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Toddler Sleep: Is My Toddler Ready to Drop to One Nap?

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  Weekly Toddler Sleep Question for The Sleep Lady: “How do I know when my toddler is ready to drop down to one nap a day?  My 14 month old is fighting his second nap, often resulting in him missing it entirely.  I have tried shortening his first nap so he would be tired for his second nap, but that didn’t work.  I also tried pushing his first nap later…

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Toddler Naps: Nap or Not to Nap for My 4 Year Old?

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Weekly Question for The Sleep Lady: “I am struggling with the decision to cut my 4 year old’s nap.  On weekdays, she goes to 1/2 day preschool, naps afterwards in her room with dim lights and a sound machine from about 12:45pm until between 2 and 2.45, and I to put her to bed between 7.30 and 8pm but she stalls/makes excuses, etc. and sometimes ends up staying up until…

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Dropping the Afternoon Nap — Transitioning to Quiet Time for Toddlers

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Naps to quiet time can bring a big transition for the whole family! Many families ask me at what age do children give up their naps. On average children give up their afternoon nap at 4 years old. That being said, I have worked with many 3-3 1/2 year olds who successfully give up their daily afternoon nap (these children are sleeping through the night). Watching your child’s behavior is…

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