Those who have babies in daycare, how do you deal with this? DS almost always falls asleep on the way home from daycare and will take a pretty long nap if I just let him sleep. The problem is, I'd rather he go to bed early so he can get some good sleep since I have to wake him up at 6 or so. I know babies are "supposed" to drop that third nap at around 6 months, so I'd prefer he didn't fall asleep, but he's exhausted from daycare and I can't keep him awake.
What do you do?I'm REALLY trying to get him to sleep better. Right now he sleeps around 6:30 PM - 5 or 6 AM. Some nights he only wakes once (usually around 4 for a bottle) and other nights he wakes 5 or 6 times. His naps are TERRIBLE, both at home and at daycare - he'll nap twice a day (always at different times) for 30 minutes. He's cranky most of the time because he's overtired. I'm hoping if I can get him on a better schedule, as Ferber suggests, his sleep will correct itself. I don't want to CIO with him if I can avoid it - I'd much rather tweak his schedule so that I'm putting him in bed at the appropriate times.