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Does your 4 year old still take naps?

My daughter just turned 4 a few weeks ago and still takes naps. Now they are not scheduled or consistent, but most days at some point or another, she gets pooped and takes a little nap. Is this common? I'm not worried about her or anything, she's very active, so it does not surprise me that she needs the naps. I'm really just curious, because my niece stopped taking naps at 2.

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BridgetC140

Asked by BridgetC140 at 10:30 AM on Jul. 18, 2012 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my dd stopped talking naps when she was 2, my son is almost 3 and still needs a nap. it just depends on the kid :)
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:37 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • My 5 year old stopped taking naps around age 4 1/2.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 10:41 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • My Son took consistant 2 hour naps during the day until he turned 5. Now he naps in the afternoon when he feels tired. He will lay on the couch & take a snooze while he is watching TV. He is a rocket during the day so if he needs a charge up he'll sleep.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:45 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • My almost 7 year old still takes a nap with the other kids. I'm not worried about it.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:54 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • DD is almost 4 and she naps every now and then, but she stopped taking daily naps around 2.5.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:57 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • All kids and their sleep requirements are different. No worries mom
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 10:58 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • Not every day but yes, usually for no more than an hour.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:31 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • My ds stopped taking naps at 2
    mommys2cupcakes

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 11:33 AM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • My DD stopped taking scheduled naps at 3
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:31 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • my now 10 and 7 year olds were still taking good daily naps at 4 - it was not forced or a fight to get them down either. 1 would take rests, just lay on the couch or wherever and look at books, and the other 2 flat-out refused to even try to rest at 4.
    annanonnymommy

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 1:52 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

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