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How long of a nap does your 3 year old take?

My son is waking up way too early in the morning and I am wondering if I should shorten his nap. He takes a two hour nap (sometimes longer). My 2 year old daughter seems to need the 2 hour nap and she doesn't like waking up with her brother (they share a room). I am wondering if I should try shortening his nap in order that we all may sleep in at a regular time in the morning.

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Asked by Eilish at 9:38 AM on Apr. 25, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • mine takes about a one to two hour nap, and he gets up about 8:30am what time does he go to bed at night? maybe let him stay up a little later then his bed time. mine goes to bed about 8-9 at night.

    Answer by WhatevaItTakes at 9:42 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • Mine takes no nap at all...sniff sniff....

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:56 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • My daughter doesnt take naps often..but when she does its for 30-1 hour..i will wake her up if she is asleep for more then a hour because if i dont she is up until 2-3 in the morning...

    Answer by mom2girliegirls at 10:03 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • My daughter rarely takes naps anymore. When she does seem to need one though, I let her sleep for about 30 minutes - 1 hour. It depends on how tired she is.

    Answer by mommy112005 at 10:07 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • he takes an hour to an hour and a half

    Answer by mcoche08 at 10:22 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • Our 2yr old & 3yr old nap from 1-3, goes to bed at 8PM and the 3yr old gets up around 8AM the 2 yr old will sleep till about 9 or so

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 11:13 AM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • My three year old doesn't nap, my 2 year old naps for about 1 1/2-2 hours a day.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:24 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • My (almost 3) daughter is a night owl. She stays up with me LATE. I am usually up till 2or 3 am. She goes to sleep anywhere between 10 and midnight. She is ALWAYS the first one up too. My 6 year old son goes to bed at 9pm and usually sleeps till 9 am but she is always up by 7am.
    Her naps in the afternoon are on average right at an hour. I worry that she isn't sleeping enough but she is happy and healthy and she wakes up on her own so...

    Answer by craftin4fun at 1:59 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • About 2 hours. She wakes up at 7:30am, nap 12:30 - 2:30, then goes to bed at 8pm.

    Answer by KandiceN at 2:11 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

  • my little hasn't taken a regular nap in a long time the only way he takes a nap is if he is so wore out he crashes

    Answer by LIDIAN29 at 3:04 PM on Apr. 25, 2009

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