until 3 weeks ago ds was a dream to get to sleep, i'd put him in bed, sing a song or read a book, kiss him goodnight and leave. he would play around in his cot and settle himself when he was tired. it was bliss
then we went to visit my mum and he wouldn't settle there meaning i had to stay with him until he fell asleep.
we have been home for 2 weeks now and he is taking over an hour to go to sleep, just lying there with his eyes open. if i try and leave he cries and cries until i come back.
ive tried keeping him up until 8pm which made no difference and im not sure what to do now.
should i cut back his afternoon nap to an hour? cut the afternoon nap altogether?
We had this problem a while back, but our ds was still needing a nap in the morning. So now, we've stopped the morning nap, meaning by 12ish he's ready for his nap. Lunchtime is early at 11.30, but by 12 he's shattered. I let him sleep for no longer then an hr and a half tops. By seven it's lights out
Have 15 month old who has a nap in the morning for couple of hours and then no nap in the afternoon. He goes to be about 7pm and off to sleep.
Perhaps your son is ready to drop the afternoon nap? Could try moving morning nap to later (as has been said) so has nap in the middle of the day and then can last until bedtime. (I would do this with my son but have to collect DD at lunchtime from preschool so not a possibility!!!). Also by having it in the middle of the day it does mean you have chance in the afternoon to be active with him so he is ready for bed. You could also juggle lunch around to fit with this.