Do children get more relaxed about sleep as they get older? At night our lg settles no problem by her self and sleeps a good 12-13 hours. However during the day, unless she is at home in her bed, she won't nap. She won't nod off in the pushchair and very very rarely does in the car unless we are out as a one off close to her bedtime. Other children seem to fall asleep having cuddles or will just relax on the sofa etc and nod off or you see them in the shops asleep in their buggy whilst their mums carry on what they are doing. Our lg is 18 months and I still find my self having to come home mid day or plan my day around her sleeps otherwise she is a grumpy mess. Obviously she is my first priority but everyone else's babies just seem to sleep where ever they are etc is this normal? She has never just cuddled up with us and fallen asleep.
She does need it because she gets grumpy, rubs her eyes and strops. When we are home she can have up to 2 hours in the day. I wouldn't mind if she stopped her nap and was ok but she is a nightmare and even worse the closer it gets to bedtime which makes the afternoon and evening a bad time for us all.
Op, you have my sympathies. My 16 mo dd is just like yours. I wish she would nap while out and about so we could have a whole day out now and again. It's very restrictive when having your days cut in half!
I often see mums shopping, or having lunch while their dcs sleep peacefully in their buggies. My friends' have taken their dcs on holiday and they can go out for the evening while their dcs sleep in their buggy. No chance!