Is 2 1/2 years too early to drop the nap?
Is it normal for a 2 1/2 year old to not need a nap any more? My daughter will go in for a nap and just talk and sing . She’ll do this for 2 hours if I leave her there and just not sleep. Also how long of a stretch at night is typical for a 2 month old?
Research shows very clearly now that preschoolers benefit hugely with a nap. Sometimes if you get into a no nap rut, it leads to a nice long night of sleep 11.5 – 12 hours which then burns off quite a lot of sleep pressure and makes your child able to resist her nap during the day. Try napping her a little later to see if that’s helpful, and sometimes, crazy as it seems, shortening her night can help re-establish the nap. You cant’ make her sleep, but you can provide the right time, place, and opportunity!