Hello lovely ladies, If anyone has been through this phase with their toddlers please pour in some suggestions. I am at my wits end with my little tornado. My dd will turn 3 in Nov. she is never tired for a nap and if takes one then she is never tired for her bedtime. Her usual bedtime is in between 7 to 7:30pm. But these days it gets dragged to 10 or even 10:30pm. I have tried everything taking her to the park in the evening, I even started taking my elderly neighbours dog for a walk with my daughter so that she should chase him and all that will make her tired but nothing helped much except giving me more backache. So me and my DH decided it's about time we quit the naps. But I do not how my daughters body or mind is programmed that when she doesn't nap her body assumes her night sleep as a nap and she wakes up after a few hours. This has made us go crazy. We are always sleep deprived. Last two weeks we did not let her nap and she was always fine during day and she went to bed around 7:30pm but she would wake up around 12:30 am and never went back to sleep before 4 or 5 in the morning. Now I do give her nap and she has started sleeping through the night but her bedtime is pushed to 10pm or even after that. Even though I let her nap only for 45 mins or so, that too at least 8 or 9 hours before her bedtime. From what I have heard or read when kids do not take naps they sleep better and longer at night but mine just doing the opposite. This girls has never did anything easily. ladies I do not know if all this has made any sense but please if anyone has been through the similar situation please tell me how did you say bye bye to your toddlers naps.