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When do they drop their daytime naps?

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MistressMary Thu 24-Mar-05 18:57:01

My boy just gone 16 months and getting his molars through.
Also hasn't slept in the daytime at all, but he is full of himself and happy, although eating is a bit out of the question though.
So is there any hope of peace in the daytime again for half an hour or so?

RudyDudy Thu 24-Mar-05 18:59:51

I think it's very individual MM - my 17mo is just about dropping his morning nap and can't imagine him ever dropping his post lunch one. But a friend of mine's DS is 4 and has quite happily not slept at all in the day since he was about 18mo.

ThomCat Thu 24-Mar-05 19:03:54

My DD is 3 and now and then decides to miss her afternoon sleep but most days she still sleeps for 1 - 2 hours in the afternoon and then sleeps for about 11 hours every night as well.

Kaz33 Thu 24-Mar-05 19:21:42

My 22 month old does about an hour and a half in the afternoon.

Cod Thu 24-Mar-05 19:23:15

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Dahlia Thu 24-Mar-05 19:25:32

DD aged 21 months has hour and a half after lunch, sometimes 2 hours, then sleeps 12 or 13 hours at night.
Hi Kaz!!!! How are you?

tassis Thu 24-Mar-05 19:25:47

Ds is nearly 2. Around 18 months he had 2 afternoons in a row when he didn't sleep, he just chatted and sang. I was convinced he was going to drop his afternoon sleeps. He was going to nursery 2 days a week and stopped sleeping there around the same time. We moved house (and he stopped nursery) when he was 19 months and since then he's been a great afternoon sleeper - usually from 1pm to 3pm and sometimes longer. My point is - don't lose hope MM he may well go back to it!!

serenity Thu 24-Mar-05 19:26:12

DS1 and 2 both dropped their daytime naps at about 18 mths much to my dismay.

I had resigned myself to DD doing the same, but at 17 mths she still has a nap of 1 to 2 hours everyday (thank you!!). I think it really depends on the individual.

Cod Thu 24-Mar-05 19:26:19

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OldieMum Thu 24-Mar-05 20:06:13

DD is 26 months old and sleeps from 2-3 hours in the afternoon and about 12 hours at night.

Lonelymum Thu 24-Mar-05 20:17:38

I thought my 2 yo was dropping his nap a few weeks ago: he managed quite a few days without one. But now he is back to having them again. If I remember rightly from my other children, it fizzles out sometime when they are 2 - 3, but might come back occasionally when they start playgroup and are really knackered!

sweetkitty Thu 24-Mar-05 20:19:21

I'm 29 and still have my daytime nap when I can, I love daytime naps everyone should have one!

MistressMary Thu 24-Mar-05 20:41:01

Sounds like a temporay thing then.

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