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How old was your little one when they gave up naps?

my oldest is now 8 she gave up her naps when we moved to where we are now at 19 months, but I think it was because the room she had here wasnt as dark as at the other place we lived. My now 5 and a half year old up her naps i cant remember but pretty sure it was about 2 or 2 and a half. Well I am about to have 2 out of 3 kids in school and this is my last baby so not ready to give up the naps yet lol. She just turned 2 a couple weeks ago. And I am pretty sure she is ready to give them up :( she sometimes wont nap then sometimes she will but if she does she wont go to bed until 10 at night. I put her down for a nap around 11 and she wakes at around 2-3 (i dont think she falls asleep right away) how can i get her to start sleeping at night?


Asked by mommy5409 at 9:56 PM on Aug. 13, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My Son napped daily until he was almost 5! He's a little rocket & needed that to charge his battery. My Daughter just turned 2 & she still naps. She goes down for a nap at about 12 noon & I only let her sleep the latest until 2:30 or else she'll have a hard time going to bed at night. So I'd push your child's nap to 11:30 or 12 & let her sleep no later than 2:30. If you push the nap a little later than 11 then she'll be more tired & go to sleep faster. A bath before nap time helps & a full belly too!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:09 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • they will still take naps if i enforce it, but i dont anymore because then they'll be up all night. i stopped doing naps probably about a year ago, though i will make my youngest take one sometimes when she is being impossibly difficult & usually that's exactly what she needed. they are 3, 4 & 6

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:14 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Four of mine were around 3 when they stopped sleeping but I continued to put them in their room for an hour of "quiet time" where they could look at books on their bed or choose a quiet toy to play with but had to stay in bed. I continued that until kindergarten. My youngest turned 3 in July and is still sleeping - 2 hours at nap and 12 hours at night.

    Answer by missanc at 10:26 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • My oldest at 2. My youngest is almost 4 (will be in 2 months) & will take a nap maybe once a week now.

    Answer by 3libras at 9:58 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Both of mine were about 2.5... they are 9 & 7 now.

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:10 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • oldest right at 2
    youngest...I don't remember! closer to 3 I think

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:10 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • My oldest never gave them up willingly. I had to force him not to nap the summer before kinder because it was an all day school with no naps. My youngest said no more naps at 15 months.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:12 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • 2

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:17 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • About three and a half, when she started preschool two mornings a week.

    Answer by Ballad at 10:33 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Around 2

    Answer by liss05 at 10:35 PM on Aug. 13, 2013