Thanks everyone for your helpful comments on L's nap situation. She actually stopped taking them when she was 17 months so it's been quite a while. There are a few problems. The first being that because I came to this Montessori stuff late L was already sleeping in a cot. Now she is certainly ready for a bed but because we are hoping to move to Canada very soon she won't be getting one until we move. So leaving her in her room on her bed is not an option. I couldn't leave her in her cot as I'd feel like I was just putting her in jail.
Secondly my husband does different shifts every day and always has done. As you can imagine this has made having a proper routine almost impossible. We always do meals and bed time the same but everything else really depends on when daddy is working. Although it gives L and daddy lots of time to spend together I hate not being able to have a proper schedule.
Anyway I think naps for us are a thing of the past. I was "cheeky mommy" today though as L had a nap in the car after a play date and then I took Making of a Montessori Mum's advice and got L playing with sand while I continued to read my book! love it!
I think sand and water are the way to go! Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
14 hours ago