Users' questions

How do you deal with nap resistance?

How do you deal with nap resistance?

Keep these basic principles in mind:

  1. Maintain a consistent daily schedule that works with your child’s natural body clock.
  2. Modify your schedule according to your child’s sleepy signs.
  3. Have a relaxing pre-nap routine to cue your child that nap time is here and help him wind down and relax.

What do you do when your 2.5 year old won’t nap?

If you’re finding your toddler doesn’t want to sleep midday, the key might be making sure they get their energy out earlier in the day. Try signing them up for an activity, like toddler tumbling or soccer. The extra physical movement might encourage them to keep napping for a few more months (or years if you’re lucky).

Why is my 2 year old fighting naps?

Your Toddler May Fight Naps Because They’re Napping Too Much or at the Wrong Time. While too little naptime sleep is the biggest complaint I hear, some kids actually sleep too long during the day…and others sleep at oddball hours that don’t work with their parents’ schedules.

Why does my toddler scream at nap time?

Toddler is Crying Because of Too Little Stimulation Your toddler might be crying simply because he/she is not tired enough to sleep. If this is the case for your toddler, I would get her out of bed for a bit and get the child more worn out for nap time before starting nap again.

Can separation anxiety cause short naps?

You may be wondering what this has to do with your baby’s sleep. In fact, episodes of separation anxiety usually effect sleep, as well as who your child chooses to spend her time with. Your baby may begin waking several times at night, crying, or refusing to settle down for sleep.

Is it OK if my 3 year old doesn’t nap?

If you’re the parent of a toddler, you probably thought sleep regressions were a thing of the past. After all, these sleep disturbances are commonly associated with infants. Babies, for example, go through numerous nighttime fluctuations when they grow, learn new skills, or drop daytime naps. It’s normal.

Do 2.5 year olds need naps?

Most toddlers this age still need at least one hour-long nap in the afternoon, which may actually help your child fall asleep more quickly and efficiently at night. Even if yours doesn’t, a little quiet time — for her and you — won’t hurt.

Is 3pm too late for toddler nap?

At this age it’s fine to give up naps entirely if your toddler doesn’t need or want one. If he does still need a rest during the day, make sure it’s not after 3 p.m., as that will break up his activity cycle and cut down on his need for sleep at night.