Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North central Vermont
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My 3 yo needs to nap again. She's much less resilient, she quick cycles from frenetically happy to a screaming mess to meaningless physical outbursts, and so on. She is much less happy than she has been from the start. She's a complete wreck in the evening.
She gets about 11 hours of sleep at night, very consistently. She has a consistent bedtime with an hour window, so between 6:30 and 7:30. She wakes up most mornings before 6:30, and really she is up at least once a night when she moves to our room. She gave up naps almost 18 months ago, and it has not been an issue.
She is my third child, and I think she's acting sleepy. I know three year olds have it rough. Their lives are in major flux, and I was completely accepting of her erratic behavior at first. It's what three looks like to me. However, things are worse, and I just want to know how (or IF) other ever re-instituted a nap after it had been extinct for so long. This sweet thing is TIRED and I truthfully cannot get her to bed before 6:30 at least 5 nights a week. So, a nap seems like a better solution. Any ideas?