My almost 3 year old girl refuses to take naps anymore and if I know she really needs one its absolute hell. Like putting Regan from the Excorsist down for nap, putting it bluntly. (Its almost the end of a no nap day and she has been so tired and driving me nuts so if I sound negative and mopey, thats why) Background info: she's always been a good sleeper. We had scheduled naps since she was a baby. We moved her into a big girl bed about 3 weeks ago (could have done it sooner but prolonged it). It was when she was still in the crib that she started fighting naps. She would cry and scream and depending on what kind of cry and scream it was, I'd either go get her or wait till she fell asleep. Each day was different and she would only get a nap in about 3 or 4 days out of one week. She eats organic whole foods, no sugar, water only, no juice. Shes super healthy. Now that shes in the big girl bed it takes longer to get her to sleep. It's about 9 when we finally get her down but it could be earlier or later. She used to sleep in till 7-7:30 in the crib but now she's up at 6-6:30 so shes getting way less sleep. Oh, and on the days she'd nap in the crib, she'd be up till almost 10 pm talking before she'd fall asleep. So it would appear shes ready to not nap...but now she's crabby and defiant and I can't take much more. If we go anywhere during the day she'll fall asleep in the car. So that tells us she needs naps still but after trying a couple times in the big girl bed and having it be so awful, I don't even want to try. Sorry, I think this turned more into a vent than a question. But it always helps to hear other moms stories/opinions.
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8/3/09 at 10:57pm