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2 year nap regression

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WeAreStars Tue 27-Dec-16 13:17:43

Has anyone been through this? Did the naps come back? The problem is my 2.5 year old only gets 10.5-11 hours at night and still needs her nap otherwise she is an overtired mess by dinner time, but this last week she is refusing to nap no matter what time I put her down. It's so frustrating because she is clearly exhausted. I don't drive so taking her our in the car is not an option.

Scrumptiouscrumpets Tue 27-Dec-16 18:31:02

We just had this with DS 1 who is 2, it only lasted a couple of weeks, then he went back to napping as before. I put him down after lunch as usual, I'd get him out of his cot after half an hour if he wasn't asleep. The rest of the day was a nightmare for both of us but you can't force them to sleep! I would definitely persevere with the nap, you say she definitely needs it so it doesn't sound like she's about to drop it.

splendide Wed 28-Dec-16 14:46:31

Similar to scrumptious - mine went through a phase (really short, I think about 1 week) of no nap when he was just 2. We still tried for the nap every day on the basis that some quiet time in his cot would be good anyway!

He started sleeping again and he's been back to 2 hours after lunch for a couple of months now. I'm so glad I didn't just accept that the nap was gone!

Annette69 Sat 31-Dec-16 18:45:53

Hello I'm posting on here again as feeling so exhausted and tired sad there was a lady I think FateDestiny that gave me some tips which I wanted to refer to again but can't find thread. Daughter who is 19 months waking up between 4-5am and I struggling with any sort of routine or what to do has been going on for 16 weeks now and is driving us all mad. Anyone else experiencing the same thing ?

WeAreStars Sat 31-Dec-16 19:48:31

Thank you scrumptious and splendide, you have given me hope!! She's falling asleep eating her dinner every evening so I know she's definitely not ready. Hopefully it's just another phase I have to ride out!

Annette I'm guessing you meant to start a new thread, rather than post on here smile You must be tired! Early morning waking is quite common when babies go to sleep overtired, perhaps thats whats happening. What's your routine at the moment re. wake time, naps, bedtime?

babyblabber Sat 31-Dec-16 20:04:57

Both of mine had dropped naps by then, I think you'd be very lucky to get them back!

Granted they were both in bits by the evening. I used to drive them around for even a 15 minute sleep in the car later in the afternoon, would the buggy work for you?

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