How do you know when a toddler has outgrown naps? The Huffington Post has some suggestions.
Signs that your child may be ready to drop the nap:
- Consistently playing through nap time (over the period of a few weeks) and not acting tired with late afternoon meltdowns without naps.
- Taking too long to fall asleep at bedtime. If it takes your child over an hour to fall asleep at bedtime, it may mean the time has come to shorten or drop the nap.
- Not acting tired without naps. If your little one seems perfectly happy all afternoon until bedtime, then she may be ready to eliminate naps. However if she becomes cranky or cross as the day wears on, she may need an extra dose of sleep, even a 30-minute cat nap can help.
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