Bye Bye Nap Time

Q: How can I tell when my child is ready to drop a nap?

A: There are a few signs to look for and they often occur in combination. Just one of these signs may not mean it's time to drop a nap but if two or more are true for you then it's likely time:

  • Your child generally naps well but is now fighting the last (or only) nap of the day
  • There's barely time to squeeze in the last nap before bedtime
  • Bedtime is getting pushed back each night because your child isn't tired enough
  • Your child is taking longer than 20 minutes to fall asleep and used to fall asleep easily
  • Your child is inexplicably waking in the night and this is a new behaviour
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