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My daughter is 21 months old and she has been terrible at going to bed lately 🙈 She has an hour nap in the afternoon but they are getting later and later. Which means that her bedtime is getting later because she isnt tired. Normally if she doesnt nap by 3pm i try to keep her awake until bed time but then shes falling asleep at 6pm and waking up through the night ðŸĪĢI read online that they should nap until their 3 but i dont know. Any advice?

CathSho13
12 months ago
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hspexy
hspexy12 months ago

I was told never to let them nap, as it disrupts their sleep patterns, so it becomes a nightmare to get them to bed at night.

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Ann1984
Ann198412 months ago

I try my hardest to keep my nearly 3 in 4 weeks awake it's so easy when off school but go out in car and she flat out so I avoid taking her out after 2 😂 with back to school coming up it a good mile and half round trip so she goes in pushchair but that makes her sleepy my others stopped napping by 3 and in bed by 7 but this one is such a hand full a nap some times gives me a break

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CathSho13
CathSho13
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12 months ago

Mine is the same in the car ðŸĪĢ if she falls asleep at nap time im like ah a little break which is lovely at the time but we pay for it at bed time 🙊

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc12 months ago

If the kid wants to sleep, let him (or her) do so. They're fragile beings who are just getting used to being alive.

I know a dead @ss beat dad who actually woke up his kid, if the kid was with me he wouldn't pull that bs.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 months ago

Try putting her to bed earlier. It will be a struggle for a while as she will resist but it will hopefully teach her that bedtime is earlier, so her nap should then start being earlier too. If she needs to nap let her, otherwise she will become over tired and that will also make bed time a nightmare. Unfortunately you have to suffer lack of sleep for a bit till its sorted.

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KirstyW
KirstyW12 months ago

I work in childcare, sone children can take naps at 3 or 4 years old and still sleep at night and some toddlers have to have naps restricted. If you're going to restrict a nap it has to be a minimum of 45 minutes for their sleep cycle and you're best cutting it off by something like 2pm. A good routine like bath, wind down time then bed.

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cuddlesbbe9
cuddlesbbe912 months ago

My toddler is not even 2 yet and he has cut out his naps

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pysiek1987
pysiek198712 months ago

As long as they really need it Every child are unique

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CathSho13
CathSho13
Original Poster
12 months ago

Thanks everyone for your advice, i will continue allowing her to nap and try to get a better routine for bed time ðŸĪžðŸŧ

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aliciagreenan81
aliciagreenan8112 months ago

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jmsonl
jmsonl12 months ago

You just say it is nap time and they take it until they just don't. Every kids is different I am sure. Once you have a period of time where they just don't want to or can't settle then just don't offer. You can just tell.

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sophieenglish
sophieenglish12 months ago

I let both my children have an hours nap any longer they were up all night.

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BrandonWaterton
BrandonWaterton12 months ago

If there still needing a nap I'd happily let them. You know more than anyone like our almost 2 year old still has to nap but we always put him down by no later than 11am. And never let him sleep past 1 otherwise he wont go down at night properly.

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TeaQue
TeaQue12 months ago

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