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Health Tip: When It's Nyet to Napping

How to get your toddler to cooperate

(HealthDayNews) -- Is your toddler giving you a hard time about taking a nap?

Here are some suggestions, courtesy of Boys Town Pediatrics:

  • Put your child down right after lunch.
  • Make it a rule that she stays in her room during naptime. About 60 to 90 minutes is a fair amount of time to expect a toddler to rest.
  • Don't let her sleep in a different place than where she sleeps at night. This could cause problems at bedtime.
  • Don't lie down with your child.
  • If naptime is a battle, hide your frustration. Your reaction will give your toddler incentive to keep protesting.
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