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dropping daytime nap

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LimesMum Tue 14-Jun-16 06:25:10

DD is 2.4 - I've been on here a fair bit recently looking for help!

She was refusing to go to sleep until late and waking lots in the night. Then up early in the mornings too...

There was some suggestions that perhaps she didn't need her nap as this had also become a bit of a battle. She will only nap in the car or buggy so I had been trying to do these.

The last 2 days I haven't been able to so she has gone without a nap at all.

One day she was asleep by 19.15 the next by 19.45 but both days she has woken before 530... Is this to be expected??

She has a Gro clock which she used to pay attention too, also has toys and books in her room but she just sits or stands on the bed crying inconsolably which is upsetting.

Now I don't know what the right thing to do is?? Go back to the nap? Persevere?? I thought no nap would make her sleep longer not less?

Any advice greatly appreciated - thanks!

Artandco Tue 14-Jun-16 06:44:31

Mine have both def needed a nap still at 2 and 3.

LimesMum Tue 14-Jun-16 13:55:39


Do they sleep in their cots for naps?

InsaneDame Tue 14-Jun-16 13:59:42

Mine is 2.2 and still needs at least an hour nap, which is taken in his cot after I've rocked him to sleep.

RhubarbAndMustard Tue 14-Jun-16 14:05:21

Every child is different and some drop it earlier than others. I would say that it is a bit of a transition though. Some days she may still need it, others not. We had a few weeks of trying to avoid the 5pm nap!

Artandco Tue 14-Jun-16 14:24:11

They slept in various places. If at home would sleep in bed most the time ( at 2 they just co slept in our main bed so napped there). Also would nap on sofa/pram/ etc

Youngest now 5. He doesn't nap often but falls asleep every time he's in a car after lunch at all

NickyEds Tue 14-Jun-16 15:28:35

My ds is 2.6 and definitely still needs a nap, he'll have over 2 hours in his cot if we're at home but less in the buggy. It seems to make little difference to his nighttime sleep if he has 45 minutes or nearly 3 hours. I would have thought 2.4 was a bit young to dp the nap altogether. How is she during the day? Does she seems grumpy tired?

LimesMum Tue 14-Jun-16 16:09:39

She has been variable, some days fine others grumpy!

I think she probably does still need it given she takes it in car or buggy but I'm about to have another baby and am finding it a real struggle!!

To be honest the days she has had no nap she has ended up waking up earlier than ever!!

I used to love the lunch time nap - she would sleep for 2-2.5 hours in her for no trouble!!

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