Prep My Journey

Naps and Tantrums?

Posted on: June 6, 2012

Baby Zone did an article on toddlers (between ages 2 1/2 – 3) that were happier and less anxious when they took 1 hour naps daily.

Easier said than done right? I don’t know why kids fight nap time. Given the chance, I would jump at the chance of taking a nap in the middle of the day. I think most moms would.

The article goes on to say that missing too many naps can lead to toddlers having more temper tantrums and set them up for “mood disorders and other mental health issues.”

Here are some things you can try to ease your toddler into a nap.

    Routines – It helps to keep the same nap time everyday. This way they know what’s coming.
    Play Soothing Music – Fast music will just get them all excited and wound up. We don’t want that.
    Read – Try reading a book or two.

Just know you are not alone, lot of kids fight nap time.


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