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What do u do when ur child wont take a na ot preschool or at home when u have tried all u can? Plz help!!

My son does good all day in preschool till the time comes for him to take a na. He screams and crys for an hour or more at a time. So i don't know why this is?

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Asked by BrycesMommy680 at 1:31 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My DD stopped taking a nap at 2 yrs old some kids just out grow nap time

    Answer by AWebber212 at 1:33 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • He doesn't like whatever you are doing.


    Answer by Gailll at 1:37 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Perhaps he is just getting too old for nap time? I would just make sure he is getting adequate sleep at night, and tell him that he doesn't have to take a nap but he does need to play quietly in his room for an hour.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 1:37 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • My son stopped napping at 2 also = tell him he doesn't have to sleep but he needs to lay down and relax and read or something

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • hes old enuff to not take naps daughter stopped at 18 months

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:39 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • He needs to be taught that his behavior is not okay and if he doesnt want to sleep thats OKAY but he must be quiet and lay there while everyone else sleeps.

    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 1:49 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Sounds like he doesn't need that nap. See if they can just give him a book or a quiet activity to do at nap time - change it into "quiet time".

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 1:50 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • My son has not taken a nap since he was 18 months.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • It sounds like naps are DONE for your son. Don't force it. Some just don't need naps anymore.

    Answer by KairisMama at 5:20 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • I agree with the others

    Answer by redrose36 at 8:58 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

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