9 Thoughts You’ll Have When Your Kid Stops Napping
Whether your child has dropped one nap out of her daily routine, or completely quit napping cold turkey, it’s a big adjustment for you as well as for her. If you’re among the ranks of the newly nap-less, we salute you. It’s all going to be okay … you know, eventually.
1. Maybe this is just a phase.
This is easy to believe for the first day or two. Oh, the little guy just didn’t get tuckered out enough this morning! Oh, he’ll fall asleep any minute now! Oh, that definitely isn’t the sound of him trying to chew his way out of his crib that I hear!
2. It’s okay, we don’t need clean laundry.
Or clean dishes. Or clean food. Getting stuff done is so passÃ©. Besides, the nineties are back in style this year so grunge should be cool any day now. You saved your Eddie Vedder flannels from college, right?
3. When am I going to watch my stories?
Toddlers aren’t supposed to have much screen time, and they’re definitely not supposed to be watching Gordon Ramsay scream F-bombs at hapless chefs.
4. Hang on, when am I supposed to nap?
“Sleep when the baby sleeps” only really starts working around 8 or 10 months or so, when you’re not shoving milk and/or food in the baby’s face every 37 seconds. Then, once you’re used to the ability to catch up on sleep once in a while, it’s rudely snatched away from you.