Toddlers are delightful little creatures, but they’re also super challenging at times. You’ll be pleased to know that while some of that challenging behaviour is about learning to be a human out in the world, a lot of it is just straight-up needing a nap!
Here’s eight toddler tiredness cues that might help you spot the exact right time to ready your child for a snooze. Godspeed, exhausted mums and dads (and toddlers!)
2. Demanding attention
As your toddler starts to feel weary, you’ll find them needing to be the focus of attention, more and more. This behavioural shift is a cue that your child needs to slow down and that nap time should be on the agenda. Perhaps you’ve spotted this behaviour during the world famous late afternoon ‘witching hour’?!