Does your Dec 2008 baby still take naps?

Tiffany - posted on 07/28/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )

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Mylie was born on Dec 19th 2008. She has a nap in the daytime...if she feels like it. When she don't have a nap, shes a bit cranky, but she falls asleep easier in the nighttime, and sleeps better. I know a lot of people who had babies in December 2008, and they all take naps everyday! Just wondering if i should try to make her go for a nap, keep her awake all day, or just let her do what she wants!

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Amy - posted on 07/29/2010

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oh my goodness i had the same thing. my daughter was awsome taking naps during the day, then things would come up like visiting, or appointments or holidays and they all landed during he nap time so i didnt put her down. so it messed her up. after a while she didnt want to go for a nap cause she didnt have to for that while, and ya she was cranky some times but she would go to bed early like you said. but then after a couple of days she would get so exahusted that she would crash for a nap but at such a dumb time. and it messed her sleeping up. then other days she would go to bed early after having no naps other days but wake up after 2 hours of sleeping at night casue she thought it was her nap then stay up for a couple hours then realli go to bed. it got so tireing and confusing that i couldnt take it any more. and tried to start a schedual of sleeping and eating and doing it every day and making her do it. it was hard she cried lots but you have to let it go it only took just over a week. cause now she is awsome realli happy and now she knows what to expect and doesnt cry when i put her for her nap or bed. but you have to keep up with it. if some thing comes up to go to around her nap time. either go for a lilttle bit before her nap then go home, or go after he nap or dont go at all. casue you have to respect them and their schedual. it will make every thing eaier on every one. and making eating times on the schedual to casue then she wont be waking up hungry. my scedual is: 8am wake up and eat breakfast, 10 snack, 12 lunch, 1 go for nap, 3 wake her up, 4 dinner, 6 snack, 8 bed time. but find what work for you. (sorry for blabbing lol)

Erika - posted on 11/11/2010

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my daughter loves routine, so she still has her afternoon nap. i try not to let her oversleep, as she then tries to stay up later. after she had had a cold, she went about 3 days with no naps at all. that was tough! she was so cranky, and then i think became overtired. so we began a routine with naptime and bedtime. cuddles, no tv, blankie, book, then bed. sometimes she will lay in her bed talking or singing. but she knows i mean business and doesnt fuss and ends up falling asleep. i think they and we need that quiet time.

Anmarie - posted on 08/04/2010

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My son 3rd dec 2008 has 1 sleep in the day 12-130ish everyday without fail no matter were we r and surprise surprise so does my 2006 baby (4ys old) she only sleeps for 1 hr, 12-1 but the stuff you get done in that hr and time to relax is amazing! My 2008 baby is back in bed at 630pm and sleeps till 7am and my 2006 baby goes down at 730pm and is up at 530am, I never have a fight to get my kids to sleep I put them in their beds kisses and cuddles and walk out. if you want her to have a sleep you have to stick to a plan everyday has to be the same and even if she doesnt have a sleep turn off the tv and turn on the radio nice and quietly and just relax, it does them and their brains a whole lot of good. Good luck in whatever you choose to do.

Sarah - posted on 08/03/2010

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Of course you should do what works best for your family. My son was also born on Dec. 19, 2008! He takes about a 2 hour nap every day and still sleeps from about 7p to 6:30a. I've tried to put him to bed later but he always wakes up around the same time regardless of how late he goes to bed, so it's just not worth it keeping him up. His pattern seems to be up in the morning, about 5 hours awake, ready for nap (about 2 hours at home, 1-1.5 hours if he's at daycare), then up for 5 hours, and then its bedtime. Once you figure out the pattern, if you can find one, it really seems to help. Will seems to sleep better at night when he's had a nap, so that's what works for us. Good luck!

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Daisy - posted on 02/03/2011

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My son still naps and sleeps a WHOLE LOT!!! however there are days when he doesn't nap at all and days when you only naps for an hour but a friend of mine her daughter is only a couple days older then mine and she hardly ever naps at all... I am a big fan of sticking to routine so I would suggest putting her down at the same time with some toys that way she doesn't have to sleep but you still get some time to yourself!!! On the days my son doesn't nap I still put him down at the same time I always give him a toy or two and if he doesn't sleep he I still leave him be for an hour sometimes a bit longer if he is happily playing....

