My son will be 3 in May and it seems he is giving up naps. He has been napping up to this point, but only because I rock him to sleep or lay down with him. If I don't, he doesn't nap. This last week, he has just refused to nap and rock or lay down with me no matter what I do. He also doesn't really seem to need it - he's fine without one and doesn't seem tired as the day goes on. I am just panicking because I totally cherish his naptime to get things done and have time to myself. I'm a SAHM with no family around and my husband works really long hours. I'm pregnant and due in a few weeks so I know everything will change then anyway, but I'm having a hard time reconciling this. I do put him to bed earlier when he doesn't nap, but I'm usually so tired by then myself that I crash too lol.
Has anyone had any luck implementing a "quiet time" with your 2-3 year old? Where they stay in their room for a certain period of time? If so, any tips, and how long? My son is very social and I haven't had much luck with this so far, short of locking him in his room (which I'm not going to do), I need some advice!