I have nearly two and a half year old twin girls who are absolutely HORRIBLE to get to sleep at night....to the point where I still have to drive them around 50 percent of the time which I know is not good! Here's the thing though....when they don't have a nap.....they do struggle to get some sleep but it only takes about 20-30 minutes, which I think is completely normal for a young child and is fine with me. I LOVE the way they go to bed without a nap. BUT when they don't have a nap they are SO overtired throughout the day....I know they still really need a nap. Without a nap, I'll be in the kitchen cooking dinner and they will both be under my feet just screaming and crying bloody murder. I don't want to sleep deprive them and take away my happy little girls just because its easier but we also are in desperate need of establishing better sleep patterns. I really wish I could find a happy medium.
Any advice? They'll be two and a half at the beginning of next month.