I'm at my wits end with naps, and wanted to see if any of you could offer suggestions I haven't thought of. My son is 2 (28 months), and is now only napping 3-4 days a week. We dropped the pacifier about 5 weeks ago, and he hasn't been the same since. I was assured he'd figure it out on his own, but it's been awful. He has had a strain of sickness this whole time (cold and flu season and he's in his first year of school, sigh), but I think it's mostly just that he still doesn't know how to calm himself down to get to sleep. He isn't ready to drop the nap-when he DOES nap it's 2.5-3 hours, and he still sleeps about 10 hours overnight on those days. On the days he doesn't nap it's still 10 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period (he doesn't do early bedtime, no matter how hard I try), which I know isn't enough for his age. We are doing the same wind-down routine we've always done: Go upstairs, change diaper, put on shorty pajamas, have milk, read books, turn off light, rock in chair, go in crib. His room is as dark as a cave, so I know it isn't the light that's bothering him. Some days he just plays around, other days he screams and cries when I leave the room. Is there a sleep regression right now I didn't know about? Am I missing something obvious? Please weigh in, as the lack of nap is so rough-he's an absolute bear by 5 P.M. Thanks.