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Children typically need 12 - 14 hours sleep in every 24 hours and if your toddlers are getting their quota overnight, they may not need a daytime nap. Young children who aren't napping should be encouraged to take a 'quiet time' during the day as this rests them a little and let's them get through the day more easily. To introduce a 'quiet time', put your little one in their bedroom and let them play with puzzles or toys on their own for a while - 30 minutes is long enough for most children. If they require a nap then you may find that they fall asleep during this period on their own.
A 'quiet time' helps with the transition from taking daytime naps to doing away with them altogether. Some children will continue napping even once that have started school, but most children will give up naps anywhere between 2 and 4 years old. Sometimes children give up naps because they simply don't appear to need them, other times you will stop your children napping because it doesn't fit into your daily routine. If you have older children and have to do a school run, or if you have other daytime commitments, then it's quite possible that this will interfere with nap time.
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