By info - Posted on Dec 20, 2011 4 0 Never too old. I believe we shouldn't force or try and predict WHEN a child should stop napping. I've always encouraged my daughter to allow her body to tell her what she needs. And, as a results, she gave herself a nap two days ago at 7 years old. REST is critical for good health! 37 By blesser75 - commented on Dec 28, 2011 0 0 I'm with you Monaica. I'm a stay at home mom & I still take naps. Especially with my active 2.5 y.o son. Our bodies need to shut down at some point. Though there's days he doesn't nap.