same here. ds dropped most naps around 22 mo. He seemed to need it, so we'd nurse and try over and over until I realized that he was getting a second wind some days from this routine...so, we started just doing that instead. He seemed better for it actually and that lasted for a while. I am 14 weeks prg and when I started feeling first trimester exhaustion midday, he actually napped with me even though he didn't seem to need it - I was shocked. I think he just got bored b/c I was so pooped. But, then he took forever to fall asleep at bedtime, but still slept well and usually until 7 at least with only 1 waking during night, and dh had to take over as it was just too tiring on me and my breasts!
Ok, so fast forward to now, he has been going to bed around 8/830 ish and waking up between 5 and 6 am everyday - so he seems to want to nap again because he is up so early and is going on only 9 hours of sleep total! And, now I rather him not nap tbh. He is a nightmare after he wakes up. He starts off whining and acting tired still, regardless of how long he naps, cries hysterically for no reason and for the first time in my mama life, I can't seem to cheer him up. He NEVER cries if he doesn't nap. This is a crazy transition (hopefully thats all it is)
He plays SO hard, though...I mean, he is in a whole other category of active toddlers. He never slept 12 hours altogether at night, he never slept in the car as a baby, he always took FOREVER to shut down and fall asleep at naps and bedtime, he dropped two naps down to one at 8 months, he never sits still, he doesn't sit for a book, for tv, for meals, for nothing! He literally never stops moving...even in his sleep. His picture should be in the dictionary next to the word "active". I fear him ever going to a school setting
Some kids are just this way. Every once in a while, I do meet a mom who describes this early nap dropping about her child, too, and it seems they all have the same personalities in common - very active, very hard to shut down, never tended to need lots of sleep, etc. I say wait it out and see how she does with maybe just a lay down rest with nursing...not actually sleeping? Some just need to rest and regain their energy and you may find her going to bed earlier and being happier for it.
wow, sorry for the book...this is just a huge issue for us right now too.