So my daughter has created her own nap schedule since birth. She usually naps around the same time each day (I don’t know how moms create their child’s nap schedule - like how do you get them to sleep if they’re not tired?) Anyways, for the past two days it’s been really hot (no A/C) and she has woken up from her nap very early because the heat. Then 5pm comes around and she has needed another nap the past two days.

Well that leaves me with trying to put her to bed for two hours because she’s not tired.

How could I have avoided this? I know one option would be to not let her take the 5pm nap but I don’t like to keep her up if she’s sleepy. I only let her sleep for like 15 mins this evening but still..... she just won’t go to sleep.