Don't know if it's coincidence but ds woke at 2.30am after a busy afternoon at Kids World last week and last night wouldn't settle for ages and then woke at 11pm and 5.20am after a busy afternoon at the sand park.
Both times he was there from 3 till 5.30ish. He does 8 till 12.30 at nursery and then a nap 1-3. Coincidence or too much activity in a day or just not enough wind down time by staying too long?
Should I just have quiet afternoons during the week or let him go to these places and just go for an hour or so?
Sure - my ds was a nervous wreck by the time my Parents left after a 4 week visit when he was 16 months. We spent the next month having a light routine with me always describing what was going to happen.
My parents always like to "get their monies worth" whereas I stay until it looks like a good time to go.
It could be too much activity as i have noticed with my 15 month old then when i have taken him to the park about 4.30pm he takes longer to settle at night or if dad has been playing with him as dads do and got him over excited bedtime can be a problem