Not skip them, as in your put them in bed and they just don't take a nap, but when you are out and about or have something going on and they just miss their nap. Or you let them skip their nap that day?
LO2 is 2 and the past couple of months about 1-2 times per week I have been letting her pass on taking her nap, usually when we have a busy day, on the weekends. Luckily she gets back into her groove and will nap when I lay her down the next day, and not fight it. The perk to no nap days is she goes to bed a lot easier!
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
DD1 (almost 4) still naps at preschool but never naps otherwise. DD2 (19m) still needs her one nap and will fall asleep in the car on the way somewhere/home.
nectarine / 2987 posts
We don't miss naps here. Not ever that I can think of.
pomegranate / 3706 posts
DD2 misses often, or just doesn't take them. She missed today because we went to the zoo, but yesterday when she had one, she woke up after 45 mins and came charging out, "I'm AWAKE!" I think she's getting close to dropping naps for good like big sis did before 3.
grapefruit / 4418 posts
Never during the week, but every couple of weekends she will only get maybe a car nap one of the days. She's super adaptable though so it's not a big deal.
cantaloupe / 6669 posts
Maybe once every 2-3 weeks we will be busy and I will let her skip her nap. I would say more often she will have a short car nap instead of skipping altogether, though.
pomelo / 5326 posts
It is very rare that we miss nap. DD is 2.5 and I think it has only happened twice.
coconut / 8483 posts
Purposefully I think once. He's skipped them on his own a few times though.
papaya / 10560 posts
All the time when they are home with us...they never nap anymore! Ugh.
GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts
Maybe once or twice a month? I hate when she misses her nap.
pomelo / 5563 posts
Pretty much never - at the very least we try to get in a car nap.
honeydew / 7463 posts
NEVER. There's literally never been a single thing we've wanted to do that we felt was worth missing a nap. (19 months today). The only time it's happened semi intentionally is when we have to fly somewhere. It's just hard to make travel plans around a nap and he rarely naps "on the go". But I still usually try.
Those days are usually a disaster. He has very high sleep needs.
hostess / cantaloupe / 6486 posts
Well if she falls asleep in the car on our way somewhere I don't even try to put her down because I know she won't sleep. That happens anywhere from 2 to 4 times a month I guess. Her two year old starts to show when she skips a nap. I don't care how east she goes to bed, it's never worth it to me. We value a good nap around here! That's being said, life happens so whatever.
persimmon / 1447 posts
We do it on the weekends frequently. They both do well without a nap and I'm not structuring what little family time we have around naps.
persimmon / 1445 posts
Lately, my DD hasn't wanted to take her nap until 2:30-3 and she likes to take a 3 hour nap.... If she isn't sleeping by 3 at the latest I just skip the nap so she can go to bed at a reasonable time. I don't mind if she wakes up at 6, eats dinner, plays a bit before her bath, and goes to bed at 9 but any later bedtime than that and I am pooped!
We also sometimes skip her nap if she falls asleep in the car. She refuses to fall back asleep after a car nap so I just drive around for a little bit and let her sleep longer.
nectarine / 2951 posts
Hardly ever. He is 2.5 and still takes a 2-3 hour nap every day.
coconut / 8472 posts
I think only once ever did we not even have a car nap.
pomegranate / 3391 posts
He's still very nap dependent- if we're out and about, he'll fall asleep in the car, carrier, or stroller. But he drops a nap here or there, I'd say average once a month. He's 34 months.
pomegranate / 3601 posts
We do all the time. DS (3y) only naps in daycare anyway and so he just goes to bed a lot earlier on weekends. DD (15m) will often not nap in her crib when we're out on the weekends or during travels. While we were vacationing last month she just took 2 45min carrier naps a day or slept in the car. Luckily both my kids are very flexible in that regard.
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Never... DD is only 16 months, I have been pretty strict with her naps b/c she isn't that easy going when it comes to sleep so I try not to mess it up! She does nap on the go at least once a week and I wear her. That nap is def shorter, but better than nothing!