What will I do to make my child nap at noon?

Danica - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i am having a hard time when it comes to nap time in the afternoon. my toddler is an active baby. she always wants to play and watch cartoons all day..what will I do?? i am afraid if it will affect her growth.

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Bridget - posted on 06/22/2009

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Turn the TV off! It provides huge amounts of stimulation without burning off any energy. You may find that if it's "boring" with no TV from say 10am, she will happily have a nap at lunch time after a few days. Take her for a walk or to the park in the morning, make sure that morning tea is sugar free, and have some quiet time, maybe reading a story, before you have a nap.

Tamika - posted on 06/22/2009

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Try to lay down with her, maybe if she thinks mommy is taking a nap she will. I really didnt have that problem, I say meemee and Both my sons went to the nearest pillow. But at the same time nap time was part of daily life from birth for my boys. The youngset is 2 so his nap time is when ever he starts getting rude, so that could be anywhere between 11am and 4pm. Just watch for the sleepy eyes, she may not be ready to nap at noon. Babies change everyday, so their habits do to.

Holly - posted on 06/22/2009

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no it wont but if you can put in a movie and have her sit and watch and be quite and no talking ect ,i think that is ok to i soem times have to do that with my boys tell them to just lay sown mom dont care if you sleep but mom needs some quite time !!!!!!

Jackie - posted on 06/22/2009

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if my son is cranky but trying to play anyway. i usually stick him in his jumparoo and he's out, but he's 14 months. my oldest is 2.5 and its been about 1-2 weeks since he's napped during the day. sometimes he'll fall asleep after 10 and be up by midnight. i guess that's kind of his nap, but he doesn't do that all the time.

maybe if you want her to nap, even if she's watching tv, sit with her and cuddle her and maybe rub her head. sometimes that works with my kid and he passes right out.

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