What to do when your toddler drops their morning nap

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When you’ve tried bribery, exercising the baby, warm drinks… and she still won’t take that morning nap… what is a mom supposed to do.  This is the best I could come up with.

1. Drink more coffee

2. Eat more dark chocolate

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3. Netflix

4. Institute a mandatory family dance party at the old nap time

5. Put a comfy chair in a fenced-in outdoor area and supervise/drink your coffee in peace

6. Take the kids for a loooong walk. They’ll at least sleep better for their afternoon nap. 

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7. Give the toddler an area you try to keep clean, like where the movies are kept, or if you’re very adventurous, the garbage (kidding-ish), and watch her stay busy while she destroys, for a 15-30 sec period.

8. Fill a tub with water, put the kids in, and let them splash around.  This is a good 2 hour activity, if you have a few tub toys, and if you’ve let her play with some garbage… this may be necessary.

9. Make the kids a “fancy grown up drink”, (as in chocolate almond milk), and have a date.

10. That brings me back to: drink more coffee

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