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Old 11-15-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
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danimal15 HB User
Re: at what age do toddlers stop needing naps?

I agree with JillR. Very good advice. Our older boy was nearly 4 when he gave up naps, but our younger boy is not yet 3 1/2 and has pretty much stopped napping. He'll still take a catnap of 20 minutes most afternoons, but it's not planned. Usually he conks out on the couch watching TV or reading a book after he gets home from pre-school and has lunch. We found that giving him long naps made it harder for him to go to bed at night. We still haven't perfected his bedtime routine, so I can't say giving up the nap has made a big difference yet with that, however.