for 10 mins on your way home from somewhere, just before his usual nap time and wakes as you get him out do you:
Keep him up untill he seems tired again
Put him to bed straight away
Going on that he has been fed and changed while out and doesnt stay asleep if you transition him straight to bed (i wish he would!)
I am always confused on what to do. DS is 10mths old and in a pretty good routine so i always try to stick to it, but today we got caught up at the park and were running a little late.
Today i put him straight to bed and it took him 40 odd mins to go back to sleep, no protesting, just playing/chatting away. I dont think he will sleep long. He will wake up cranky and have an early night.
I have also left him up after a 10min nap on way home untill he is tired again (usually 30mins later) but he will only sleep for half hour, i think he just gets to the overtired stage.
Amazing how that 10mins he falls asleep on the way home will throw out everything.