View Poll Results: What age did you child stop napping?
Age 1-2 years parent lead 3 4.76%
Age 1-2 years child lead 24 38.10%
Age 3-4 years parent lead 2 3.17%
Age 3-4 years child lead 26 41.27%
Age 5-6 years parent lead 6 9.52%
Age 5-6 years child lead 9 14.29%
Forever I hope!! 3 4.76%
Honestly I need a daily nap myself! 11 17.46%
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:46 PM   #21
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Right on his third birthday, when we took away his pacifier. Once it was gone, he never napped again.

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #22
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Both mine stopped before 18 months. I I remember DD1 was 17 months and DD2 was 15 months. I have crazy kids with low sleep needs.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #23
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Re: What age did your child give up naps?

DD1 gave up naps at 2 (it started being a huge battle at 18 months)
DS gave up naps at 3, but still naps occasionally if we are in the car
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #24
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Re: What age did your child give up naps?

DD tried to give them up at 2, I persisted and she went back to napping, around 3.5 she gave it up for good.
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Re: What age did your child give up naps?

Out of all of those options, none of mine was there. I voted 5-6 years, but they all gave up naps by age 5. I did say child led, but obviously they would never take a nap if they had the ultimate choice. They don't get the ultimate choice b/c they aren't old enough to know what their body needs regarding sleep. I would gather most of the kids today are overtired and don't get anywhere near enough sleep their body needs.

I take a nap about 3-4 times a week. My body needs it so I make sure I keep up on my rest so I don't get sick. Which apparently, it helps since it has been quite a while since I've gotten sick.
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Out of all of those options, none of mine was there. I voted 5-6 years, but they all gave up naps by age 5. I did say child led, but obviously they would never take a nap if they had the ultimate choice. They don't get the ultimate choice b/c they aren't old enough to know what their body needs regarding sleep. I would gather most of the kids today are overtired and don't get anywhere near enough sleep their body needs.

I take a nap about 3-4 times a week. My body needs it so I make sure I keep up on my rest so I don't get sick. Which apparently, it helps since it has been quite a while since I've gotten sick.
Hummm... I wonder if I worded the poll weird. I was wondering if the child just gave up napping themselves, or the parent decided to cut the nap. In the kids around me I see some parents cutting naps, even though they admit their kids still need them, but they are just not able to get them in their schedules and eventually the kids stop napping, and some kids that just decided they don't need naps anymore, even if the parents begged them to keep napping.

Like I said I am just wondering since it seems like some times my son is the only one still napping in our group of friends (which is pretty small, since we are new to the area). He seems to take at least a 2 hour nap daily sometimes 3 hours. I love it, but with preschool starting I am hoping to cut the nap time down, and was wondering if at his age he was the only one still having a daily nap. The poll leads me to think he isn't alone. Oh and I know he still needs it, since he actually comes and tells me most days when he's ready to go have a nap.

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DS is just starting to stop now. He is 5.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #28
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My oldest [almost 6] stopped last year just as he turned 5. My youngest is 4 and still naps.
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Re: What age did your child give up naps?

Have a 4yo, a 2.5yo and a 5mo and we all nap in the afternoon still.
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Re: What age did your child give up naps?

My oldest didn't stop napping until the day before kindergarten started, so she was not quite 5 years old. She had to adjust to her new schedule, but she did quickly.

My second child gave up naps around late 2s to early 3s. I can't really remember.

My third child was (is) an awful sleeper. He cat napped a lot and by 15-18 months old, he was done napping. The problem was, being so young, he really did need the sleep and late afternoons were a nightmare every day. There was nothing I could do to make him sleep (we were co-sleepers as well) and even nights were fitful. Probably because he was too tired from the day, but he's 7 now and still sleeps restless.

My fourth child was around a young 2 when he gave up naps. He definitely wasn't ready to, but he wanted to do everything big brother did (they are 19 months apart.) He wasn't as near a cranky child from not napping and he slept well at night, too. What's funny is that if he DID fall asleep for a nap, he woke up in a BAD mood, I guess from being angry that he missed out on something.
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