22 Month Old Sleep Schedule

Last Updated on July 6, 2023

chelsey borson baby sleep consultant
Chelsey Borson
Certified Baby Sleep Consultant
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Hey there, welcome to Luna Leaps! We're here to help you establish healthy sleep habits and create a super smooth sleep schedule for your incredible 22-month-old. We totally understand that navigating toddler sleep can be quite a journey, but don't fret, we've got your back!

In this blog post, we'll dive into the ins and outs of a 22 month old sleep schedule, providing you with valuable tips and insights. So, get ready to unlock the secrets to a well-rested and happy toddler.

What is a Sample 22 Month Old Sleep Schedule?

Creating a consistent sleep schedule for your 22-month-old can work wonders for their well-being. While every child has unique needs, having a sample sleep schedule can provide a helpful framework to start with. Let's explore a sample 22-month-old sleep schedule that can be adjusted to suit your child's individual preferences.

Here's a sample 22 month old sleep schedule for your little one:

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7:00 AMWake up and start the day
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAfternoon nap
6:30 PMDinner time
7:30 PMStart bedtime routine
8:00 PMBedtime
Sample 22 Month Old Sleep Schedule with Naps and Wake Windows

Remember, this is just a sample schedule, and you can adapt it to your child's needs. Some toddlers may require more or less sleep, so feel free to adjust the nap duration or bedtime as needed. The key is to establish consistent sleep and wake times to help your little one maintain a healthy sleep routine.

What are Wake Windows for a 22 Month Old?

Understanding wake windows is crucial for establishing a well-timed sleep schedule for your energetic 22-month-old. Wake windows refer to the ideal duration of time your child can comfortably stay awake between sleep periods.

At this age, the recommended wake window for a 22-month-old is typically around 5-6 hours during the day. However, it's important to note that each child is unique, and their wake windows may vary slightly.

What is a Nap Schedule for a 22 Month Old?

Establishing a nap schedule for your toddler is an important part of their sleep routine. Parents may wonder how many naps children this age are supposed to take. At this age, most children transition to having one consolidated nap during the day.

The recommended nap duration is typically around 1.5 to 2.5 hours, providing them with enough rest to support their overall sleep needs. Remember, their total daytime sleep in a 24-hour period, including the nap, should amount to approximately 11-14 hours. This ensures they receive sufficient rest and maintain healthy sleep habits.

A consistent nap schedule also helps avoid poor sleep habits and promotes a better balance between daytime and overnight sleep. By providing them with ample rest during the day, you're setting them up for a night of sound sleep and helping them develop positive sleep patterns.

22 Month Old Baby Sleep Schedule & Sleep Training FAQ

We've gathered all the top questions parents like you have about creating a peaceful sleep routine for your little one. In this section, we'll tackle those common concerns and share expert insights to make your journey smoother. So, let's jump right into it!

How much sleep should my 22-month-old be getting in a day?

On average, your 22-month-old should aim for about 11 to 14 hours of total sleep per day, including both nighttime sleep and daytime naps. This total sleep duration may vary slightly from child to child, as every little one has their own unique sleep needs. Keeping an eye on their energy levels, mood, and overall well-being will help you gauge if they're getting enough rest.

What are some signs that my 22-month-old is not getting enough sleep?

If your 22-month-old is showing signs of sleep deprivation, it's time to pay attention. Look out for common signs like frequent irritability, difficulty focusing or staying engaged, excessive crankiness, and increased clinginess. They may also display changes in appetite or have trouble with transitions throughout the day. Keep an eye on their overall energy levels and mood.

How can I help my 22-month-old settle down for naps and bedtime?

Getting your toddler to settle down for naps and bedtime can be tricky. Establishing a soothing routine can work wonders. Create a predictable sequence of calming activities like reading a favorite book, snuggling, or playing gentle music. Dim the lights and create a cozy sleep environment. Consistency is key, so stick to the routine each time.

Additionally, allow for wind-down time before sleep, minimizing stimulating activities. By setting the stage for relaxation, you'll help your little one transition to a peaceful state and drift off to dreamland with ease.

What can I do if my 22-month-old is consistently waking up too early in the morning?

