Posted: 22/07/2011 at 16:02
We've found that Pops doesn't always take a nap in the day now, although it has become more frequent lately. She normally wakes 7:30-8am, and naps around 1pm for an hour or so. She does take an age to go off at night, sometimes awake until 8:30-9pm.
When she doesn't nap, she goes to bed slightly earlier than usual (bed time normally 6:15-7pm), and settles without a fuss generally. Although she doesn't manage too badly without a nap, I feel that she still needs it, as she is completely exhausted by bed time when she's not slept.
Not sure about tweaking our routine, as there's not much room for change given her wake up time. She still has a bath at night, although rather than daddy hyping her up (when he baths her) we've calmed it down a bit. Hope it's just a phase they're going through. I think generally, they need naps until around 2 1/2-3 years, although obviously each child is different.xx