|His level of nap-free glee here is inversely related to my feelings about its demise. DOOOOOOM.|
Yes, I know. Those (words I will not use on a family blog, damn it) expert sleep books all say that at 25 months the vast majority of kids are still napping, and the vast majority of kids we know at this age are still napping. *I* would very much like to still be napping.
Thing is, you know that parenting spidey sense you just get, advice and books be hanged?
He's done, folks. I've been fighting it for months, but like so many things parenting, what I have dearly wished would happen just isn't what my wee CEO is meant to do. Won't be the last time, will it?
It's been a slow slide into the nap-free abyss, but sure enough he's now skipping a good 1/2-3/4 of his naps and able to make it to an earlier bedtime on skipped days with only the occasional, if spectacular, meltdown. A nap does guarantee sanity (mine) and better moods (his and mine), but it now results in his falling asleep absurdly late and fighting it at that.
As Nordstrom is my witness, he will continue to get one hour of quiet time in his room around the Nap Hour (R.I.P.). Period, end of sentence, because Mama says so, get off my lawn!!!
My question for you, the Mamarazzi - do I go ahead and move him from his crib into a twin bed, just in case he occasionally wants to nap during that Quiet Hour - ahahahaha? Or keep the crib as long as he'll stay in there at night, leaving no daytime nap option?
Or are you of the "Insist on a nap 'til he leaves for grad school, whether he sleeps or not" school of thought?
Does it change it your analysis that have Big Events like a family vacation (ooh, foreshadowing!) and nursery school coming up soon, and I'm hesitant to change too much at once?
How have you handled the Death of Nap?