Do your 4 yr olds still have afternoon naps?

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Do your 4 yr olds still have afternoon naps?

Post by Zee on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 9:21

Hi all,

Just a quick question.....Jared seems tired ALL THE TIME. When I fetch him from school, he does ball activities (all which is suppose to help with concentration, crossing the midline etc etc), but he always seems so tired and so SLOW compared to his friends. At golf lessons the other day, the instructor told me he said he was tired so he kept sitting down. I took him for blood tests and his sugar and iron are all in the normal range.
Was wondering if he needs a nap in the afternoons. He sleeps a good uninterupted 10/11 hours at night already.

Do your kids nap still at this age?
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Post by elleznom on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 9:25

Yip, mine will sleep until he is 18! (LOL)

He sleeps his 10+ hours at night and he sleeps in the afternoon, weekends included.

The entire school (up to Gr.R) sleeps from 12:30 - 14:00 every day. And I remember up until high school we came home, had lunch and slept for 30 - 40 minutes or so before we did homework etc.

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Post by natasja on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 9:59

Yes, mine is 5 and they still sleep at school. However, he is sleeping less and less at home on weekends at the same time.
Sometimes the house is quiet and his younger brother MUST have a nap around 12:00, and he will also easily fall asleep. But other times, he gets away with not sleeping, but that evening he will be lights out by 20:00!
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Post by Zee on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 10:35

Thanks girls. So when they nap, what time do they normally go to bed at night.
If Jared naps he tosses and turns until 21:30. I guess his body just needs to get into that routine.
On days he hasnt napped, he falls asleep at around 19:00/19:30.
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Post by natasja on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 12:09

Yes, basically the same. If he naps, he stays awake until around 21:30, if he doesn't he'd be asleep by 20:00 at night. But, their "nap" is around 2 hours on weekends. My little one turns into a monster if he isn't sleeping by 12:00am on weekends, and he will wake up around 14:00.
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Post by elleznom on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 12:58

At school they sleep from 12:30 - 2, on weekends we try to keep it the same, it may differ with an hour here or there, but sleep they do. Both go down for at least a 2 hour nap. Both in bed by 20:00 and up by 6:45/7:00 am.

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Post by LilianJ on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 13:00

Zeke sleeps at creche from 12h30 to about 2pm, sometimes 3pm. He goes to bed between 8pm and 8h30pm. If he does not sleep during the day then he is a monster at night. Its like he is over tired but cant sleep!

Weekends I literally force him to sleep. Otherwise at 11pm we will still be awake and hyper active :Unsure 
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Post by Joleen on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 13:39

Mine still sleep. 12:30 - 14:00 at school and they do sleep on weekends as well. Mine will wake up at about 10am on a Saturday. They go to sleep at 7:30pm and are up at about 7am.
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Post by Zee on Mon 5 Aug 2013 - 19:15

Okay. It seems your full day creche kids do all have their naps. Jared only goes until 13:00 but come to think of it I did notice the full day kids all go down to rest/sleep when I fetch him. Nap it is then.
Thanks for the help girls. Xx
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Post by kandis on Tue 6 Aug 2013 - 7:08

Rourke has just stopped his daytime nap, as he finishes school at 12:30
He used to sleep from 11:45 to 1:30
He is taking a little strain, but he goes to bed at 6:30(used to be 7) and sleeps till 6:30/7:00
He is alseep within 5 minutes
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Post by elleznom on Tue 6 Aug 2013 - 7:11

Hope it helps Zee, might take a day or so to sort out the "new routine" but pretty sure it will benefit you in the end.
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Post by Gabby on Tue 6 Aug 2013 - 9:16

Nicholas still naps at school - between 13:00 and 14:30. I fetch him between 14:30 and 15:00 and he's rested and good to go. On the weekends he refuses to sleep but I sometimes get a nap out of him if we are in the car or if we all happen to be on the couch watching a movie. I dont push it on weekends though, especially if we are out and about at parties and braais and stuff.

He's in a good routine at school and I think as long as he gets those naps it's fine.
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Post by Zee on Wed 7 Aug 2013 - 7:02

Thanks girls.

He had his nap at 14:00 until 15:30 yesterday and last night I read him a story at 20:00 and was a bit of a toss and turn until 21:00 again but Ill just stick with it. Im sure he will soon fall asleep earlier. wink

Gabs, Im also not sure Ill be able to get him to sleep on weekends but will try. Everytime he just so happens to be in the car at 14:00 after his activities so that is how I get him to sleep but shoo, the petrol wastage driving around is no joke.
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Post by Mich on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 10:00

nope Jayden doesnt nap in the day. he gets home from school at around 12:30 but i struggle to get him to nap.
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Post by TarrynT on Fri 16 Aug 2013 - 9:26

Rach naps at school every day for 2 hours but weekends I dont really force it, she basically tells me when she wakes up that she isnt sleeping today so I go with it. She is often very tired but weekends she sleeps by 6:30pm which is awesome. Week days she is sleeping by 7:30pm (when she has a day nap) I think they definitely do need their sleep so if u stop the day nap just put them to bed earlier at night.
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