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So my 2 1/2 year old doesnt take naps anymore and quiet time isnt working. Any other suggestions?


Asked by noahsmommy12908 at 5:10 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • More running, jumping, skipping, hopping, dancing just general crazy time from about 9:30 until and noon and then start talking in a quite voice and turn down off lights, play quite, peaceful music. Sit down and have lunch as she/he begins to slow down. Then try a having him/her go to the bathroom, sit in the child's room and read a story or two or three or five. Then tell the child to lay down there head, turn all lights off (except maybe a nightlight if needed) and draw all curtains closed my the house as quite and unexciting as possible.
    I truly believe that children NEED a naps until 4.5-5 years old and some children even longer. And if your a SAHM like me or a WAHM a working mom you deserve a break too!

    Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 5:46 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • try pushing bed time back an hour then he might take a nap

    Answer by katiekruschke at 5:12 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Yup or even have her get up earlier .

    Answer by mamahol at 5:13 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Like have him go to bed later at night?

    Comment by noahsmommy12908 (original poster) at 5:13 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • yes have him go to bed later or get up earlier and or both

    Answer by katiekruschke at 5:31 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • What time does he go to bed and wake up?AHHH I remember naptime. My DD stopped that at age 3.5. I don't even allow them for if she even takes a 10 minute nap she will not fall asleep in her bed until after 10!! I put her down at 8:30.

    Answer by KairisMama at 6:36 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Accept the fact that he may be getting too big for naps. There's really no need to deprive him of sleep by early waking or later bedtime. If he goes to bed at a reasonable hour and sleeps until a reasonable hour that's great. There's no reason to try to make a child nap when he/she clearly isn't tired.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:18 PM on Aug. 22, 2010