I have a 9.5 month old boy and he currently takes three naps this is approx schedule.
Between 7-8 am wakes has bottle.
Approx 9:30am goes for a nap which is 1- 1.5 hrs
Gets up has solids about 11-11:30 ish
Goes for nap between 1:30 and 2 for 1-1.5 hrs or so
Has bottle about 3 or 3:30pm
Has third nap between 5-6pm ( this is the cat nap for one hour which we usually have to wake him for dinner of solids. He sometimes doesn't do this nap even when he is really tired. But lately has been doing it consistently
About 8:30 or 9 we transition with bath, bottle, stories and bed.
He usually last 2-2.5 hours between naps. We would really like it if he could have an earlier bedtime but don't know how to go about this and still make sure he has five feeds ( feeds between 3-4 hours apart). He sleeps through the night, he does wake and babble, move around but goes back to sleep on his own. so we don't need to go into his room
He goes to sleep on his own for naps and bedtime really well.
Is it unrealistic for him to cut out the third nap. I keep going back and fourth on the idea of dropping it just not sure how to go about. When he doesn't have it he is extra tired and it takes a lot of constant over the top entertaining so he isn't fussy and if he has it he is so late going to bed.
Any thoughts and suggestions appreciated, sorry for the long message just wanted to give enough info to set the stage so people could give the best suggestions and thoughts.