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At 2 years old, should they still be taking a nap?

Someone told me that their child doesnt take naps anymore, and they are a little older than 2. My DD is 2 and still has to have a nap or it will be hell all day!!

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BiddleSAHM1987

Asked by BiddleSAHM1987 at 9:20 PM on Dec. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my son takes a nap, if not a nap then a rest in his room. if not, we have one hell of an evening. i never understood parents that don't have their toddlers take naps. even working at daycare the 4-5yr olds took one...
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 9:24 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Yes absolutely!!! They should nap until they go to school. They need the extra rest. Many toddlers will try to wean themselves off of nap time but keep on being persistent. And even if they don't sleep they should still have quiet time.
    blondiemaker07

    Answer by blondiemaker07 at 9:24 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Yes they should, sleep is great for brain development, and my almost 5 year old still takes a nap, someone--ie,,your friend wants exhausted kids who sleep all night--LOL!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:31 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • both of mine stopped when they were 2...my daughter right around ehr 2nd b-day and my son not more than a few months after.
    I did NOT luck out on the nap thing...
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:05 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • i think it depends on the child, if they want to nap for an hour or two let them. or if they're cranky try to get them to take a nap.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • My 17 month old takes 2 naps per day. I don't anticipate her not napping when she turns two. She may go down to one nap per day though...
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 11:00 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • im 19 and i still nap
    ARRI23

    Answer by ARRI23 at 11:15 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • My 22 month old still takes 2 naps most days. I'm in no hurry for her to give them up. A well rested toddler makes for much more pleasent mommy.
    DEpley

    Answer by DEpley at 12:08 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • my 3 year old takes naps. if not her attitude suck by dinner time. yes i said sucks, sorry. she is just irritable without one.

    Danni143

    Answer by Danni143 at 9:03 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • it depends on the child and the total amount of sleep per day. Mine is 2 1/2 and rarely takes a nap anymore. she could use one in the evenings, but then bed time would be too close so she just goes to bed a little ealier. I put her down and try but she just won't sleep much during the day anymore. I know she sleeps some at day care, but even there it's about an hour or so after the other kids fall asleep that she'll go to sleep.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

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