My 17 month old normally will sleep from 11-2 everyday. But then there's today when I have tried putting her down for a nap 3 times now and she just won't fall asleep. She has been whiny all morning and doing her normal "i'm getting sleepy and ready for nap things" like just laying on the floor with her blanky and asking for a sippy cup. When I try to rock her she gets silly and just starts to giggle or play with me. My usual response is to pretend I am sleeping while rocking her. Today when I tried that she tried to turn all the way around and start climbing on me. I guess I am ok with her skipping a nap but if she's going to be whiny TAKE A FRICKIN NAP!
Is it normal for toddlers to have some sort of whiny wakeful period phase or to skip naps for whatever reason? I wouldn't think it was so strange if she didn't regularly take 3 hour naps everyday.