My almost 2 year old still has a 1 and a half to 2 hr nap every afternoon. I'm just curious to know how long others did this and whether I should reduce her naps soon or just let her sleep if she wants. She sleeps 12-1.30 or 2, goes to bed at 7 and wakes anytime between 6 and 7.
When we stopped the lunchtime nap, we usually had a cross-ever period of time (usually about 6 months) where they are no longer taken upstairs and put to sleep in their cot, but could fall asleep on the sofa if they wanted/needed to. This would happen initially 4 or 5 times a week but gradually reduces to maybe just once or twice a week, then every now and again, then not at all.
DS have them up himself just before being 2.5. He said "I'm not going to bed after lunch today". And he never did ever again. A few weeks of slightly earlier bedtimes and he was fine. Not sure I ever recovered though!
Dc1 (8) still needs one at the weekends - we force her to go upstairs for a sleep when she starts behaving like a drunken prize fighter and gets very rude and answery backy. Hopefully this will improve once she's had her adenoids out and sleeps better because at the moment she is walking up ridiculously early.
Dc2 is 2.5 and unless she goes to sleep before 1:00 she's prevented from napping or has naps cut short. She simply refuses to sleep at bedtime if she does.