Preschool-age naps

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Preschool-age naps

If he's sleeping at night time, it is totally fine for your four year old to still take a nap. If he's sleeping 10 to 12 hours at night time and 1 to 2 hours during the day, that's ideal. The only time that I would suggest discontinuing the naps is when it starts to affect night time sleep. For example, if he wakes up at 4:00 a.m. and he doesn't want to go back to sleep, then he's taking a 2 hour nap during the daytime. That's not very good. He's taking his sleep throughout the day. Otherwise, I would say continue on with the naps as long as he is sleeping well at night time.

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Kathy Sinclair is a committed and dedicated baby sleep expert that has spent 2,856 nights without sleep so that parents of newborns could get theirs. During this time she has studied closely the secrets, nuances, and ins-and-outs of baby sleeping patterns. This study, along with her skill and knowledge, has enabled her to be known as the “Baby Whisperer of Los Angeles” by some of her clients, who know that she can get babies sleeping peacefully and easily within a very short space of time.

Kathy is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Charlton Brown Nanny College, a certified postpartum doula, lactation educator, and a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator. As the head of Baby Sleep Solutions, a sleep consultation service, Kathy does online, telephone and in person consulting to families who need to get more sleep quickly and without fuss.

Kathy currently spends her time between Los Angeles and Brisbane Australia, enjoying an endless summer and the best of both worlds.

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