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How much sleep does your 3 yr old need?

I'm on the fence if she needs a nap or not anymore. She'll be 3 on Saturday. She NEVER is tired but if I make her take a nap & rock her to sleep, she will nap for 2 hours. But it's getting to be a fight every day. Not sure if she needs one anymore...

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Asked by MamaLisa1976 at 3:20 PM on May. 18, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • daughter is 4. she needs 11-ish hours. sometimes more. and there's almost ALWAYS a nap (however short it may be) around 2pm ish or so

    Answer by hibbingmom at 3:23 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • My DD is 3 she gets 13 hours at night and no nap. well... sometimes a little cat nap during the day but not a scheduled one.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:25 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • My girl normally goes to sleep around 8-8:30 and lately she's been up at 6am. So that's like 10 hrs. Do you think I should push the nap at 2? For a while I was doing "Non-negotiable 2:00 naptime, but for about a week that wasn't feasible with what we had going on... and she seemed ok. She does seem a *tad* more defiant and slightly snotty if she doesn't get it, but we're not melting down or anything at the end of the day. Not sure if I should push it or not.

    Comment by MamaLisa1976 (original poster) at 3:50 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Kids vary but at this age they usually need 10-13 hours.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 4:15 PM on May. 18, 2011

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