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    My daughter, who turned 19 months on Wednesday, is currently missing her THIRD nap this week. Other naps have been short (yesterday's being under an hour.) Why do my children quit naps so young?! WHY?!! Anyone else's kid like this? Until what age did your child nap?

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    DS napped until he was 3 1/2. DD quit hers around the same time he did but is 20 months younger than him. I found it awful since she very much still needed one but seemed so determined not to nap but was also very cranky by dinner time.

    I have a friend whose child napped until she was 4 1/2.

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    My dd still naps for 2 hours. She'll be 4 in May.

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    Wow - that is young.
    My oldest just stopped napping around Christmas time and he was 3 1/2. I wouldn't be surprised if once the nice weather comes and we are outside all day that he might start napping somedays again.
    My youngest is 18 months old and still naps but not nearly as long as his brother did - usually around one hour.

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    DS stopped having naps just before he started JK this September.
    He still has the occassional nap, but until then was napping almost every day.
    He turned 4 Sept.17.

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    my oldest who will be 5 in june still naps most days for about 2 hours. My youngest who is 18 months still naps 2-4 hours a day. If you havent already Maybe try taking her for a good walk right before her naptime? For me I get the kids outside right before lunch, give them a good sized lunch and then naps.
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    my youngest went through a faze where he didnt nap from like 20-25months. then went back to having naps again..I found if I put my older one on quiet time in her room he slept better

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    If you persist she will start again, my kids all went through a phase where they seemed to be stopping but I insisted on "quiet time" and they soon started napping again and did so until at least 4.
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    Camryn was still napping after she came home from school in JK most days anyway for about 3-4 mths. So about age 4. I thought Jordyn ( 26 mths) was giving hers up a couple weeks ago but seems to be napping everyday again. Like Leslie said just keep putting her down and she may start napping again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
    If you persist she will start again, my kids all went through a phase where they seemed to be stopping but I insisted on "quiet time" and they soon started napping again and did so until at least 4.
    I agree.

    It is important to note that there is a developmental stage where children begin to have 'bed time resistence' ... it is not that they do not NEED sleep it is about 'atonomy' developing in the brain and children learning about how they can control their body .... it is often the same in the evening with bedtime at again around 3-4 where they fight evening bedtime routine ... it is that they finally realize they can FORCE themselves to stay awake ... regardless how tired they are ... through controlling their behaviour and stalling and at 3 or so it becomes about an interest in 'what are they missing' when they sleep cause the development of the cognitive understanding that LIFE GOES ON when they are sleeping develops around this age - similar to the object permanance of the infant who realizes that when you leave the room you do not actually 'disappear' but you come back - young children sort of think that when they are sleeping EVERYTHING is sleeping and when they make the realization that this is NOT true they do not want to miss out on anything ... if you are persistent with a 'quiet time' for their body they will resume a nap schedule ... cause the issue is not about sleep at all ... they likely still NEED the nap until at least 4 or 5 at which time the needs in the brain change and children can get by on 10-12 hours of sleep instead of 12 -14 hours.

    Studies on sleep and our society show that we are NOT getting enough sleep not in childhood and not into adulthood The long term effects on our health and 'emotional social' development are suffering as a result ... increase in 'rage' is a really interesting sleep related issue ... we need to protect sleep patterns by supporting children to learn to relax and stay on a healthy nap schedule and healthy evening routine THORUGH their developmental milestones ... it really does help reduce 'tantrums' or the 'lack of patiences' behaviours as well as aggression and other behaviour issues with children .... and as adults we too need to make our own sleep a priority - cause the damage for us is 'unseen' but it does eat away at our insides as well as interesting findings with the increase in Altimerzer and other brain diseases being linked to insufficient REM sleep

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    My son who is almost 18months is like this although the one difference is that he will nap several times a week just not every day...He just would rather be busy
    But I have found persistance to work quite well when I want him to nap ohh and having his naps on the sofa works wonders lol...But I understand what you are going through and it deifnitly is tough
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    I think it depends too on what time your kids go to bed. Both of my children stopped napping around the 2.5 mark but both were sound asleep by 7pm and weren't up until after 7am.

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    I should mention that DD sleeps from about 8pm-8am. So in that regard I am quite lucky! I do expect she will continue to nap for a while, but it won't likely be everyday, and I suspect she will continue to resist, as her sister did more and more as she approached two. I leave her in her crib for quite a while, but she just continues to gab away...
    When DD #1 was in childcare (from 2-3 years) they would do everything to get her to nap, and eventually gave up. We were fine with that because we no longer forced her to nap weekends at home either. When I was home with her again at 3, she was fine for me, and I would not say she needed a nap. But DD #2 definitely still needs at least a short nap! She fell asleep in the car today when we went to pick up my oldest from school. I want her to continue to nap into next school year because we will need to get up earlier for DD #1's new school.

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