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naptime

when did you stop making your kids lay down for nap. ihave a 4 and 5 year old. my five yr old isnt in school yet she will start this year. i make them lay down to rest but im wondering if i should stop.

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jamiethornton26

Asked by jamiethornton26 at 3:02 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • My son is only 21 months, but i think they should take naps unitl year they graduate kindergarten.
    mrsbean08

    Answer by mrsbean08 at 3:06 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • You should stop. The 5 year old won't have naptime in school. She should get used to it now.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:06 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • they have naptime in school until first grade
    mrsbean08

    Answer by mrsbean08 at 3:11 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • My 5 year olds had "rest time" in kindergarten, and I had mine all continue until they went to kindergarten.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 3:44 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • No it matters on the kid. Some kids still need it. See if your kids can function. Then yes start lowering the amount of time napping. However, if your child is a big grump then they need to still have a nap. My youngest is almost 3 and she quit taking naps when she was 1. She just did not have to have them all the time. If we have a wild day then she naps in the car but she will not go down at the house unless she is sick!!
    tichelle

    Answer by tichelle at 3:50 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • They don't sleep and my 5 yr old will only be going half day to school. I make them lay down but they don't sleep so I'm kind of like what's thet point. I'm not sure just wanted ur thoughts thanks!
    jamiethornton26

    Answer by jamiethornton26 at 4:20 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • I always let my son decide when/where he would nap instead of laying him down at a certain time. He stopped on his own at 4.
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 6:25 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • DD napped into kindergarten. She'd crash and burn after her half day mornings. My son stopped napping before he turned 2. It really just depends on the kid. I didn't make them lay down if they weren't tired. That would just make for a more frustrating bed time.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:47 PM on May. 6, 2010

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