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at what age do kids stop napping?

Posted by on May. 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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My DD is 3.5 years old and resists naps, but gets super cranky if she doesn't take one. I put her in her room where she plays for a long time, then finally falls asleep 30-60 minutes later and wakes up a real grouch. Should I give in and stop pushing the nap or keep trying? I should add that I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and we have been having other behavior issues with her that I think are due to anxiety over the new baby. The crankiness gets out of control sometimes and I am worried it will get worse once her sister is here. Any advice is welcome.
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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on May. 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM
My dd stopped napping before she turned 2!
mommybug77
by on May. 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM
3 here
Candy91518
by on May. 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Funny that I read this right now, my almost 16mos ds is fighting his sap right now! He has almost always fought naptime though! :) Hugs for you, Mama! Hope you find relief soon & congrats on the new bundle!
KW1280
by on May. 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

my daughter is 17 and she still takes naps lol but seriously between 2-5 I bet she will get better once the baby is here.  Tell her it is her baby and include her in feeding time  HUGS

LuvHugs429
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM

 It depends on the kids. My DS stopped taking naps as soon as he turned 2. He wouldn't have anything to do with them. My DD stopped napping while in Preschool around 4 yrs old.

Just take your cue from your kid. They will lay down when they want and if it is a late nap then don't let her sleep past a half hour at most.


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Chymerra
by on May. 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Both of my kids stopped napping at 2. 

AmyG1976
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

my oldest stopped around her 2ed birthday, 2ed child was in Preschool so idk 4, next child was still napping when she was 7 daily and my youngest was in prek so again about 4

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Jamie1972
by on May. 21, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Between 18 mobths and 2 yrs. But when they started preschool they would nap when they got home. Man I miss those days.
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countrymomma81
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM

My son never did, and my daughter is 5 and if I can get her to lay down long enough, she'll sleep for hours. 

It depends on the child, I'd say. 

MrsJHoward
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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My daughter started resisting around three or so, but we made a deal. She didn't have to go to sleep but she did have to lay in bed and rest quietly.
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