when to stop giving naps

Ashley - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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okay so my son just turned 4 and i still give him naps...he seems so cranky at night if i dont...and i wanna start to prepare him soon for going to school all day, but i still feel like he needs that little nap to fully recharge him lol. so i guess i just wonder when everyone stopped giving there kids naps.

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Lynsey - posted on 04/30/2010

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This age is hard work sleep wise because they are not quite old enough to go all day without a sleep but sometimes they want to stay up and play. I had the same problem, but I dont see the need to prepare him sleep wise for this reason. At school, even though he would probably get tired, he may not want to sleep anyway because of all of the excitement. Perhaps when he starts school, just adjust his bed time to a little earlier if you think it is necessary, but my best advise for you would just be to wait and see and for the moment as he is not at school yet, allow your child to continue with his afternoon naps if you feel he needs them. At the end of the day, no one knows your son better than you do.

Jennnifer - posted on 04/27/2010

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some kids need alot of sleep when i was a kid i would come home from school and take a nap..do what u think ur child needs...i still NEED a lot of sleep not a good thing if u r a mom..but anyway let him nap and take the time for u

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