Despite some bumps in the road with a hatred for swaddling and crazy growth spurt nursing, DD has been a pretty good sleeper- especially at night.
She goes down easily at night sometimes unexpectedly early. I think I'm putting her down for her last nap around 5 or 5:30 but then she just keeps sleeping. I'm not complaining! My first was a "bad" sleeper to put it mildly.
So DD will go down between 5 and 6pm and sleep till 6 or 7am (with 2-3 wakes for feeds), so that's 13 or 14 hours of night sleep! On some sleep info sites/books it says she should be getting 11-15 hours TOTAL sleep for the day at her age and that she should only be awake for 1-2 hours between naps. This math doesn't add up. I know there are variations and these are averages etc.
I do struggle to get DD down for naps during the day and her naps are pretty short (35 mins-1 hr)- but she does eventually go down after lots of effort and she is definitely tired between 1-2 hrs of being awake. I haven't totaled up the number of hours of sleep she is getting each day but it's obviously more than 15.
I would like it to be easier/faster to put her down for naps and for her to nap a bit longer each time. Should I try to keep her up a bit later in the evenings? How should I go about this? Wake her up after her last nap so she doesn't sleep on through the evening?