Naps

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Registered: 04-08-2008
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 10:03am

Does your 2/3 yr old still take naps?

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Registered: 10-03-2011
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 1:41pm
My 3 year old has pretty much given up naps at this point. Not long after her 3rd birthday, she just started fighting them. Once in a while, we'll lay down with her if she's extra cranky to get her to go to sleep, but if she lays down by herself... she's probably not going to sleep at all.

If she does sleep, she'll doze for 1-2 hours.
~CMod Heather Mom of 2, Elisabeth (5) & Rebekah (3)
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 2:58pm
I'm just going to keep answering for both, since i have the 2 and 4 year old... ;0) The 4 year old still naps (or does quiet time) at daycare, but on the weekends, its more fight now then its worth, so I have her do quiet time in ehr bed at home if I can, just to calm her down for a while. Sometimes she'll sleep, sometimes she won't. If she doesn't sleep, she's a bear by 6 at night!

As for the 2 year old, yes, she still naps a good 2-3 hours. She naps consistently 2 1/2 hours at daycare every day and at home on the weekends, it just depends on how busy we are before nap time. If we aren't that busy, she usually naps 90 minutes, but if we've done the park or a bunch of outdoor time, its a good 2 hours.
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Registered: 08-02-2010
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 7:43pm
Ds is 3 he isn't napping anymore but he does sleep 12 hours straight at night so i can live with it.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 7:52am
Heather- That's interesting that she gave them up around 3. How does she do without a nap? Landon has been fighting naps lately but he's a giant mess by 6pm each night. The days he does take a nap, he sleeps for 2-3 hours so I'm thinking he still needs them...

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 7:53am
The bear by 6 sounds so familiar! That's what I'm dealing with right now. Landon didn't nap yesterday but he stayed in his bed until I told him he could get up. Last night he was grouchy! He still needs that nap!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 7:54am
That's great that he gets such a great stretch at night! At what age did he start giving up naps?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 11:34am
Saturday she didn't nap, she went in and stayed quiet in her room for about 45 minutes, and then she woke her sister up, so we went ahead and let her stay up because it was almost 3 by then. But by 6, when she was playing with a friend, we ended up having to send the friend home because she just couldn't behave (a big sign she's tired). I don't think she needs a long nap, because she never naps longer than an hour, but I do think she still needs something. But I also know that she starts kindergarten in less than a year, and as far as I know, they don't get nap time in all day kindergarten, so I know she'll have to wean off them eventually. Though, when she starts K, she won't be getting up to leave with me for work at 6:15, she'll be able to sleep til closer to 7, so that will probably make a difference also.
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Registered: 08-02-2010
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 8:02pm
age 3. DD did the same thing gave up naps around age 3 and slept almost 12 hours straight.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 8:10am
Tracy, I'm sure that waking up a bit later will help. How do you feel about all day kindergarten? Our school district just moved to this and I'm on the fence. I guess they go two full days per week and every other Friday. Seems so confusing!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 8:11am
Wow! Sounds like your little ones just don't need naps after that age! 12 hours is a really good stretch at night.

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