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When did your children stop taking naps?

My girls are 5 and 2, and they still need them, but my 5 year old has recently started fighting them terribly.

If she doesn't get them, at around 6 o'clock she starts whining and crying because she is tired.

I'm 27 and still want them!


Asked by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 4:11 PM on Mar. 1, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • My oldest is 6 now and stopped napping by age 3 1/2, my 4 1/2 yr old still naps and so does my 2 1/2 and 10month old boys. Each child has different needs. My oldest was fine withot a nap by age 3 1/2. My 4yr old is a monster without one.

    Answer by team21 at 4:39 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • They were all different but by 5? Oh yeah long gone. You are lucky you squeezed out 5 yrs lol.

    Answer by gemgem at 4:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • probably around 2 1/2. i remember trying to get them to nap & it they would just lay there awake & fidgeting.

    Answer by rAbella at 4:14 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • My son is 6yr/4m and in full day kindergarten and is napping right now as I type this. Ditto for 4 1/2 y/o daughter

    Daughter naps about 2x a week
    Son naps about 2x a month


    Answer by hibbingmom at 4:14 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • ds stopped a couple months ago and he is 2yrs.

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 4:14 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • My children all stopped napping around age 3, but their bedtimes adjusted themselves....they went to bed earlier and slept longer.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:15 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • My son stopd at 3 ...but he's in bed by 9:00p.m. n gets up at 7a.m. so he gets a good amount of sleep

    Answer by canibalkittykat at 4:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • My son was about 2 1/2 when he stopped taking naps and my DD is 18 months old and still takes one nap a day for at least an hour, sometimes two hours.

    Answer by Laila-May at 4:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • I should be counting my blessings!

    Comment by Mom-2-3-Girlz (original poster) at 4:22 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • They were all around 6-6 1/2....they stopped napping the summer before they started the 1st grade (they had 1/2 day Kindergarten in the a.m. and had to be up at 6a so they still napped around 1-2pm since they were up so early).

    Answer by tracylynnr67 at 4:26 PM on Mar. 1, 2011