My 2.5 yo who attends daycare 3x a week still loves squeezing in a cat nap before his regular night bed time. I have to admit that i never really set a routine for him, i just hope that he will crash himself to bed till the next morning after a long day at daycare, but nope, he often likes cat napping in the evening for another hour and goes to bed really late!!
He obviously wakes up late the following morning and continues on with a later nap and then a late bed time. Its always started because of the extra cat nap he took! But how could i even prevent him from not taking an extra or late nap at all, provided that he would eventually doze off for a nap anyway because he wanted it too even without me telling him to go to bed? I have tried ignoring his signa of wanting to sleep before but i found him once crashing off to sleep on a bathroom floor because he waa just so tired!
for eg, this morning he woke up at 10.30 (he had a terrible bed time routine yesterday) then i know that soon he might ask for a nap (tired, crankyness and and irritated by around 5pm - so what can i do to get him skip this 5pm nap? Because he will definetely wake up again 2 hrs later and continue waking up and partying on till midnight! Everyone always says to me, dont put him to sleep... Dont put him to sleep... Well i dont really, if he wants a late nap he usually does it by himself... So what can i do to fix this problem?
thanks in advance !