Jump to content

Toddler will not nap at home but will at childcare

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_bottle~rocket_*

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

My DS is 2.5 years old and gave up his afternoon nap a couple of months ago.   I have tried a few things to try to get him to go to sleep with no luck.  However he still gets grumpy in the late afternoon so I think he needs the sleep.  
He will have a nap at childcare though  rolleyes.gif  AFAIK there is nothing they do there that I haven't tried myself.

Has anyone else experienced this?

#2 Soontobegran

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Unfortunately for me it was the fact that I was mum and my children knew how to play me. sad.gif
Our children always had a daytime sleep for up to 3 hours when being looked after by dad when I was at work.

#3 laridae

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

My DD is doing the same - except she is only 18 months.

They pat her to sleep at daycare.

I sometimes can get her to take a late nap - eg 3pm or 4pm and have a sleep for an hour or so, then have dinner, then back to bed.  It doesn't seem to affect her overnight sleep at all.

#4 munchmum

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

My dd, just 2, has been doing this since January. Apparently she goes to sleep easily at childcare. I've given up trying to put her in bed for a nap as she screams but she does really need it. So I walk her in the stroller, once she is asleep I'm lucky because she will go on sleeping once I stop walking. Not ideal but I figure I at least get some exercise and it won't last forever.

#5 BornToLove

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

DD is the same. She sleeps so well at childcare that she won’t sleep at night  rolleyes.gif

So we had to put limits on her naps at childcare.  They now wake her up after about an hour and there is less fuss at bedtime.  

The only way we can get a nap out of her on weekends is having a VERY busy morning.  Most weekends, we just put her to bed early becuase we just aren't that busy.  Otherwise she gets a cat nap (30 minutes MAX) at around 3/4pm and bed a little later.

#6 miss*k

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

Yeh DD gave up her naps at home at 2 and still has a nap at daycare for an hour.  I take it they are busy little bee's at daycare so she is tired. At home I'd rather she did not nap and goes to bed earlier original.gif

We have chillout/quiet time at home for an hour where she can watch a dvd or read a book on the couch or just lie down and chillax which she generally does).

Edited by miss*k, 18 April 2012 - 01:22 PM.

#7 Riotproof

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 16/04/2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unfortunately for me it was the fact that I was mum and my children knew how to play me. sad.gif
Our children always had a daytime sleep for up to 3 hours when being looked after by dad when I was at work.

No, it was that they wanted to spend extra time with you!

#8 JustBeige

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

My kids director told me once it was 'peer pressure'.  They see all the other kids falling over and just go along with it.  If you put them next to a child who mucks up and doesnt sleep, they will lay there giggling and not sleep either.

Plus they are flat out constantly at daycare.

One of the things we did at home when they dropped their day sleep was to get them to have a quiet time - same as they do at school.  We told them that they didnt have to sleep, but they did have to rest their bodies and must rest their eyelids as they get tired too, same as the rest of your body.

99% of the time it worked, especially if they did actually need the nap

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

A breastfeeding emoji may be on its way

It's how many new mums spend much of their time, so it makes sense that a breastfeeding emoji is being considered for inclusion in the next round of updates.

10 things to consider before trying for a baby

Here are a few things for you and your partner to discuss as you start trying for a bub of your own.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.