i have a question for all of my mommy-blog readers out there: how old were your kids when they stopped taking naps? i'm sort of hoping that many of you will say "right around 2 years old" because then i can stop pulling my hair out and throw in the towel on this whole nap thing all together.
samuel has always been a great napper....until recently. as in about a month ago. at first i just thought it was the time change throwing everything off because his bedtime became a battle as well. then i blamed it on removing the rocking chair from his room (which i had used up until that point to get him drowsy before laying him down), but now its gotten so bad that i think he may just not be tired enough to want to nap anymore. is this possible at 23 months old? often he'll be awake in his crib for over an hour before finally falling asleep, only to awaken 30-45 minutes later seemingly refreshed. not long ago i'd have to wake up him after 2 hours of sleep in order to preserve his bedtime!
tristan gave up his nap just before he turned 3, which i thought was awfully early at the time. i can remember having 2 daily battles of getting him down for his nap and getting him down for bed, then once we lost the nap, bedtime became super simple because he was so exhausted and we were down to no battles at all, which was just heavenly. yet i don't want to do that to my baby if he isn't quite ready yet. not to mention the fact that i'd lose my precious 2 hours of "me & tristan time", which would disappoint us both.
as i'm typing this, i can hear him partying it up in his crib through the monitor...and its been an hour since i put him down. i think i'll just leave him in there for another hour and see what happens. advice appreciated!