My son wakes anywhere from 4:30am and 7am and this impacts on my decision to go for a walk or not, amogst other things. If he wakes early i can go for a walk, he will also have an early morning nap and an afternoon nap which gives me time to do some weights in the mornings and study in the afternoons. But if he sleeps later then its to late to go for a walk as its just to hot, he also has his morning nap later andthen does not have an afternoon nap so i dont get as much done.
I have always believed in setting up his routine- he goes to bed at 7pm every night, he baths/eats/plays outside at the same time each day and as a result i have a very good toddler, he likes his routine. So the only area i dont control is when he wakes, i leave that to him.
So my question is- Is it ok to wake them up at a certain time in the mornings? If i control what time we get up then i can get so much done and he is happier in the afternoons if he has had his morning and afternoon nap, so it suits us both. Its not like he does not get enough sleep- he does not wake during the night and has a few good hours during the day.
Advice greatly appreciated