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2 1/2 yr old...

Ok...Aaiden, my 2 1/2 yr old rarely naps---he is usually up 7-7:30am...I try to have him rest, he refuses....My 1 1/2 yr old naps 1-3 hrs about 1pm...I am just wondering if any other Mamas have the same thing w/your kiddos


Asked by oregonduck at 1:43 PM on Jul. 17, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Quiet time's a great idea if he doesn't want to nap. What time does he go to sleep? I'm wondering what's he's total sleep time. For his age it's 10-12hrs. If he's in or close to that range, he shd b fine.

    Answer by Vero0724 at 2:08 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • My son is two and a half also, but he will usually take a two hour nap in the afternoon. Sometimes he refuses and I let him stay up and just put him to bed earlier that night. It's normal, by this age a lot of kids aren't taking naps anymore.

    Answer by pixiestix21 at 1:44 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • We never gave our kids an option. They had a nap time everyday until they turned 5, period, no debate.

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 1:47 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • My son used to nap at 1pm every day. Then he would be put to bed between 7-7:30 every night...but he'd get up and play until 10 or 11pm.
    I realized he didn't "need" his nap anymore. Once I stopped making him go for a nap, he started going to bed properly.
    Once in a while, if he's super grumpy, I'll send him for a nap. But most of the time he's nap free. This all started when he was around 2.5......which is also just before my daughter was born. I wanted to cry. Hahahaha!!!

    Answer by Laila-May at 1:49 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • my daughter doesn't take a nap every day and she usually passes out about an hour before bedtime
    she's 2.5 too i try to get her to have quiet time so at least she's resting a little bit or i have he snuggle with me for awhile

    Answer by paula405 at 1:58 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • Both of my older kids stopped napping around 2 1/2. My youngest still loves to nap though.

    Answer by Jenniy at 1:44 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • he goes to bed between 7-8 if he doesnt have a nap....If he doesnt want to nap...we lay on the couch and have a cup of milk and read books :-)

    Comment by oregonduck (original poster) at 2:10 PM on Jul. 17, 2010