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when did your toddler stop having naps?

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lyssie29 Thu 05-Feb-15 08:18:39

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.

rr16 Thu 05-Feb-15 10:13:08

keep going with naps while your dd is sleeping well at night - often no nap leads to an over tired child who then has a bad night - my ds is 4 and still needs a nap sometimes!!!

SoonToBeSix Thu 05-Feb-15 10:14:56

When they started school so 4 1/2

FATEdestiny Thu 05-Feb-15 12:12:10

DC1 - 3.5y
DC2 - 3y
DC3 - 4y

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.

FATEdestiny Thu 05-Feb-15 12:13:00

cross-over, not cross-ever blush

Changedup Thu 05-Feb-15 20:14:59

2.5 starting having them less frequently e.g every few days. Gave up completely by 3.

HamptonHumpty Thu 05-Feb-15 20:21:01

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!

findingherfeet Thu 05-Feb-15 20:22:05

The month she turned 3 they stopped.

Lead up was her making a real fuss about taking a nap (even though she'd then sleep for 3 hours!) then she started having bedtime tantrums it just phased out over a few weeks.

She'll occassionally fall asleep in car now, which she never did when she had her naps.

Quitelikely Thu 05-Feb-15 20:35:27

2.5 and I was devastated! Yes really. I treasured my afternoon time!

tumbletumble Thu 05-Feb-15 20:37:53

DC1 - 2.6
DC2 - 4.3!!
DC3 - just 3

SparklyReindeerShit Thu 05-Feb-15 20:37:58

2.9 still napping for 2 hours here. Have tried days with no naps and I'd rather beat myself around the head with a week old fish than try it again.

DextersMistress Thu 05-Feb-15 20:43:18

18 months, both of them!

SignoraStronza Thu 05-Feb-15 20:44:05

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.

Lj8893 Thu 05-Feb-15 20:47:02

Apparently my 15 month old has decided to give up her nap hmm

Thurlow Thu 05-Feb-15 20:52:23

Just turned 3 and still happily napping. Can occasionally get through the day without a nap, but it's not the best. Still sleeps well at night.

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