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July 05, 2007



My daughter just turned two, and hasn't napped in eight months. She is very active and seems well adjusted internally to this. Believe me, this was her choice, not mine. We just moved her from our bed, to her 'big girl bed'. She has handled it extremely well. Next hurdle, the potty.


I feel your pain! The afternoon nap is my break, too. My three year-old is on the verge of giving up naps, so I'm using a "Quiet Time" trick I learned from my mom.

When I gave up my nap as a kid, my mom was afraid that my brother (2 years younger) would follow suit. So she created the Play Rest. I could play with my toys or whatever I wanted to do, as long as I stayed on my bed. So I would drag my Barbies and toys to my bed and play quietly for an hour or two while my brother napped in his room.

Hope this helps. Good luck!


Hi Amber,

Potty training toddler is not the easiest thing.

As the toddler throws temper tantrums, it is difficult in potty training toddler.

You should tell your toddler that she cannot enjoy the comforts of peeing and pooping in the diaper anymore.

Potty training can be a welcome change for some toddlers.

Some toddlers take to the potty with great excitement.

Toddlers love the absence of a messy diaper and get a real kick out of using the toilet.

The Parents Zone.


Oh, I miss naps! My 3 yr old just gave them up and the days seemed to have doubled in length. We're pretty strict about TV time, but I find I let my boys watch a bit more now that it's my only break. That glass of wine at the end of the day is well earned - though I suppose that's not great advice for someone looking forward towards pregnancy...

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