My DS2 is 9.5 months and HATES bedtime. He will have a nap mid morning when he is exhausted or fed/rocked to sleep. He'll then maybe catnap in the car going to collect DS1 from school.
Getting him to bed for the night is what is doing my head in however! If he falls asleep at any reasonable time (like before 8pm) he will wake after 20/30 minutes and be rampaging around the house until 9:30pm, or he will just rampage around til then anyway.
I've tried calm routines with bath, cuddles, stories. I've tried sitting in the room and patting him. If put to bed awake he will stand up in the cot and whinge until that turns into proper tears and sadness and then he is hard to comfort by that stage by any amount of snuggles and breast feeds.
Any tips on how to get him to bed a) earlier and b) in a less exhausting manner? I was hoping to go back to uni but I am getting no time to myself