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Does a 2 yr old need a daily nap?

Every day of the wk(mon-sunday) at the same time? how long? why/why not?

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Asked by NCmommie421 at 3:08 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • All kids are different. My oldest napped until age 5. My younger 2 stopped at 2.

    Answer by mompam at 3:10 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • My grandbaby is 2 and yes he takes a nap 7 days a week if he does not he is awful. He plays so hard and has so much energy he wears himself out. He goes to be about 9 pm nightly and up by 7, nap at 12:30 till about 2. If he did not have one he becomes so cranky everyone else in the house would kill someone, he takes naps on his own.

    Answer by buttonlts at 3:11 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • My 2 year old DD takes a nap most days, but some days she doesn't need to/just doesn't, even if she's put down for one. I think it depends on the child, honestly.

    Answer by alf2651 at 3:16 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • all kids are different my oldest refused age naps by 3 my youngest is only 17m and starting to fight it

    Answer by kimsmith22 at 3:17 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • MY SON stopped at 18 months - and you would never know he didn't nap - his mood was always the same - MOMMY needed a nap still but he stopped lol!~

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:18 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • it depends on the child if you think they still do then i would totally let them

    Answer by amberpaiz at 3:24 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Yes, It's crucial to their development.
    Age Nighttime sleep Daytime sleep Average total sleep
    2 years 10.5 to 12.5 hours 1 to 3 hours (1 nap) 11.5 to 15.5 hours

    Answer by H.I.S. at 4:12 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • my DD (who is 20mths) takes a daily nap, one around noonish for 2ish hours and occasionally in late afternoon for about hour. I know they are healthy physically and mentally.

    Answer by jaelless at 4:17 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • 2 years need a nap of 1 11/2 hour daily after lunch.

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 4:19 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • i ask bc my son has started taking a daily nap through the wk but it sometimes gets skips when everyones home on wkends. he usually gets up at 8:30-9:30 and naps like 2-4 give or take an hour either way, sometimes longer though...and goes to sleep for bed around 10 or 11 =/

    Comment by NCmommie421 (original poster) at 5:54 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

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