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If your child falls asleep later in the day, say 5-6pm, do you let them take a nap that late?


Asked by Amber211 at 5:55 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • No. If she has missed her nap, she's up until bedtime. Bedtime is 7 p.m. if she has napped that day but, if she didn't take her nap (which is very, VERY rare for her), she goes down for the night between 5:30 and 6.

    Answer by ktok2009 at 10:00 AM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I try not to because 5-6 is close to DD's bed time, 8 pm, but sometimes she's SO tired I'll try to let her sleep for maybe an hour.

    Answer by MissMorgan07 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • yes, my DS has taken naps as late as 7 and he will generally go back to bed at 10!

    Answer by bcw4786 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • My son will take a nap occassionally at 5 especially if he has been at daycare that day. but usually only sleeps an hour and is back up til bedtime between 9-10

    Answer by leann74016 at 5:59 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I do...hubby doesn't like to, because she sometimes will not want to go to sleep when it's bed time. I think when she's tired let her nap no matter what time of day other wise you have a cranky baby.

    Answer by geminisummerz at 6:01 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I try not to. If he falls asleep that late I won't let him sleep longer than 1/2 hour. He will probably be miserable at that point and I would just put him to bed early. His regular bed time is 8 pm

    Answer by MommySwiggles at 6:21 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • nope 5-6 is too close to her bed time at 8 and if she has a nap 5 or 6 she wont go to bed till 10 or i try to get her for a nap around 1-3 ..normally she has one around 11 am and she is good for the rest of the day!

    Answer by mommylisar at 6:50 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • yes. My son will sometimes take a late nap and then fall back asleep at bed time

    Answer by kassee at 7:42 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • She absolutely must be up by 4 or she won't go to bed on time at 7.

    Answer by coala at 9:01 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

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