My son found out how to get out of his crib(The side of it partially broke) but it still works as a toddler bed...my question is... he just turned two and so now I can't seem to keep him in bed. He gets all excited now that he can walk around and wont take naps at all. I tried to get him to nap for a couple hours today and he just walks into the living room and says " hi mommy" lol... Its cute but is this normal? Is he too young to be in a toddler bed? Idk.
Is it normal for a child to stop taking naps just over two years old or should I enforce this more? lol sorry, new to this.
If my two year old takes naps it's a lucky day. She does however sleep 12 hours a night, from 10pm to 10am. So naps are rare. If she does they're 30 minutes long. She stopped napping about 18 months old.
Anyways we switched to a toddler bed at 2 and ever since she's been co-sleeping. I'm not sure how to go about keeping them in their bed. I let her crash about anywhere as long as Im near.
I think 2 is a pretty normal age to stop taking naps, but some kids do still. My oldest napped until she was 3.
If it's important for him to nap (like if he gets cranky otherwise), then just keep putting him back in there. It's also pretty normal for them to not want to stay in their bed-I don't think that ever stops LOL. But, if you keep putting him back, he'll realize there's no point in getting out.
I put my daughter in a toddler bed at 18 months. She handled it well. Naps in my opinion are VERY important at age 2, and 3. It is also how us MOMs stay sane. I have learned that when she gets out of bed, put her back in, be firm, lay her down, walk out. No talking, no lovey doviness, nothing. repeat over and over. There are a lot of tips on this on the internet.