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

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  • think it depends on the child

    Answer by san78 at 9:17 AM on Jul. 28, 2012

  • Not every day but yes

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 10:31 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • My kids 4, almost 6 and 8 have a quiet time every day. The younger two usually sleep and the 8 year old reads, colors or plays quietly.

    Answer by whittear at 4:31 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • my DD is 4 and she takes naps 2 times a week or so. she has "rest time" during the afternoon where she plays w/ toys in her room and sometimes she falls asleep other times she doesnt. i figure her body knows when it needs a nap.

    Answer by okmanders at 5:36 PM on Jul. 19, 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.

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

  • My DD stopped taking scheduled naps at 3

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

  • My ds stopped taking naps at 2

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

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

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

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

    Answer by adnilm at 10:58 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.

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

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