Nora - posted on 01/23/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son is 21 months old. He typically takes a 2 - 3 hr afternoon nap usually starting at 1:00. I was putting him down to bed 4.5 hrs after he woke from nap and he usually fell asleep within 30 minutes. Yesterday he woke at 6:15 am and was alseep at 12:55 and I woke at 4:00. I put him in bed around 8:20 and he took until 9 pm to go to sleep. Do you think it is better to wake him from nap at earlier time to get an earlier bedtime or have his bedtime later? I prefer he sleep later in the morning but I am not sure that will actually happen. He is usually up between 6-6:30. I posted earlier and 6 moms were nice enough to reply - thank you. I'd love to hear more comments on this. If we are trying to keep consistent bedtime, how can you if his nap varies by an hour on some days? Do you recommend keeping bedtime the same, regardless of the length of the afternoon nap? I appreciate any input here.