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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 09:07 AM   11
jessmke
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I don't think you have to drop the nap entirely right from the start, maybe try a nap only every other day, or every three days, or only on the days when he really seems to need it. I totally get the desire for the quiet time, that's one of the reasons we've persisted really hard to keep my toddler napping, so she and the baby go down at the same time and I get 1.5-2 hrs of time to myself! It will be a sad day in our house when she drops that nap entirely!

A friend of mine was having the same struggle with her three year old. She started to do quiet time for an hour in her room while playing a 1 hour long CD of relaxing/meditation music. Her daughter isn't allowed to come out of her room until the music stops. She says that 8/10 times when the music stops and she goes in to check her daughter has fallen asleep on the bed.



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 10:02 AM   12
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She says that 8/10 times when the music stops and she goes in to check her daughter has fallen asleep on the bed.
This. This is a foreign concept to me! Never has my son just fallen asleep other then in the car (or at bed time). Always been a bit jealous of sleepy babies.



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 16:26 PM   13
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I asked him today if he wanted some quiet time or a nap and he walked to his room for a nap.

This will probably sound bad but we have a large puppy bed that he lays on in the living room. Well he asked to sleep on it in his room and we haven't had a any issues since.



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 16:28 PM   14
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I definately think I'll try the hour of music though. I suspect he'll fall asleep most days too.



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2018, 16:30 PM   15
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This. This is a foreign concept to me! Never has my son just fallen asleep other then in the car (or at bed time). Always been a bit jealous of sleepy babies.
My daughter is this way so far. She fights sleep so hard. I am not sure she'll ever be a good napper at this rate. My son established a napping routine fast and has stuck to it since he was a baby. Hopefully DD figures out she enjoys sleeping too.



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2018, 16:01 PM   16
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Our boy was born Jan 2016 and would still nap for 1.5-2 hours but then would play in his cot and not go to sleep at bed time until about 8.30 so we dropped the nap and he's straight to sleep at bed time now.
He will still sleep in the car or for half an hour in the pram if we're out in the afternoon



 
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