your child sleeps at night won’t decrease until he’s around six years old, when he’ll reduce it half an hour at a time, per year.

Around the age of three, many children stop having naps, although the majority still need a rest period indoors after lunch until they are about five or six.

Sleep routine

Children about the age of two and three sometimes start delaying tactics at bedtime. He may ask to go to the bathroom ...

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