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2 year old won't nap anywhere but home

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Michelle6557 Fri 05-Apr-13 20:42:13

I'd love any thoughts on a specific problem please!
My daughter just turned two & has developed a huge nap problem. She was a very bad sleeper for the first 14 months & needed rocking to sleep. Some controlled crying resolved the issue surprisingly well & with no lasting negative effect. My parents kindly have her one day a week while I work & she has napped well there for 6 months. Suddenly this has gone badly wrong - she screamed one day as soon as my mum put her down & mum quickly got her back up out of the cot. My daughter is apparently quite bright & realised that screaming pays off & Nana will get her up!
Every naptime is now horrendous for my mum with screaming. It wouldn't be a major issue as its only one day a week, but the screaming has now spread to the 2 days a week my daughter spends at nursery. She now will not nap there either. I fear that its only a matter of time before she starts screaming at nap &/or bedtime at home. Does controlled crying work for 2 year olds or does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks x

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Fri 05-Apr-13 21:41:15

Both of my DDs dumped naps at 2. some DC just do....yes they get shattered by 5.00 and yes...I used to have to keep her awake then for 2 hours until 7.00 when I could get her ready for bed but it did mean she slept all night.

She's coming to the age when naps either go away or become less frequent.

PopMusic Sat 06-Apr-13 16:53:00

My DS stopped his nap around 2. He would go for a few days without a nap and then have a nap to catch up and then not go to sleep till 9/9.30 pm.

I think she might be ready to drop her nap tbh. She may get cranky though by bed time - I put him to bed a little earlier than usual on the days he did not nap.

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