Our young toddler was taking one, 2 or 2.5 hour nap in the morning for a couple of months...just as I was debating how to get her to take that nap in the afternoon instead of the morning, she surprised us and switched to two naps...one in the morning and one in the afternoon. That lasted for a week and now she's taking one morning nap for about 90 minutes. Of course, we try to get her to take the afternoon nap but it's very difficult...sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn't. Would it be really cruel to just distract her, take a walk, go out, etc, and try to avoid the morning nap altogether? If she's only going to take one nap, I certainly don't want it to be from 8 to 9:30 am...and then have her be up the entire rest of the day, and be in bed by 6 pm. At the same time, I don't want to fight her natural biology and I assume in the coming months this will all work itself out. Thanks.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:20 AM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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