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When did your son or daughter stop taking a nap during the day?

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Asked by ClvDandJ at 2:11 PM on Feb. 13, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my kids were all different but most of them stop right around age two, all of my kids sleep for long periods at night so i really think thats why the naps stopped. If we had busy days they would sometimes fall asleep, especially in the car my daughter at 4 will still fall asleep if i am busy running all over getting in and out of the car alot, she will eventually pass out on the way home. Naps still happened around growth spurts though.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 2:21 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • 16 months. she sleeps 12-13 hours at night. she still has quiet time after lunch, but she doesn't sleep.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 2:22 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • my daughter stopped when she was 4 and my son stopped when he was almost 3. My daughter has always been more of a sleeper than my son anyways. I didn't try and force them ever to keep taking naps. I could just tell when the time was right :)

    Answer by rainandresmom at 3:10 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • mine will be 4 march 2, she is up at 630 645 and naps for around 1.5-2 hrs at 2 and bed at 8. my youngest is 8 months on sat so i don't think she counts yet.

    Answer by HisServant4ever at 4:03 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • My son turned 4 in October and he still naps about 4-5 days a week. But he wakes up really early no matter what, so I think that's why.

    Answer by boystimes2 at 6:43 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • My oldest stopped napping at 3 yaers.

    My three year old is still napping......he CAN go without, but he's more pleasant with one yet.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:35 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • my soon to be 3 yo just stopped napping this week.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:44 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • my kids are 5, almost 4, and 1. The 5 and 4 year old get up at 7, nap from 2 until 4, and go to bed at 8:30. my 4 year old can skip sometimes and she's okay. my 5 year old loves his naps and fall apart without them. kindergarten next year is going to be interesting.

    Answer by pat7879 at 10:26 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • my 3 year old just started not takin naps and having quiet time around 2 for an hour. a few times he has fallen asleep, but if he makes the whole hour then he is allowed to watch cartoons for a bit or play while i get things done. my 4 month old of course still takes at least 2 naps

    Answer by batsonsgirl at 12:10 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • My first daughter stopped taking her nap before her 3rd bday. She will still fall asleep if she gets up earlier than usual and then we happen to go out- the car ride still works like a charm. :) But at this age now she is able to tell me when she's tired. She will sometimes tell me that she is ready for bed before I tell her it's bedtime. I think they are smart enough to know when they are sleepy. And my 2nd daughter is 11 mos. old and has just cut out her 2nd nap, so she is down to just one.

    Answer by princesspalace at 12:44 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

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