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is it normal for young children to stop needing naps?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Varies: The need for naps varies considerably across children, along with the overall trend of decreasing need over time. Total sleep over the day is the key. Trouble is those who fight taking naps divide broadly into those who really need one and those who don't. In general, toddlers benefit from an afternoon nap; if it's a struggle, look at ways of making it more routine and less of a battle.

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How can I get my child to take naps at 11 months?

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Dr. Julia Lee
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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Routines: Try to have routines throughout your baby's day- regular bedtimes, wakeup times and feeding times. When your baby shows signs of sleepiness, like rubbing the eyes or crankiness, put him/her down for a nap.

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