How to Get a Child to Nap Until Four Years Old and Beyond

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How to get a child to take a nap every day until 4 year old and beyond! Great advice from a twin mom.

Sometimes I feel like a unicorn after I tell people that my four year olds still take naps. They cock their heads, mumble something about how their 2 year old stopped napping already, how they actually like the freedom of not having nap time, or how they implement a quiet time every day instead. It seems to me that many don't know how to get a child to nap every day. *My affiliate links are used in this post. Thank you.* In my daily interactions, it seems I'm the oddball who has children who still take naps, most days, as four year olds. While one of my daughters, Lisa, is much more hit or miss on taking naps, and has always been ...

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A "Prison Cell" Bedroom – and how I get my daughters to sleep in it

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How to get toddler to nap every day - secrets from a mom of twin 4 year olds who still nap!

We changed Lisa over to a toddler bed about a month ago now and along with it came some other changes.  They included my daughters playing for longer and more chaotic periods of time before falling asleep at nap time and bedtime, if at all at nap time.  And because they fell asleep so late from their naps, they were often crabby upon waking up, and not ready to sleep for the night until much too late at night.  It was a big headache to say the least. During this time before sleep, they would lift up their mattress and step within the spring support underneath it, stepping into the drawer underneath Lisa's crib. They would spread ...

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