We let dd follow her natural rthym (sp). What you can do for big sister is enforce a quiet time if she does not want to sleep. That means stay on bed and she can either read a book (well look at the pictures) or quietly play with a few toys like stuffed animals or baby dolls.
You're the mom, tell her she doesn't have to sleep but she has to lie down and be quiet. You most definitely CAN decide when nap time is :)
Quoting Lindalou907:You're the mom, tell her she doesn't have to sleep but she has to lie down and be quiet. You most definitely CAN decide when nap time is :)
I always picked my kids nap times.
I think her body will adjust to your schedule, you will probably start to see her yawn! She may wake earlier in the morning or stay up a tiny bit later in the evening.
Quoting luvemboth:I know I can (and will! Lol) tell her when to lay down, or when rest time is. I guess my question was more do you think a toddler's body can be told when to go to sleep for a nap, or is that unreasonable and just depends on their own schedule...as far as actual sleep goes?
I let my children follow their natural sleep rhythm. It seems to work so far.
yes, you can train them. Maybe not to alter their schedule tremendously, bc they do have needs. But you can certainly shift their schedule a little earlier/later.
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