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is it normal that my 3 year old still takes 2 hour naps?

Interested in other 3 year old sleep schedules and if they sleep a lot.

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daizyluv

Asked by daizyluv at 7:33 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • yes, my oldest son took a nap until he was 4
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 7:34 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My son napped until he was 5. I was worried about him starting school, but he stopped in time. He went to bed late because I work full time and didn't get home until 6:30 at the time.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 7:35 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • When my 3 year old was in her early 3s she took 1 1/2 to 3 hr naps. Now that she's getting closer to 4, she doesn't sleep as long. I usually hope for a good hour, but 2 would be great :)
    mims154

    Answer by mims154 at 7:36 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My 3 year old son will sleep around 8-10 hours and then take a 1-2 hour nap.
    Lobelia

    Answer by Lobelia at 7:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • my 3 year rarely naps. I'm jealous!!
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 7:40 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I personally think it's silly when people try to say what's okay and what's not for a toddler's sleep schedule. I'm 25 and I LOVE naps! Is that normal? :) Hehe. But seriously, all kids are different. Some days my 3yr old won't nap for anything, and other days she naps for 2 or 2-1/2 hours! So it's perfectly fine; if your child needs the extra sleep, let 'em get it! :)
    aliceryannesmom

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 7:40 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My Son will be 4 next month and he still takes 2 hour naps. Thank God!! I will really miss those two hour down times so I can relax :)
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:40 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My 3 year old still takes long naps too! I don't see anything wrong with it. Some days he's so grumpy and needs it, BADLY! Some days he's fine without it. I think it just varies by child. I will continue to give him naps, hubby and I love our nap time too!! :)
    AtHomeMommy-3

    Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 7:46 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Sure, it's normal if that's what your child is doing. Some nap longer than others. Mine gave up their nap at age 2.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 8:06 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • sure... somedays my 3 year old won't nap, but will lay and "rest" for 2 hours... other days she can't keep her eyes open during lunch... there are days we fight for her to even lay down (then she passes out) while other days she'll climb onto my lap and say she's tired... it's totally normal if they nap, or not!
    asil

    Answer by asil at 8:57 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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