Dropping the last nap is a transition that is often delayed (by parents) for as long as possible! And that’s completely understandable, that nap might be the only downtime you get during the day. On the plus side, it is nice to know that you can go out for a full day without having to ‘fit’ the nap in!
This nap is mostly commonly dropped between ages 2.5 – 3 years old but this can vary greatly. Recognising when your child is ready to drop their nap can be a combination of observing their behaviour and sleep patterns.
For some children, this transition will be smooth. For others, it may be a abit trickier, especially for those at nursery/preschool, as these days tend to be more tiring (especially on ‘no nap days’). My advice would be not to rush this transition as it can cause havoc on their body clocks – make slow and gradual adjustments. Good luck and remember that quiet time will still offer you some downtime.