Weaning from the binki and not napping...HELP!

Kristy - posted on 11/01/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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We took our daughter's binki away about a week ago and she seems to be doing really well with it...EXCEPT, she will not nap and I am about ready to go crazy!!! LOL I miss that 2 hours to get things done, stare at the wall, or take a nap myself! LOL She will be 2 in a couple of weeks...HELP! :-)

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Kristy - posted on 11/10/2011

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Well, it was a tough week to start, but I finally put her crib back together and put her down in that for naps...her dad was sure she was ready for a big girl bed. We snuggle, I read a book, then give her kisses. She fusses for a minute then looks at the book I leave for her and goes to sleep! Yayyyyy! She is much happier in the evenings now. She still asks for her binki and she even started asking for boobies again! Lol. Thank you everyone for your input!

Sherri - posted on 11/01/2011

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It is pretty typical to at least nap till 4. Even all preschools still have all kids nap till they start Kindergarten.

Stifler's - posted on 11/01/2011

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Napping until 5 is not typical though Sherri. I don't know many people whose kids napped after 3.

Sherri - posted on 11/01/2011

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Yikes I can't imagine kids giving up naps so early. All mine napped till 5yrs old.

I love the recommendations from Erin.

Ez - posted on 11/01/2011

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How are you putting her to bed? She has just lost her comfort item, so it is not unusual that she will need some extra help getting off to sleep.

When my daughter still had her dummy, we would read a story and then I would leave and she would go off to sleep happily. Without the dummy, she needs the security of me being there with her. It's frustrating at times, but she relied so heavily on that dummy to help settle herself down and now that it's gone she is still learning to do it without it. She is 2yrs 9mths and the dummy has been gone for about 6mths.

It can be a long process, and doesn't necessarily mean she is finished with naps. You may need to lay with her, or pat her etc while she gets used to going to sleep without the dummy.

Tinker1987 - posted on 11/01/2011

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Yeah.typically that paradise of naptime starts too vanish around 2-3. my son is just turning 1 in a few weeks and he is already fighting his naps more. or they are alot shorter!!

Stifler's - posted on 11/01/2011

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if she's 2 she might just be giving up naps and it's a coincidence.

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