View Poll Results: does your 4 year old still nap?
every day 32 47.06%
occasionally, if they were up late or had to get up early 17 25.00%
only when sick 10 14.71%
never 9 13.24%
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:59 PM   #11
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Max naps every day because he's a BEAR if he doesn't! However, he will not nap by himself. He'll just play quietly in his room. We've tried this & he's still a BEAR! Therefore, he naps with me every day. It's such a rough time I have...I am required to nap every single day. Seriously, it makes me a better ma, too. So we all nap daily except for my 8 year old who reads quietly in his room during quiet time.


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Old 06-11-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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I nap with mine too
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:00 PM   #13
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every kid is different!! My oldest dd napped till she was five and a half. My middle dd naps like every other day. She does get kinda crabby though.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:04 PM   #14
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My daughter will be 4 years old in August. She stopped napping regularly just before she turned 3. She sleeps well from about 7pm-7am every night. If she naps I can't get her to sleep before 11pm.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:08 PM   #15
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My older Nephew turned 4 in Jan. I watched him and his younger brother while their Mom worked. Some days I'd do "Quiet time or go for a drive" he complains a little bit about doing "Quiet time or driving around" but sometimes he'd go to sleep or a lot of times I just had to give up trying to get them to take a nap. Both boys esp the younger one can be total monsters if they don't nap. Good and bad thing about the younger one is he can take a 2hr nap between 6-8pm and still be ready for bed at 9:30. The older one if he sleeps after 5pm then he's up til 1am or later.

Due to varies Therapy times that my younger Nephew had during the week I couldn't do "Quiet time" the same time everyday. Both of them will be in Preschool this fall and the younger one who just turned 3 last Sunday will probably still need a nap after school so my plans are to have a set time for both boys to do "Quiet time".
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:41 AM   #16
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Re: does your 4 year old still nap??

My DD is almost 5 and we've had her on and off with naps for the last 2 years. We gave up the nap at one point because we couldn't stand the naptime/bedtime struggles and the 10pm bedtime. But she would still nap if given the chance. When she was in preschool/daycare, anytime they would have nap/quiet time, including very recently, she would always fall asleep. She's finally getting to a point where most days I don't think, "Man, I'm a bad mommy for not making her nap" but we're going through it now with my 3yo and it's driving me batty. He needs a nap every day, but if he gets one he won't go to bed at night (and he'll wake up a lot). It's a no win

If you're happy with your (his) schedule and it's working out, I'd say keep it going! They learn and play so much better when they get the sleep they need!
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:26 AM   #17
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DD1 won't be 4 until December but no, she does not nap anymore and hasn't for almost a year already. It's not too bad because like a pp said she is bed by about 7:30 everynight. If for some stange reason she does nap she stays up until 9:30-10 no matter what we do.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:32 PM   #18
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My 4-year-old can get by without a nap sometimes, but mostly he's a lot happier when he gets a good nap. If he really fights it, I'll tell him he doesn't have to sleep, but that he needs to read or play quietly in his room, and 75% of the time, he'll fall asleep.
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only when sick, if she naps at all she will stay up until midnight
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #20
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I wish! He could definitely benefit from a daily nap, but sometimes it's more of a struggle than it's worth. Most of the time, when he's super crabby, he'll grab his blanket and cuddle up to me. That's when I know he NEEDS one...but if I mention the "N word" all h*ll breaks loose. I've been pretty lucky at putting a movie in in my bedroom and laying with him and watching it together. 90% of the time he'll pass out within 20 minutes.
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