DD1 was 2yrs 4 months, DD2 was 21 months. It was brutal with DD2, she was desperately tired by 4pm, so I had to be super organised with dinner ready to pop in the oven, otherwise i was trying to prepare it while she was wanting me. Kids were in the bath by 4.45 and dinner was at 5.30. DD2 was in bed most nights between 6.00 and 6.30 at the very very latest and she slept until about 7.30am. It was the only upside to her dropping the day sleep.
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03-10-2013 09:12 #11
03-10-2013 09:20 #12
DS will be 4 in December and he will still have a day sleep every couple of days. If We are out and about then he won't (usually sleep in the car if we are out) but if we are home and we've been busy all morning (lots of outside playing etc) then he will have one for usually 2-3hours. If he's not overly tired then I will just give him quiet time on the couch with a movie for an hour (so DS2 can nap in peace)
He's in bed by 7-730pm every night and wakes 730-8am every morning.
The kid has always loved his sleep
Hoping for #3 soon!
03-10-2013 09:28 #13
DD dropped hers around 2. It just wasn't worth the fight to try to force her to sleep. She did continue to nap at daycare though until about 2.5 - they tried keeping her awake but she was so used to their routine it just didn't work. She is 3.5 now and still could occasionally benefit from a nap I think - she sleeps 11hrs overnight but often seems tired. She just fights sleep so much!
03-10-2013 09:33 #14
Miss 3.5 still naps an hour a day
she would happily still nap 2/2.5 hours if I let her but then she's hard to get to sleep at night with a long nap
she usually sleeps now 2-3 or 3-4 after school and activity and then goes to bed around 8!
she definitely still needs her day nap. otherwise she's an absolute mess all afternoon and is still a mess to put to bed at night
03-10-2013 09:50 #15Senior Member
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My nearly 4 year old still has one.
He could go without but he's very very cranky by 5 and then won't eat dinner.
I say keep them napping up until it starts to impact their night sleeps!
03-10-2013 11:38 #16
My son slept most days right up till he started Pre Primary at 5.5. I had to wake him up as he would sleep hours. DD tossed sleeping out the window by 2.5. (and still seems to think its not that necessary even at night)
03-10-2013 11:46 #17
DD was 3 in May, and she has a few a week. She still goes to bed pretty much on time with or without it, but will refuse to have one most days. If we're in the car at the right time she'll fall asleep, and sometimes she'll fall asleep on the couch watching tv after refusing to go to bed. I miss it already!
03-10-2013 12:47 #18
Around 2 but will sleep if in the car or watching tv sometimes.
Mummy of Max 2 from donor eggs from my lovely sister.
03-10-2013 14:15 #19
It seems to he a gradual process - my DS recently turned 3 and I'm going through this now. He hasn't had a day nap in the last week or so, so I've been putting him to bed at 6.30 as otherwise it's impossible as he gets nutty overtired and then can't get to sleep (til late).
In saying that, I've just gone out and he's fallen into a deep sleep in the car! He obviously needs a nap today. It's all a bit up-in-the-air at the moment.
So while they can manage all day without a nap, come late afternoon they're buggered, yet if they get to the point of being overtired then they are impossible to get to sleep at night so it's tricky for parents to manage!
I suggest putting your DD to bed much earlier (say 6pm) whether she has napped or not and see how you go. But trial the no day nap at the same time, or at least gradually stretch it back to 6pm until she adapts to it.
03-10-2013 14:23 #20Senior Member
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Gosh hopefully never!!
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