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    Default Nap time for toddlers...

    Just wondering what the 'next step' is for the nap/quiet time. DD no longer has regular sleeps during the day, but I insist on quiet time. However she is just starting to not want those also. Any ideas on how to still give her some quiet time without her realising it?

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    How old is DD? My son is 3 and still naps. As for quiet time, maybe get her to read a book, or play by herself with her toys, colour in, do crafty things, play with Lego. Good luck

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    As far as I'm concerned, there is no 'next step' - I still insist on quiet time with my 6 year old! Lol!

    When he was a toddler I used to play some toddler audio books that had books to flick along to. I used to tell him he had to listen to it 2 (or 3) times, depending on how long it was. He'd flick through the pages for a while, then usually potter in his room playing with other toys. As long as he was quiet and in his room, I was OK with that.

    Now he's 6, he just knows that 'quiet time' means not bugging me!

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    Subbing. I have a 2.5yo who has dropped day sleeps and too young to understand quiet time. I don't think he even understands the word "quiet"!

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    DD is 3.5. She is usually pretty good and quiet time is playing or reading quietly in her room, which up until recently would do 9 days out of 10 without any fuss. Now its more like 2 days out of 10 that she does without a fuss. On the fussy days, nothing that I can pinpoint is different. I have thought about offering a movie but don't know if I want to do that everyday. I guess I'm just at a dead end as to what to do... I'm not ready to give up MY quiet time

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    Around the time DS turned 4 he started refusing to go to bed to nap. So his quiet time was reading books or watching TV on low volume while I rest with my 1 year old. I have to have that break. He's really good about it. But now has to have the TV so whether that's true quiet time is debatable. Very often he'll fall asleep on the lounge. Suits us but would prefer he was reading!!!

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    I let DD (5years old) watch tv for 45 mins or so while DS sleeps.

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    DS1 (5) plays with Lego, colours in or watches a movie while DS2 has his nap.


 

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