Amy - posted on 03/28/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter (2 yrs) has stopped taking naps for us on the weekends. She does well with quiet times/nap during the week at daycare and even though we have a similar routine at home, she will fight it by stripping down naked in her bed or getting in/out of bed. We have tried taking all of the books off of her floor (that's why she gets out), tried closing the door or having it open, tried putting shorts on her for quiet time (to put a stop to her naked strip downs) but nothing has helped! She is completely exhausted (rubs her eyes, dozes off as she eats etc) by the end of lunch but will NOT let herself succumb to a nap! This is getting out of hand, and both my husband and I are at a complete loss of what type of strategy to try next. I was almost to the point of resorting to putting in a video or kids tv for her to watch to fall asleep to, but I'm glad I didn't (we do not let our kids watch tv or movies at all let alone to fall asleep - I'm sure that would lead to a disaster come bedtime when trying to get her to sleep).
Your feedback is greatly appreciated - hopefully someone has a new strategy for me (other than driving around in the car - she needs to go to sleep in her bed just as well as she does at bedtime, so the car defeats that purpose).