*Your child doesn't seem tired when it's time for his/her afternoon nap and it takes a long time for him/her to fall asleep at nap time. If this is occurring regularly, then it may be time for your child to drop his/her nap.
*Your child takes a long time to fall asleep and doesn't seem tired when it's bedtime. If this is occurring regularly, then it may be time for your child to drop his/her nap (assuming bedtime is at an age appropriate time).
*Your child skips his/her afternoon nap entirely, but seems more-or-less fine (not really cranky, does't seem exhausted by early evening, can make it to a reasonable bedtime, etc...), then it may be time for your child to drop his/her afternoon nap.
If your toddler is not getting the sleep he/she needs and you are interested in learning more about an alternative to the cry-it-out approach, please contact Tracie at Rest Well Baby (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a FREE 15 minute call to learn more about her professional pediatric sleep support services.
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