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Old 08-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Does your 2-3 year old nap?

For those of you with toddlers - do they still take naps? If so, how long?

My DD is 2.5 yo and she still naps 2 1/2 - 3 hours a day. My daycare provider commented the other day how unusual that was, though I had never thought it "weird" before. She lays down for bed around 8:45pm and usually talks/sings to her baby dolls for about half an hour. Wakes up around 7am pretty consistently, and goes down for a nap at noon.

Is it weird? How does your LO handle naps?

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

My DD is 32 months and usually naps for an hour or two in the afternoon. Some days she totally rebels and won't even stay in bed so I'm worrying that our napping days are coming to an end...
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

my dd is 3.5 and she naps about 5/7 days. SHe really needs her sleep or she is cranky!
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

My dd2 turned 3 in july and around 1 pm everyday takes a 2-3 hr nap. DD1 is 4 1/2 and only takes naps about 2-3 a week now, which started just around the time she turned 4. Bed time for both is 8-9 pm and wake up between 7-8 am.
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

nope but we do have quiet time in her room each day ( she is alowed to play but it must be with quiet toys puzzle , books that kinda thing). My 3year old dosen`t sleep much at all and really never has
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

If DD (28mo) doesn't have a LEAST an hour nap, she is CRANKY! Her cousin, who just turned two yesterday, does NOT nap though. If she does, she's cranky til she goes to bed around 3am, and mommy doesn't like that when she has to get up at 8 for class
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

My DS will be 3 this week, and he naps most days (probably 6 days a week). His naps are usually 1.5 hours long.

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #8
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

DD is 3, and has a nap most days. If she doesn't have a nap, she MUST be kept active during the later afternoon or she crashes around 5:30 which means she's up waaaayyy too late that night. Sometimes we skip the nap, and then bedtime is super easy but if we miss naps for more than two or three days in a row, she'll tell me she's tired and wants to sleep and put herself to bed for a nap!
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

My first dd stopped napping on a daily basis at 18 mos and my second dd stopped napping at 24 mos. Both stopped because I stopped nursing them to sleep at nap time. They both continued to nap on a rare occasion, and still do at ages 3 and 7.
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Re: Does your 2-3 year old nap?

My daughter will be 3 in October and still naps about 2 to 3 hours a day! But my nephew is her age and he takes 2 mini naps like 20 minutes!! YIKES!! I feel very blessed that she still naps good. Keeps her happy and calm!
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