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6 Tips to Keep a Nap Time Routine

Remember the days when your newborn took multiple naps a day? Yes, those were the good ol’ days. Slowly but surely the naps dwindle and your child requires less sleep. But are they may not be ready to fully give up that nap time routine. Between 12–18 months, your child is taking one nap a day. By age 5, only thirty percent of children are still napping. Depending on how strong willed your child is, naps cease at different ages. Sometimes parents confuse toddlers who resist naps as a sign that it is time to end the nap. But even a few days of a child protesting a nap doesn’t mean naps should end altogether.  Pediatrician Greg Yapalater adds, “If nap protesting goes on for a couple of weeks, then it may be time to give it up.” Why a Nap Time Routine Is Valuable A nap time routine is important, not…