Ready For a Nap?

June 7, 2007

Well, looks like my days are going to start getting shorter by 2 hours.

Yup, Baby Bug has decided that she doesn’t want to take her morning naps anymore. Whaaaaa!

BTW, that’s me crying, not her.

Every morning I looked forward to those 2 peaceful hours where I could surf the blogosphere, catch up on my DVR’d shows, read a book or take MY nap. Notice I didn’t say clean the house? I save that for when she’s awake. ;-)

How old were your kids when they stopped taking naps? If they still take naps, what do you do with the free time?

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29 Comments on “Ready For a Nap?”

1
June 7, 2007
11:23 am

Lissete said:

Nap? What’s that? I think that afer the age of 2, that word did not exist for me. Neither one of my girls took naps. Unless we were in the car, then they would fall asleep right away! :)

2
June 7, 2007
12:41 pm

Carey said:

My little guy still takes naps, occasionally. They have to be early, or we will never go to bed.(all my kids were this way). In my time when he is sleeping I like to crochet, or use the computer. Or just look out the window, depends on my mood really. I hardly ever clean when he is napping, thats no fun. I do the same thing, clean when he is a wake.

3
June 7, 2007
12:58 pm

AuthorMomWithDogs said:

My daughter never — yes, as in not ever — took naps. It was a sad state of affairs… :)

4
June 7, 2007
1:07 pm

Karen said:

Big boy took afternoon naps until he was 4! He still takes the occasional one in the afternoon if he’s been running around like a tornado all morning. But that infrequent - he’s 7 now.
Little G is down to a 2 hour nap once a day, usually around 11 or 1 (hence my problem with lunch). She was about 18 months I think when she got rid of the morning.
Hey, no point cleaning while she’s asleep - the vacuum will wake her up ‘wink’

5
June 7, 2007
1:20 pm

maria said:

(sigh) I am in mourning for you, I LOVED the morning nap. although my oldest would now sleep till noon if I let him. Does that count? LOL

6
June 7, 2007
2:07 pm

Mike said:

They gave up naps when they were about 2 1/2. Our son gave them up a few months before our daughter, but he was good about sitting in bed a reading books most of the time.

Naps or lack thereof never really affected my free time since they were always when I was at work during the week. These days I’m more concerned with finding ways to get them to take care of the house while I take a nap.

7
June 7, 2007
2:30 pm

annaliza @ ventanawhos candid said:

baby (my 4 year old daughter) still takes a nappie. but she always waits until her brother comes home from kindy around 1230P. then sometimes they fall hard asleep about five minutes before i have to pick up my 8 year old from school around 315P. so quiet, alone time? what’s that?

hahha…

8
June 7, 2007
5:19 pm

Melissa said:

My oldest napped till he was 4!! Man, he spoiled me!! My next one only napped till he was about 18 months… and then it was occassional. Baby Girl stopped napping when she was 2. Every once in awhile, if she is exhausted, she will crash for an hour or so. When she does, I usually rest too!!!

9
June 7, 2007
6:11 pm

Christine said:

I feel for you! Josh never took a nap. He’s my energizer bunny!
Katelyn still needs to take one, if she hasn’t had one, she gets real cranky.
The baby takes one hour nap in the morning and one hour nap in the afternoon. I wish she’d put them together. Time flies to fast for me to do anything.
I do the same thing, I blog while they nap, and clean when they are up! :)

10
June 7, 2007
6:22 pm

Eve said:

My 20 month old has started to take shorter naps instead of his usual 2 to 3 hours. I forsee an end to “me time” as well. And I’m so glad that you don’t clean on your own time! Here I was thinking I was horrible for not utulizing that time better. But I would much rather rea/sleep/catch up on shows than work.
It’s not as easy when he’s awake, but hey! That’s why it’s called “me time!” Sorry for your loss.

11
June 7, 2007
7:26 pm

Renee said:

Don’t loose hope yet…BB may just be cutting back on her naps. Instead of everyday, she might be limiting them to every few days. You can try to get her to play quietly during the old nap time…you may even find her sleeping when she should be playing.

DD was never on any kind of schedule, so I don’t really remember when she gave up her naps. I do know that when we go for a long drive she’ll still konk out in the car…wish I could do that, but I’m driving. :o

12
June 7, 2007
7:54 pm

Mommy the Maid said:

Little Bear got rid of the morning nap before she was even able to walk. She also decided that she wasn’t going to sleep much at night either. We are lucky now that she is on a schedule although her naps are late in the afternoon now.

