While two year olds are famous for dodging naps on occasion, it’s rare that they’re actually ready to drop them entirely.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, but most kiddos aren’t ready to comfortably transition to staying awake ALL day until 3-5 years old. When toddlers drop the nap too early, it often results in (very) early waking and too little sleep.
If and when your tinybean starts skipping naps on the regular, you’ll want to try this tip before giving up on them altogether: extend your kiddo’s pre-nap routine.
Read a few extra books or work on a quiet puzzle together.
Some active toddlers need up to 45 minutes of quiet time in their room before they’re ready to settle down to sleep.