Suzanne - posted on 10/01/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
Hi, I have newly 2 year old twins, just turned 2 on the 13th of September. They are both girls and are identical.
My issue is they do not want to nap any time during the day anymore even though they rub their eyes, yawn and look tired. They start to get angry at each other, and bite and misbehave. That to me was a good sign that they are tired and need a nap.
I have not been able to do much lately as they have wanted my time and to play, read, cuddle or just have fun with them. This leaves no time for me, the house, my uni work and other things. I am not saying that I want them to sleep all day but a couple of hours for me to recharge and to do some things might be nice.
They have always been good sleepers and sleep about 12-14 hours a night. If they are ill or not feeling good due to a tooth they might get up for cuddles or painkillers. Same goes if they might have wet the bed or a nappy was too full. Once sorted they are generally good and go back to sleep.
So to exhaust them I generally try to go out but as this exhausts me, and no work gets done anyway. As it was colder today I did not go out. They seem to want to run around and to explore in the backyard, climb and just be annoying when I have lost my patience.
So any ideas on how to wear out my little girls so they take a nap or is just the stage now that they are in and don't need one. Any advice would be great.