Hope that helps good luck:)

WINDY - posted on 02/03/2011

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My 2 year old daughter takes one nap a day. She's up by 7am, then around 1 she takes a nap.. if she doesn't nap she will be very cranky n will drive me insane! So her nap is very much needed for the both of us.

Brandi - posted on 01/15/2011

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We have a routine and take naps the same time everyday. My son takes naps at daycare and when he's home I enjoy taking naps with him and the baby...we even have our dog take a nap too. I think it's easier if there's a routine.

Megan - posted on 12/09/2010

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Bella turned 2 Dec 3, and she still naps everyday! If she doesn't, she is soo naughty! She lays down everyday for rest. More often then not she falls asleep.. sometimes she doesn't. Those days are always fun :)

Kacie - posted on 12/09/2010

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my daughter usually takes a 2 hr nap right after lunch (11:30) then goes to bed at 8! but i would force her if she doesn't want one unless you need a 'happy baby" for what ever reason (like an event) in the evening!

Tiffany - posted on 12/08/2010

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When i have my daughter she takes a nap once a day, but if she is at daycare twice a day. :)

Olivia - posted on 12/08/2010

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Hailey was born dec 8th, she does not take naps during the day. If she falls asleep, its usually around 4-6. I won't let her sleep for more than a half hour. She still goes to bed no later than 9. She sleeps in her own bed too. Its a twin pillow top!

Beth - posted on 12/01/2010

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My two year old (born 12/04/08) takes 2-3 one-three hour naps a day (when she's ready for one). She is on a schedule, goes to sleep between 8:30-9:00 and wakes up between 7:00-8:00 so I let her make her schedule since she is okay on one. As for my 3 year old, she does not nap during the day anymore (unless we've been super busy) and she goes to bed anywhere from 8:30-11:00 and sleeps until 8:00-8:30. She's on a weird schedule depending on the night but all in all, I can't really complain. We're in bed for sure by 11:00 every night and they both do sleep through the night. I say do what works for you and her. =]

Katrina - posted on 11/26/2010

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My son charlie born 24th dec 2008 still has a nap for 1 hour after lunch,then goes 2 bed at 8pm

Amy - posted on 11/22/2010

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my daughter goes through phases of that. i used to keep her up all day put her to bed early but about a week later she would crash and need a super long nap and get off track. then i would try the naps. and like yours she wouldnt want to go but at least you tried cause if she needs it she knows it. but i'd say find her rythm some where

Terri - posted on 11/14/2010

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My daughter was born on 23rd of December and she still has 2 naps a day. At this age it is recommended they have at least one nap a day.

My daughter goes down about 10.30 up at 11.30am. Then second nap at 2/2.30ish and up at 4.30pm. She then goes to bed at 7.30pm and usually wakes about 7.30 to 8am.

My 4 year old daughter still has an afternoon nap from 2/2.30ish to 4.30pm. Sometimes she sleeps other times she just plays quietly in her room for a couple of hours.

It depends on the child really. But even if they look like they want to give up the nap, if you keep perservering you can get them back in to the habit again. just takes persistence as they often dont know what is good for them. A 12 hour day is a long time for a little one to be awake so even if you can squeeze an hour nap in its better than nothing. Good luck with it :)

April - posted on 11/12/2010

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Jamiah was born Dec 6th 2008. She naps in the daytime only if I lay down with her,She wakes up in the morning around 7am and usually takes a nap around 12 noon and wakes around 3 when my 6 year old gets home.She is very busy and with out a nap she tends to get cranky.

Tiffany - posted on 11/10/2010

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part of your trouble COULD BE that you're never apart...so in order to nap she needs you with her and you're far more fun to play with than to sleep with! However, you won't believe how much you can get done if she AT LEAST has the quiet time! good luck!

Erin - posted on 11/07/2010

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The best book I've read about sleeping is "Healthy sleep habits, Happy Child" It may give you some tips if nothing else works and you want to encourage the nap

Serena - posted on 11/06/2010

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Georgia still takes a nap shortly after noon, but I think I may have to cut it shorter because she has been waking up at night ALOT!!!! She cut the morning nap out reallly early, like at before a year. If your daughter is acting sleepy then I would try to get her to go to sleep, but if she isn't then I wouldn't force the issue.

