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At what age do kids stop taking naps?

i have a lil girl who just turned 4 and i have been having a hard time getting her to nap and i dont know if it is time to stop naps or not

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Asked by Cookie2004 at 9:46 AM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • According to my 3 1/2 yr. old... 3 1/2 is when to stop. She take maybe one every two weeks now. It sucks... but we manage!


    Answer by Navymama at 9:55 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • I really think every child is different. My firstborn stopped at 18 months!! He was sleeping 14 hours through the night and I would have him lay in his room for 2 or 3 hours and he would never fall asleep. I just had to stop the naps since they weren't happening. My other two kids still nap. I do have quiet time for my oldest. He sits on the couch and looks at books or plays with a toy for about an hour.

    Answer by micheledo at 10:12 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Mine stopped (or are stopping) at 3.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 10:38 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • My DD stopped taking naps when she was 2, she is now 4. Occasionally she will take one, but not very often (if we're in the car for a while late in the afternoon, she will be out). My DS took naps until he was 4 (now 7), so each child is different.

    Answer by CaLizzyMom at 11:12 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Mine all stopped around 3, but we did/do still maintain a "quiet time" for 1/2 -1 hour for them to "rest" reading books, coloring, etc in their rooms

    Answer by missanc at 11:34 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • My daughter will be four next week and stopped taking naps this past spring. We do quiet time as well, but that only lasts half an hour.

    Answer by shesajar at 12:15 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • all kids are different.

    all three of mine sadly stopped napping around 18months.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 12:37 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • mine stopped when he was 2!

    Answer by AmaliaD at 12:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • my youngest son doesnt really take naps anymore and hes 2 and my oldest son is in school and hes 5. so he doesnt either.

    Answer by japandamommy at 1:06 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • My son turned 4 almost 2 months ago. He has been in day care for years and they all take a nap after lunch around 12.30pm. However, when he is with us all day, he doesn't take a nap unless we are driving. When he doesn't take a nap he gets upset for little things and crys so easily at any given time after 4pm. Then we know what his problem is...he is just tired...

    Answer by CACHARRA at 1:11 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

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