When you're a mom, nap time is a blessing. When your kid naps, that's your time to relax, get stuff done, or even take a nap yourself. But what happens when your toddler stops napping? While you may not be ready to say goodbye to naps, your kid may have other plans. If that's the case, then you'll want to check out these alternatives on what to do if your toddler won't nap, according to the real experts — other moms. I surveyed through different mom groups to see what some of their favorite go-to alternatives are for a reluctant napper.
While some kids are great nappers and never miss a chance to snooze, other kids are just awake. My kid was one of those kids. Before he even turned 2 years old, he started staying awake through his afternoon nap time. Giving up the morning nap was tough enough, but no more afternoon nap? Are you kidding me? Heck no, I wasn't ready for that. So instead I offered him "quiet time." I put on his sleep music, closed the curtains, turned out the lights, and told him that he didn't have to sleep, but he did have to be quiet and stay in his room until his music was over — and he did. But quiet time quickly turned into take-out-all-my-toys-and-dump-them-on-the-floor time — which I was not prepared for, either. Luckily there are some other alternatives for us moms who have been blessed with the child that won't nap.