Chris - posted on 11/03/2010

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Arianna still naps from about 1.30pm - 3.30 or 4pm, then absolutely refuses to go to sleep at 9pm like she used to, and now sleeps at midnight (i'm in denial and saying that its a phase lol) but if she doesnt have her nap, she literally falls to sleep at 8pm. usually i let her do what she wants, if she wantst o nap, she'll go to the room.. if she doesnt, she'll just start screaming NO NO NO NO NO

Missie - posted on 11/03/2010

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My honest opinion, My son who was born Dec. 24th, 2008, does still nap everyday. I wish i could cut out his naps because his sleeping schedule is killing me. My son gets up between 10 and 11 in the morning, then he goes strong until he can't anymore which means he passes out between 5 and 8 in the evening ( and trust me i've tried to get him to go to sleep earlier or just tried to keep him awake) and then he is back up i 30 minutes to and hour and goes until 2 or 3 in the morning. I could deal with a little cranky if it meant he would go to bed and stay there.. but even if i do manage to keep him up until 9 or 10 he still only naps and is back up and going in and hour or less. Every child is different and if she is sleeping well for you at night and not to bad during the day i wouldn't change a thing!

Vicki - posted on 11/01/2010

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My boy has just very recently been skipping his naps. Some days, he's okay, like today. I allow him some time to "rest" but this week in particular he hasn't been interested in sleeping. Some days, he is terribly cranky and ready for a nap around 5 or 6!! That means either a very early bedtime, and/or he's up again by 10. Not cool. His sleep schedule has been pretty wonky the last little while. If he hasn't napped by 3, I try to keep him occupied thereafter until it is time for bed, proper bed. And he does sleep well, then! I'm a little bit sad to say goodbye to napping though... because some days, personally, I need it!!

Melanie - posted on 11/01/2010

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my son, born on Dec 18th, 2008 has a nap everyday, usualy 2-3 hrs...if he doesnt take a nap he is very ill.

Natalie - posted on 10/29/2010

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Hi there, yes I have a 22month old boy Jacob and he still has a nap in the daytime 'sometimes' he goes without a sleep and gets a bit cranky also. Usually up by about 7am and goes for a nap around 11-12. Then bed by about 7pm.

Lindsey - posted on 10/26/2010

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my daughter was born dec 15th and she takes a nap at 2 until about 4 430 she takes one everyday if she doesn't shes a nightmare she always goes right to sleep since it has been routine since she started taking consistent naps when she was a few months old so i figure as long as shes still going to sleep no reason to stop....so i guess maybe just make her routine more consistent and always put her to sleep at the same time everyday. most kids will nap atleast once a day until they are 4

Amy - posted on 10/21/2010

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my son used to take 2, now its only one but usually he naps between 2-3 hrs every day. if he does not, he also gets very cranky and ends up falling asleep super early for the night. but will then sleep all night.

Sarah - posted on 10/19/2010

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My daughter still naps=] depending on what time she wakes up in the morning is what determines how long she sleeps for.....usually about 3 hours... I don't know what I would do if she didn't nap=]

Victoria - posted on 10/16/2010

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my son still has one nap a day usually an hour around 1 o'clock. He is at nursery 3 days and this is his routine there so i have so far managed to keep it going. He does not sleep through the night though! so i expect he is just tired.

Marianne - posted on 10/12/2010

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My daughter was born 15th Dec and she occasionally has a nap depending how she is feeling and whats on the agenda for the day, like your lil girl mine sleeps better and goes down much easier at night without the nap, if she is really moody try just sitting and having a rest period to relax, I dont think forcing her to sleep will achieve much except a headache,

Crystal (Handke) - posted on 10/08/2010

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My son Brandon still takes a slight nap every day. If he doesn't....um yeah...I'll leave it at that! Some kids just stop taking them at this age. My first did. And if she's not too cranky for you, then I would say there is no reason to make her take one. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 10/08/2010

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My son was born on the 20th and I LOVE nap time! He never fights me either. I do daycare at home and have all the kids lay down at the same time (12:30-right after lunch) then they wake up at 2:30. It used to be three but all the kids I have are 2 and are starting to do the not going down at night as easily. So I have slowly began cutting nap time back. Did it with my daughter too who is now 5. Started at 2 1/2 hour naps and gradually decreased it by 1/2 hour until she didn't feel she needed it anymore. Every now and then she still lays down when she wants but I only let her sleep for about 1/2 hour or 45 minutes.

