Then he started staying up until 11 pm every night. I dropped a few naps a week and he went back to his normal bedtime.
However now if he EVER naps even for an hour his bedtime is delayed 3 hours. It is driving me crazy.
I thought maybe no naps ever was the solution but some days he is in his car seat and even while talking loudly and wiggling his feet he goes to sleep.
I don't know if it is a factor but my husband and I separated in June. DS's schedule is very busy and very active. He is a very happy easy child. Visits to his dad were worked around nap time at the start but it wasn't working so well so now they go at 2 pm each weekday. He almost never gets to nap with me now (I have stopped trying).
Does anyone have any ideas for this? How do I get around the smallest nap resulting in late late nights?
ugh - that happened with my son - although h was 3.5 at the time! poor kid 2 is young to give up the nap -= for us even 5 minutes cat nap in the car resulted in a super late bedtime. He eventually just grew out of it - so i have no real advice for you - just a hug...i have been there! - any chance you can keep him out of the car all afternoon??
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Same issue here! I've given up and just expect late nights. You tube toddler-friendly videos have gotten me through when I am too exhausted to do anything but sit in front of the computer with her on my lap (fortunately for me she likes to stay close and snuggle). I have found that a catnap earlier in the day can get a bedtime as early as 8:30 or 9 pm (but a long nap means a 11 pm bedtime here too). 27 months is almost old enough to drop the nap for some toddlers (if still getting enough sleep at night), but the car rides or a late afternoon nap really mess that up! And if I wake her up from a nap, then I'm dealing with grumpiness the rest of the day. It's often easier to let her sleep and stay up late with a happy night owl.