My 12.5 month old, Jesse, is starting daycare 3 days per week. At home, he takes naps at 9 and 2 that each last about 80 minutes. For a couple of months now, his night sleep has been from 7-6.
Jesse's daycare has the children in his room on a 1 nap schedule, eating lunch at around 11:30 and then napping starting at noon. For the past 2 days, Jesse's school nap has been just 80 minutes, so we've put him to sleep a half hour early (6:30), and he has woken up a few minutes before 6.
Do you recommend that we make the switch to 1 nap at home too so that his days are consistent? I've heard of toddlers having different weekday and weekend schedules, but Jesse's school days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and I wonder whether having a different home nap schedule on Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday would be confusing. That said, I know most babies aren't ready to transition to 1 nap so young, so taking 2 naps on his home days could really help him avoid getting into too much of a sleep deficit.
Thank you for any/all suggestions!