Sarah - posted on 10/05/2010

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My daughter usually wakes at 6am and then has a nap after lunch for anywhere between 45mins and 3hrs then goes to bed at 7pm. If she misses that nap she is so is awful and then won't sleep at night.

Gyllian - posted on 10/03/2010

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My son has started fighting his naps and then when he doesnt get one we stretch the night till bed time at 930 and he will sleep for two hours then get back up and be ready to go till 1 or 2 in the morning

Carrie - posted on 10/02/2010

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I think it is more important to look at how long she is sleeping total. It should be 10-12 hours combined. At least that is what I've been told by doctors and sleep experts. Then I would say go with what works for her and you.

Christy - posted on 09/29/2010

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Yes, my little girl does, she cannot function after 5 hours she has to have a nap, at least one.

Michelle - posted on 09/29/2010

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Dayton was born Dec. 29/08 and he naps everyday for at least one hour, sometimes he'll shock me and sleep for 2 and a half or three. He goes down with a bottle and I say night night...don't know if that helps...when he doesn't want to nap, i go back in cuddle and sing a song and try again, but i always wait for at least 15 min to see if he'll settle...always does....if she's crying however maybe try after 5 min...?

Sandra - posted on 09/29/2010

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My son was also born December 19th, 2008. He still naps most afternoons for 2 or 3 hours. That is my time. If he isn't sleepy I still put him in his crib for quiet time and give him a book. After about 5 or 10 minutes he is asleep. He also goes to bed between 7:30 and 8pm (depending on if there is hockey on because he is a huge hockey fan) and gets up between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning. I am trying to cut the nap down some so I am trying to put him down a little later in the afternoon and he still wakes at the same time. So far, so good.
But every child is different. Some kids seem to require more sleep than others. I remember as a child having to go to my bed in the afternoon. My mother always enforced quiet time in the afternoon. She needed time to herself just as much as I did.

Marie Jayne - posted on 09/28/2010

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Amy-Leigh was born on Christmas Day 2008,she always goes down for a nap after her dinner, she usually has between 1-11/2 hrs. She goes down to bed at about 7.30ish. It stops her being cranky and gives me a chance to get a few things done. I've often thought whethr or not to try to cut down on her nap time or to leave her as is. You can't force them to nap if they don't want it, i guess really you should just go with the flow and see if she still wants to nap.

Angie - posted on 09/27/2010

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My daughter was born on the 20th. She still naps everyday around 12:30. If she has a busy morning and plays hard she'll nap about 2.5 hours. Sometimes it is as little as 1 hour. She goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up around7:30 or 8 am.
I think they (and you) need some rest time. My sister in law makes her son have "quiet time" in his bed and he is 3. So even if he doesn't sleep, he has some much needed down time. and does mom!

Louise - posted on 09/25/2010

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HI YEA MY SON DOES SOMTIMES JUST DEPENDS IS HES REALLY TIRED HES PRETTY GOD HE NORMALLY HAS A 3 OR 4 HOURS MORNING SLEEP AND THEN IS DOWN AT 7.30PM AT NIGHT AND SLEEPS TILL 8.30 THE NEXT MORING BUT HE DOES HAVE A NAP SMETIMES BEFORE DINNER JUST SO HES A BIT FRESHER LOL.

April - posted on 09/21/2010

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my son was born on december 22. he naps once a day. for almost 2 hours. when he doesn't have a nap, he is very cranky, but does tend to go to bed earlier. he needs his nap. we wake frequently at night because he likes to nurse at night. he is just way too busy to nurse during the day and tends to make up for it at night. i heard of a mom on COM that said her 5 year old has a nap everyday still (she falls asleep wherever on her own...not forced)

Camille - posted on 08/28/2010

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My son was born on Dec 19 2008 too and he takes a nap everyday. It doesnt matter if hes active 4 the day or not he has to take that nap. We would find him asleep by his toys sometimes. But eventhough he takes that nap he still goes to bed around 10pm and wakes up around 9am. Developing a pattern is the best thing because it gives u time to get things done that u cant do when ur lil one is up. Having ur baby take a nap, in my opinion is a good thing for them. They r still young and they still need that rest time.