Waking up too early can be a challenge, but there are ways to tackle it. Ensure that your 22-month-old's sleep environment is conducive to longer sleep, with a dark room and white noise if needed. Consider adjusting their bedtime slightly later to promote a more restful morning wake-up time.

Encourage a consistent bedtime routine and make sure they're getting enough total sleep during the day. If your toddler wakes up too early, try to keep their room calm and dimly lit, encouraging them to go back to sleep.

Should I have a consistent nap schedule or be flexible based on my child's cues?

Finding the right balance between a consistent nap schedule and flexibility based on your child's cues is key. While having a general routine can be beneficial, it's equally important to pay attention to your child's individual needs and cues. Keep an eye out for signs of tiredness, like yawning or rubbing their eyes.

By following their cues, you can determine when they're ready for a nap. Flexibility allows for adjustments based on their changing sleep patterns as they get older or for sleep interruptions like a sleep regression.

Is it normal for my 22-month-old to have nighttime awakenings?

Yes, it's quite normal for 22-month-olds to experience nighttime awakenings. Factors like teething, growth spurts, or temporary disruptions in their routine can contribute to these awakenings. Respond to their needs with comfort and reassurance, offering a soothing presence to help them settle back to sleep.

Establishing a consistent bedtime routine and creating a calm sleep environment can also promote better sleep continuity. As they continue to grow and develop, their sleep patterns may change.

How can I handle nap transitions, such as dropping a nap or adjusting nap times?

Nap transitions can be a gradual process. When it's time to drop a nap, start by slightly shortening the nap or pushing it later in the day. Gradually shift their schedule until they can comfortably manage with one nap. If adjusting nap times, follow your child's cues and make small changes gradually.

Maintain a consistent routine and provide a calm sleep environment. Be patient during this transition period, as it may take some time for your little one to adjust.

Are there any strategies to help my 22-month-old soothe themselves to sleep?

Absolutely! Encouraging self-soothing skills can promote independent sleep for your 22-month-old. Start by creating a relaxing bedtime routine that includes calming activities like reading or cuddling. Consider using a lovey or comforting item to provide a sense of security.

Gradually transition from actively soothing your child to giving them space to self-soothe. You can try techniques, for example the "fade-out" method where you gradually decrease your presence while they fall asleep. Remember, each child is different, so find a method that aligns with their temperament and comfort level.

What can I do if my 22-month-old is resisting bedtime and experiencing bedtime battles?

Bedtime battles can be challenging, but there are strategies you can try. Create a consistent and soothing bedtime routine, ensuring it's calm and predictable. Set clear expectations and boundaries around bedtime and address any fears or anxieties your child may have.

Offer choices within limits to give them a sense of control. If they resist, gently redirect their attention to soothing activities. Remember, consistency and positive reinforcement are key.

How can I create a calm and sleep-friendly environment for my 22-month-old's sleep?

Creating a calm and sleep-friendly environment is essential for your 22-month-old's restful sleep. Keep their sleep space dark, quiet, and comfortably cool. Use soft lighting or a nightlight if needed. Minimize stimulating activities close to bedtime and limit screen time.

Consider using a white noise machine or a fan to create a soothing background noise. Ensure their sleep area is safe and comfortable with a cozy mattress and breathable bedding.

Can Luna Leaps Help with My 22 Month Old's Sleep Routine?

Absolutely! Luna Leaps is here to support you and your toddler on your sleep journey, including helping you sleep train if needed. We specialize in helping parents establish healthy sleep routines for their little ones, providing personalized guidance to suit your child's needs.

Whether you're navigating nap transitions, bedtime challenges, or sleep regressions, our team has the expertise and tools to assist you. With our friendly and supportive approach, we'll work together to create a sleep routine that suits your family's lifestyle and promotes restful nights for everyone. Contact me today!

chelsey borson baby sleep consultant

Chelsey Borson

Owner & Certified Baby Sleep Consultant

Hi, I'm the founder of Luna Leaps. As a certified sleep consultant with the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting, I bring expertise and compassion to helping families establish healthy sleep habits. As a mom of two, including one with special needs, I understand the struggles of sleepless nights and the toll it can take on the whole family. But with a personalized plan tailored to your child's unique needs, we can work together to improve sleep and overall well-being. Let's start this journey towards better sleep together.

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