Crayon, my ds is almost 11 months and we have got him into a good routine at the moment not sure how long it will last lol.
He wakes up around 7amish, has a nap around 11-12pmish, might have an afternoon nap depending on if we go out in the car or after swimming, but then by 5pm he has had his tea and at 6.30pm his last 7oz bottle and by 7.30pmish he is down for the night. I do find that the later we feed him the later he stays up? Not sure if that actually helps?
Also we make sure he gets a good balance of carbs and protein throughout the day so he isnt lacking anything.
crayon i just looked at your profile and my dc are about the same as yours. i have a nightmare at bedtimes, i now feed dd2 when other 2 are in the bath. then put her down, leaving her to cry if she's not pleased about it andshe will usually settle down. if not and she's getting really upset i'll feed her while reading stories (not ideal i know) but it usually works and hopefully most of the time i have them allin bed (not always asleep ) by 8 - 8.30. i don't feel i get enough time in the evening like this so i do feel for you. dd2 still wakes at night but we're trying to feed her at 10 ish and hoping she'll go through the night - no luck yet but at least i get a couple of hours in the eveningchild free.
I agree with yurtgirl. If my DD sleeps after 3/3.30 she won't go down for ages. Hard if you are out in the car/pram. I only have the one so I try to get everything done early in the day so we can play in the afternoon. Tea is at 5 - 6 and bed between 7 -8.