How do you know when it's time to stop giving naps?
My 2 year old (nearly 27 months) Didn't take a nap today. She laid in bed for 3 hours and did not sleep. Then she got up and went on with her day as if nothing had happened. She wasn't overly grouchy or whiny, but she did fall asleep while we watched a video together about 30 minutes before her normal bed time... she has been laying in bed for longer periods of time before her nap, and since she just didn't take one today, I'm beginning to think it may be time to let it go as a trade for an earlier bed time... What do you think? Any scientific studies on this?
I think the only way to really know is by trail and error. Give her a 1 hour rest time. If she is not asleep within that hour then she can get up and play. As long as she isn't too grouchy and ill then keep doing this for about a week, but let her go to bed at a earlier time too. Some days she may still need a nap while other days she may not. My 5 year old still takes naps most days but some days he may stay up but go to bed earlier (like tonight), however, he will get up earlier in the morning and chances are he will take a nap tomorrow since he got up earlier.
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