Shannon - posted on 08/28/2010

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Most days rebecca takes an afternoon nap once in awhile she will skip it. She still goes to bed at the same time and sleeps all night whether she has one or not.

Laura - posted on 08/19/2010

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Taylor was born on 12/30. She takes 1 nap a day for about 1 1/2 - 2 hrs in the afternoon. She is a crank pot without a nap. She goes to bed around 10pm and wakes at 8am.

Martine - posted on 08/17/2010

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My twins born 11.12.08 both have a nap from between 1 and 1.30, usually for around an hour and a half. They are then in bed between 7 and 7.30 each night. They could not get through the day without there arvo sleep.

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My daughter was born 12-8-10 and she does take a nap for about an hour or two. If she dorsn't get a nap in she is cranky. I have 2 other kids they are 5 & 8. I figure I have one more year with her taking naps.

Samantha - posted on 08/13/2010

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my son was born 16th dec 2008 and 6 outa 7 days aweek he still has a nap durin the day but only at a certain time he eaither has one just before dinner or just after but if he hasnt had one by half 1 i do not let him have one for the rest off the day as it messes up his bedtime routine n dusnt want to go to sleep wen i put him to bed but i dnt force him to take naps its his choice but if they do try n keep it so its the same time every day that way keeps both u and ur child in a routine my daughter is 3 half n wen she cums back frm nursery she has a quik half an hours sleep but i dnt allow that everyday i ask wot she has been doining in nursery n if they have realli worn her oout thn ill let her av one or she gets realli grotty n moody and takes it out on every1 else lol x

Kris - posted on 08/12/2010

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my son chance born on dec.1, 2008 is unpredictable. he loves to sleep like mommy thank god. today we slept all the way til 5:30pm. and when we're out and about he likes to crash in the car. and he lets you know when he's crabby likes to fight it off at times but then he's a very craby patty :(

Summer - posted on 08/12/2010

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Well alex born the 10 December still go down for naps sometimes and its on his own timeing sometimes he dont go down at allbut as soon as mummy reaches home he wants his breast and then he is out like a light.

Kimberly - posted on 08/12/2010

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my daughter takes a nap eveyday when able. because sometimes we are just busy during her nap time. usually if we are on the go during nap time she will take a short nap in the car between stops and that seems to tide her over for a while. but when she has no nap at all she is very cranky and has to go to be early and then dose not sleep all night. she will get up 2-3 times at night if she dosent have a nap. if you are not having any trouble with her sleeping at night or waking to early and she's not cranky i'd say let her go as she wants. but make sure she's not just fighting to stay awake.

Kris - posted on 08/11/2010

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Pediatricians recommend 10-13 hours of sleep per day for a child age 1-2. I think that's a pretty good, and realistic, average to go by. My daughter goes to bed around 8pm and sleeps til 7-7:30am. Then she naps for 2-3 hours in the afternoon.

Allison - posted on 08/09/2010

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My daughter does every day. Sometimes on the weekends she doesn't take one but it doesn't matter one way or the other at bed time whether she had a nap or not.

Amanda - posted on 08/09/2010

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My son, Darius, was born December 10, 2008. He use to take 3-5 hour naps once a day and I LOVED it. Now he takes 2-3 1/2 hour naps once a day everyday. He doesn't really have a schedule now, but it's always around 1 or 2 in the afternoon. I have never had a problem with him sleeping through the night, and we have found that if we have him in bed by 9:30pm he sleeps MUCH better, doesn't wake in the middle of the night and sleeps for 10-12 hours. If he goes to bed any later than 10 or 11 he wakes every few hours in the night, but I don't go in and disturb him because I don't want him to think that it's time for him to get up or that it's okay for him to be up in the night. Also with the naptime in the afternoon you have to make sure you make her take a nap if you want her to, because when she is older she is gonna be use to you just letting her do what she wants and then it will be MUCH more difficult and you will be pulling your hair out.

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