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Latest nap time for LO and bedtime?

My LO seems ready for a nap after being awake for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs max. However, when I try to put him down for the night that's when he decides to stay up!  I had been letting him take a 45 min to 1 hr nap in the evening, usually starting around 6pm, then trying to get him to bed by 9... but lately he's been staying up until 11pm or later!  Should I be keeping him awake in the evening for a 3 to 4 hour stretch before trying to put him to bed instead of letting him take his evening catnap?

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Re: Latest nap time for LO and bedtime?

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    I aim for a 7:30 bedtime with LO and I need to make sure he's up from any nap by 5:30 and we've got no issues getting him down - so since he takes short naps, I try to get him asleep for that last nap in the 4:30/4:45 range.

    Maybe try aiming for an earlier bedtime? He might actually be overtired, which is why he is staying up so late. 

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    Hannah fights her evening nap so sometimes she takes one and sometimes she doesn't. When she does it's usually around 5-5:30pm and it's more like a cat nap just to get her by until bedtime. She usually only sleeps for 25-30 mins but it's enough to get her by until her bedtime which is between 7:30-8pm depending on how fast I get my other two down. 
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    Our latest nap is between 3 and 4 and she is up by 5. Bedtime starts at 6:10 and she's in bed for 6:30.
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    Try turning that evening nap into bedtime.  That's what we did and he started STTN.  He wakes from his last nap around 430-5 and we start our bedtime routine at 645-7 and he's in bed usually by 7:30.  
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    Lo's last nap is usually between 4:30-6pm.  He will then be up for about 2 hours before crashing for the night between 8:30-9:30pm.  He put himself on this schedule.  Occasionally he has fallen asleep between 7-8 and I have just used this as his bedtime on those nights.  We always do a short feed when I head to bed, whatever time that is. 


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    My LO usually gets tired and takes a cat nap (maybe 20 mins) around 5-5:30 pm. We usually start bedtime routine around 6:00:6-30 pm and then she's asleep in her crib by 6:45-7:00 pm. We had her bedtime later (around 8:30 pm) but finds she goes to bed so much easier once we moved it forwards. I would definitely recommend moving bedtime earlier.

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