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should my 3 year old be napping?

My daughter is 3 soon to be 4 in october, i have the hardest time making her take a nap. She starts pre-k in 3 weeks and I know they like them to take a nap! she just seems to go all day with no nap! naptime is my sanity

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Asked by ezziriah at 10:00 PM on Jul. 21, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My son gave up his nap when he turned 3.

    Answer by beckie66 at 10:01 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • My son gave up naps at 2 years old. You CANNOT force a child to nap.Some kids just don't need the naptime. Also, the preschool cannot make a child nap, it's against state laws.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:02 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Out of 5 kids only one napped past three and I had to force him to give it up at 5 when he began kindergarten. It's always sad when you lose that midday break.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:03 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • At age three both my children were almost done with napping. They would occasionally take a nap if they got up extremely early in the morning.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 10:03 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Most children give naps up by 2 years old. Although a few do still nap well into 5 years old, it's been known that most don't.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:03 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • My kids never have and never will take scheduled naps, it just doesn't happen, no matter how I try.
    It's kinda easier that way, they sleep longer at night.
    Gives me more time to myself in the morning and evening.

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 10:04 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • thanks ladies! On a good note she seems to sleep better at night when she stays up all day, its just some days I don't feel so well. I'm 22 weeks pregnant and it seems I'm always sick!!!

    Comment by ezziriah (original poster) at 10:06 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • both my kids were done napping by then, my dd took naps occasionally at that age by ds was done napping at 2!

    Answer by mscamp0235 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • My son gave up his nap around 2 years.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Wow I didnt even know all of this and my daughters about to turn 3. Thanks ladies.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:08 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

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