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How long of a nap is too long?

For a 2 year old and a 3 year old, how long is too long?

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chrisrmom

Asked by chrisrmom at 1:29 AM on Feb. 19, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • would say no longer than 2 hours from my expereince. I would never wake a child from a nap though lol.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:32 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • *experience*
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:32 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • My DD naps 3 to sometimes 4 hours. Here lately though she hasn't been napping, she's been fighting it until she gets to the point of exhaustion.
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 1:34 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • sounds like my son
    chrisrmom

    Comment by chrisrmom (original poster) at 1:35 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • my two year olds naps are usually around 2 hours long, but i agree with sweetloveofmine never wake them up unless it has been an extremely long time because they get very cranky
    mrsbean08

    Answer by mrsbean08 at 1:45 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • My 3 year old sleeps around 2 hours usually.
    countrygirl06

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 1:53 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • Around 2 hours
    kalynskorner

    Answer by kalynskorner at 2:03 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • I think as long as it doesn't interfere with their normal bedtime they should be allowed to sleep as long as they need to. My oldest used to sleep 12 - 3 and still go to bed at 7:30 or so when he was ages 1 to 2. He gave up the naps at age 2.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:37 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • my three old if he does take a nap it is usually between 1 and a half and 2 hours unless he isn't feeling good then sometimes it is longer. I think each child is different and if it doesn't affect their nighttime bedtime then I wouldn't worry about it but if you are concerned that they are sleeping too long then I'd talk to their pediatrician.
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 4:06 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • Wow y'all. My son only naps about a 1/2 hour at a time.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Answer by CalebsMommy0220 at 12:30 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

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