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What age did your toddler stop napping?

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peanutbutterlove Thu 30-Oct-14 21:50:12

My daughter is two and a half and suddenly started refusing naps a couple of times a week. When she doesn't nap she is unbearably grumpy and then struggles to go down at night because she is overtired. What age did your toddlers drop their naps?

Cheesymonster Sat 08-Nov-14 13:26:16

Bumping this peanut because I would also like to know! My DD has just turned two and has started refusing to nap at home but she still naps at nursery two days a week for almost two hours! So I'm confused as to whether she needs it or not. She would sleep if I took her out in the car but that's not always practical.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 08-Nov-14 13:30:19

Two. I then instituted Quiet Time after lunch. She goes to her room to play or read quietly and I put on one of her rhyme CDs for her to listen to. She's not allowed to come out till the CD is finished unless she needs the potty.

It's great because I get a break and it seems to recharge her a bit. Sometimes she'll fall asleep.

findingherfeet Sat 08-Nov-14 13:57:58

A couple of weeks before my DD turned 3....this has come as a shock (for me) she's always had a very long afternoon nap where I'd wake her after 3 or so hours....but she started just lying awake in her bed singing for an hour! Sob sob...

slightlyconfused85 Sat 08-Nov-14 19:14:48

My DD is two next week and has started not to nap at home. Gutted! If she does nap at the cm she falls asleep late. She's not even especially grumpy! Finding it hard to accept....

scottygirl5 Sat 08-Nov-14 19:18:46

DD1 stopped napping every day between 21-24 months, had her last ever nap at 28 months, but wasn't ever super grumpy without it so it just made life easier as we weren't tied to nap times.

teacher54321 Sat 08-Nov-14 21:21:41

Ds is 2 1/2 and can survive without a nap, but does get tired so I put him down if we're at home, but if not I don't worry too much. I do try and avoid long car journeys at 5pm if he's not had a sleep though!!

TerrifiedMothertobe Tue 11-Nov-14 22:00:03

Ds1 is 3 and can't cope without an hours sleep. We tried without and it was carnage. He wakes at 530 most mornings, and wakes even earlier if he doesn't have a nap.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Tue 11-Nov-14 22:04:05

Dd is just 2 she will nap eventually if I put her down but she wakes in the night if she's had a sleep in the day so I don't let her have one. I'd much rather have her up all day and asleep at night!

StetsonsAreCool Tue 11-Nov-14 22:17:41

I can't remember! blush

She was more than 3 though. Might have been getting on for 3 and a half. It wasn't every day by the end though, but we definitely knew about it on the days she didn't grin

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