First, let me mention that we're pretty out of our school-year routine right now and I have a good feeling that just getting back to that will be the fix...BUT, I'm curious to hear about your experiences with naps at this age.
When did your toddler drop the nap? How did that look? What did you do for the time between napping and dropping the nap all together? What age do kids normally drop the nap anyway?
Have you experienced a toddler (2-2/5 yo) who sometimes just can't settle down for a nap but who would be really tired too early for bed time on those days?
Last week DC missed her nap and then got a second wind at night time and was up until 9:30 and then again at 7:30 am. Just not enough sleep for her and a rather rough day for the rest of the family too. ;-)
Yesterday she feel asleep for like 3 minutes and then woke up when I brought her in from the car. At 5pm I started asking her if she wanted to go "night-night". She was asleep by 6:15 (as opposed to her normal bed time at 8:30). She was up today at 7.
I'm wondering if on the days where she has a super short nap, or if she can't fall asleep at a reasonable hour for a nap (like well before 4pm), that I should just prep her for sleeping early that night?