How Do You Make Your Small Children Take a Nap

United States
December 20, 2006 1:47pm CST
My granddaughter is so hard to get to take a nap these days, just wondering what every else does to get their toddlers take naps these days
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@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
20 Dec 06
Good question. I have a 2-year-old that rarely naps. The only way I can get her to go to sleep during the day is putting her in the car and driving her around. That only works about 50% of the time.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
21 Dec 06
ha ha My 5 year old will still do the head bobbing in the car! LOL There are times we have to try to keep him awake so he will eat when we get home! Heck, from time to time, even I fight sleeping when my partner is driving us all over town. LOL
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I never made my kids take a nap. But we just had a ritual that could cause them to take a nap. ha ha Each day, we would have lunch and then settle down together watching a movie. It was the combination of being full, curled up with mom, and sitting still to watch a movie that did it. But I couldn't make it a movie they would be too interested in. Or they would not fall asleep. So I made it something I was more interested in. :) But if they didn't fall alseep, I wouldn't get upset. They would sleep when they needed to or I would keep them awake later so they would go to bed on time....if not, a little bit earlier. LOL
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
21 Dec 06
When My daughter turned 4 we stopped making her take a nap. however before that she would get into my reclining chair and take her nap
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I have Grand-twins and I have no problem putting them to sleep they are 5 mos. old. eat, sleep that's what they do.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I don't have a problem with my Grand-twins. they eat sleep with no problem they ar 5 mos now.
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