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do you still have your preschooler take naps

Mine doesn't do naps much anymore unless she is exhausted is this normal for a three year old

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sierra_617

Asked by sierra_617 at 3:31 AM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My 3 year old still takes naps. Her doctor said she'd probably stop within the next year or two. She's still developing and needs rest, My 5 year old doesn't take naps anymore but she stopped about a year ago. Ever child is different but if she doesn't take naps I wouldn't make her, you can talk to her doctor see what they say.
    babyangelromero

    Answer by babyangelromero at 3:36 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • My daughter stopped taking naps when she was around two.. It's normal, don't worry. Some kids just cannot nap during the day! :)
    mygirlpaige

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 3:36 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • my daughter is 2 and does not take naps anymore and my son whos 3 doesnt anymore either, but i just lay them down earlier at night, and you get more of your day less evolved around night time, i start bath time as early as six sometimes, you get a full day with your kids and you get a lil night to yourself!! i started having to battle for almost an hour for nap time so i gave that battle up and found this route. Good luck!!
    emleejanedom

    Answer by emleejanedom at 3:40 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • so to answer your question yes it is normal, if they dont do it then dont fight it, makes for earlier bed time anyways, and like i said a full day!!!
    emleejanedom

    Answer by emleejanedom at 3:43 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • my 3, almost 4yr old takes them every once in a while. Its not the norm, but if I lay down with him and rub his back he might take a nap... I miss naps haha
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 3:51 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • My 2 1/2 year old does not take naps. Every child is different. Some need naps and some don't......
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 4:01 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I have to agree with everybody here. My ds that just turned 4 sometimes takes naps but my dd almost 7 hasn't taken naps since she was 2 1/2. DD might take a nap now but if she does she won't sleep at night.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 5:27 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Yes it is normal for a 3 year old to give up naps. DS is 4 1/2 and gave up naps at age 2. The only time he naps during the day now is if he is sick or if he is completely wiped out.
    Codysmom2106

    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 8:32 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • All my kids kept taking their naps up to 3 I just let them until they just didn't want them without a fuss..Then they stopped & I could get them to bed early, I liked my yungins in bed around 8:00 or 8:30 for a quiet night and it worked out quite well.
    MyAngel003

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 10:17 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • My oldest stopped as soon as he turned 2 unless he is exhausted (he is 4). My youngest still naps most days and we have 4m till he turns 3.
    CorbinsMomma

    Answer by CorbinsMomma at 10:23 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

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