RIP to your morning mommy time. *hugs*

13
June 7, 2007
8:33 pm

incog & nito said:

My kids are grown up, but I do remember that peaceful couple of hours. Not sure what age they stopped napping.

14
June 7, 2007
11:01 pm

groovyoldlady said:

I love the new, fun blog look! Very groovy! Makes me want to drink lemonade and run through the waves.

No naps here, anymore. I used to use Girly-Girl’s naptime to teach her much older brother algebra.

15
June 7, 2007
11:38 pm

Romie said:

My little one is still napping and most times I rest, read a book or fall asleep. Not looking forward to losing that though :(

16
June 7, 2007
11:58 pm

Jamie said:

My youngest is “just” shy of 27 months and naps at daycare but refuses to nap for me at home on the weekends unless I drive her around in the car for a good hour or two. ;)

My oldest quit taking naps at around 2 1/2 too.

17
June 8, 2007
12:29 am

SeaBird said:

I try to do all my cleaning while the boys are awake, too! that way I can use their naptime to blog :) They stopped their morning naps around 13 months, but (at 16 months) still nap 2-3 hours around noon. (thank goodness!)

18
June 8, 2007
12:52 am

Mary said:

I kind of lucked out with Anna, she didn’t stop taking naps until she was four and by then she was in preschool.

Emma is down to one nap a day, 2 if she is really tired so i know what you mean about totally looking forward to the quiet time.

19
June 8, 2007
1:01 am

BeachMama said:

Ah ha ha, you must be kidding… J gave up his naps around 18 months. Every now and then he takes one, but then he doens’t fall asleep until much past his normal bedtime. So, basically I wake him up and deal with the grumpies.

20
June 8, 2007
1:16 am

momto3cubs said:

All 3 of my boys napped occassionally until age 5, but it tapered off drastically after age 3.

I know girls tend to sleep less than boys. It’s true even when they are adults ;)

I usually used naptime to read for a while to relax, then do some housework.

21
June 8, 2007
4:26 am

Liz (Looney Mom) said:

Oh… my kids stopped napping around the age of 3. I totally empathize. Bummer! LOL on not cleaning the house. I totally “get” that too! ;)

BTW, I guess I hadn’t seen your updated design. I LOVE IT! I can only aspire to be this darned good. It’s awesome. Leanne is my hero now. I’ll have to go check her out.

22
June 8, 2007
12:28 pm

carmen said:

First of all, the site looks AMAZING!

And second of all - I STILL take naps. ha ha. Maybe she’ll be like me and just fall asleep anyway. ;)

23
June 8, 2007
1:35 pm

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said:

My kids still sometimes take an afternoon nap. I usually spend it reading blogs while I should be doing laundry.

24
June 8, 2007
4:17 pm

Amy said:

We adopted our kids when they were 3 1/2 and 5 so we never did the nap thing, but my nieces and nephews usually stopped by the age of two.

Kailani, this blog design is just amazing! I think it’s the best one I have ever seen. All the little extras like the beach balls and the bottle just make it so inviting. Love it, love it! I’m sure you do too!

25
June 8, 2007
7:23 pm

jenn said:

Kathryn hasn’t taken a morning nap since she was just over 1. She takes a 2 hour nap in the afternoon after lunch. That’s it and I have a feeling that may not last for much longer.
Some days, she’s so stubborn, she won’t sleep at all.

26
June 9, 2007
6:49 am

Michelle said:

Oh that’s a brutal thing, when they no longer need that nap. One thing I did that saved me was to insist they have “quiet time” instead. That meant quiet play in their rooms for the nap period. It went pretty well because they were so thrilled not to have to take a nap they’d go with this compromise.

27
June 9, 2007
7:49 am

rach said:

My 3-yr old son still takes naps and like you I look forward to this time to do some blogging. But there are also days when he is not in the mood to take one. We just stay inside the room, sometimes he wants to watch his favorite DVD while I’m on the computer but sometimes, he wants to have his time on the PC to play his favorite Disney game. He already knows how to play some online games and he is good with the mouse. I’m thankful for the educational Disney online games catered for different ages.

28
June 10, 2007
4:44 am

Pamela said:

Memory doesn’t go back that far… and working a 40 hour week made me not really understand my kids schedules. Maybe they didn’t have one.

Now naps are starting to look like something I have to plan for the hubby. He needs one after lunch.

(Can I pimp? My blog will be one year old next week. I’m hoping to see 5000th commenter sometime next week too. I’m going to give a small gift away to that special comment. Hope it is you._)

29
June 18, 2007
4:07 am

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