Well, im not sure if this solution will last for long. Maybe soon they will adapt to the routine and their bedtime will be late like usual. Last Friday, weather was rather gloomy, it was only 330pm btu the kids saw the kind weather and insists nak play outside coz they thought it was already 5pm. (i usually let them out about 5-ish). So they were running about in the garden till 6-ish. That got them all tired and all slept by 945pm! That was just amazing. All in bed before 10pm.
The following day and yesterday, they started playing outside at 3-ish too. It was still hot, thus they play their bike and all at the patio. Again, on Saturday, the elder two slept at about 930pm and uZAir slept passed 10 but he wasn’t jumping making noise,singing and such…he lay down on his bed…looking at the empty ceiling and finally fell asleep. That was close to 11pm. As long he was not making noises, singing and dancing, it was perfectly fine to me.
Yesterday, they were out by 3pm! running around, sat on the swing, ride their bike and i did painting with them. I got them to lie down on the paper, drew a shape of their body and asked them to paint their body with clothing, eyes and all. At 6pm, brought them to the stream, they were all wet and continued playing at the playground. athirAh slept by 9:15pm, followed by hArith close to 930pm and by 945pm uZair was asleep too. And by 10pm I was asleep!!! Yup, i was extremely tired after 3 days of such routine.
Yup, as u can see, my kids dont take afternoon nap. I’m not sure wat’s the sleeping quota hours for toddlers, but dont think my kids fulfill those quota. They wake up latest by 830am, if they are not awake, i will carry them out of the bed. Or else they ended up sleeping pass midnite if i allow them to wake up late. But since i consistently pulled them out of bed latest by 830am, they now wake up by themselves by 8am.
So for now the solution to early bedtime (if you were to consider 945pm early, that is), i will have to let them out in the garden by 3pm instead of 5pm, let them run about till 630pm. And you wonder why am i small? 6 months preggie and im only 45kg. Coz i burnt my calories everyday, need not head to the gym, i have 3 personal trainers at home! My gym is open to all, no fees charge..hahaha