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How old was your child when they stopped taking daytime naps?

my son is 4 and he takes naps once in a while but most days not

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 7:33 AM on May. 9, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (11)
  • My 4 year old has transitioned to spending quiet time. She still is tired, but she just can't seem to get to sleep.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:38 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Both my kids stopped in 1st grade because they were in school all day at that point. If that were not the case, I'm sure they would have continued with their afternoon naps for a while longer.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:48 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • my daughter stopped pretty much at 2, and my son stopped around 2 1/2. We started doing quiet time when they stopped napping
    *lay on the couch with a blanket and bear or whatever and watch a whole movie without getting up
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:36 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • all mine do and will til they start kindergarten.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:36 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • 1 1/2.........sucked big time
    LoveMyLos

    Answer by LoveMyLos at 7:38 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • 1st dd was 3
    2nd dd was 2 (she will still nap occasionally)
    3rd dd is only 14 months old so she is still napping sometimes twice a day.
    L0vingMy3Girls

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 7:45 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Actaully my daughter is 7 and she still naps once a day , She is active , and needs a mid-day nap , its for no longer than an hr , To re-boost her , and its give me time do get some things done (:
    des11987

    Answer by des11987 at 7:51 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • 1st one was only a year old when she stopped taking naps. 2nd one stopped taking naps when she turned 3, though now she's 7 and will go to bed a LOT earlier than usual. 3rd...he takes naps every now and again, but stopped taking the daily nap when he was 3. My youngest is 2 and will nap daily still...well, unless he skips, he'll crash out early and sleep in. My 1st was the one that kept me on my toes.
    Imortlmommy

    Answer by Imortlmommy at 8:18 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • My kids stop napping at about 2. HOWEVER they were going to bed at 5:00 pm and staying asleep till 6:00 am. I'm sure if they were going to bed later in the day they would have had a nap in the afternoon.
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:28 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • My nephew who is 3 and is living with us goes to bed at 9:00 pm (just like my kids), but naps from 1-4 pm in the afternoon-daily. The kids these days get up at about 6:30-7:00 am. (Sometimes as last as 7:30).
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:31 AM on May. 9, 2011