Oh sweet child of mine – I love you to pieces and I think you are just about the cutest thing on the face of the earth. However, it has been two weeks now of you not taking naps. Two weeks! I’m not looking for three naps, not even looking for two naps. I just want you to close your eyes some time during the day and sleep. I’m flexible as to when that should happen. I will be happier and you will be happier if we can make that work! Love, mom.
Obviously life is far too fun for sleeping for this guy. Too many places to explore, too many toys to put in his mouth, this house is his playground. After 10 months of sleeping in the laundry room, we finally moved Bennett out of the crib and Cannon finally got an upgrade to a bedroom. I would think his lack of naps was related to the move, but he dropped naps about a week before we transitioned. He’s started crawling all over the place and now goes from crawling to sitting. And then the naps stopped. Its as if he can’t soothe himself anymore. I walk in after a great deal of him crying and he’s just sitting in the crib. Tired as can be rubbing his eyes, but the minute I lay him down he sits right back up. It’s a mystery. I’m telling myself its a stage that he’s just on the cusp of getting over.
Its a good thing he has a million dollar smile!
OMG – I had not idea Bennett was still in a crib – really? Why? A CRIB? For a pre-schooler??
Our experience has shown that the longer they stay in the crib the better they sleep. He didn't climb out so we kept him in. Last week he decided it was time to climb out, and we decided it was time for him to move on!
He is 3 years old, not even 3 1/2. It is perfectly normally for kids to transition out of the crib at this age. Some a little older if the crib is convertible to a a toddler bed, with side taken off. They don't need a 76 inch long mattress until they outgrow the 55 inch mattress.
I am completely in favor of keeping them in a crib until they climb out! That's why we have two 🙂 I'm trying to resist rubbing it in that Jace still takes 2 naps a day and as long as we're at home they're each 2-3 hours long 😉 hang in there friend hopefully he'll find his sleeping groove soon! Call me next time he's crying…it helps me tune them out when I'm distracted 🙂
I'm with you Kara. There isn't any rules on when you have to take your child out of his/her crib. Do what works best for your family, to each their own. I agree, if he was sleeping better and stayed in bed, why not? It helps him and you and the rest of the kids because you are a happier Mom.