Help!! My almost 14-month-old daughter is giving us some trouble with naps. She has been pretty consistent for the last 4 to 5 months of taking a morning nap from about 9 AM till 10:30 AM and then taking another afternoon nap from 2 PM- 3:30 PM. However, we moved about a month ago and I have started to take her with me to the gym in the morning's. I usually return home from the gym closer to 930 and immediately lay her down. About 50% of the time she will fall asleep within about five minutes and the other 50% of the time she will either take forever to fall asleep or awake up within 30 to 45 minutes. I am a stay at home mom with a husband that travels so I don't have any other options for the gym.... Unless I don't go. If she does take a nap in the morning and it's at least an hour long she starts fighting her afternoon nap. I started pushing out her afternoon nap to 215/230, but for the last week she has been fighting that and I'm lucky if she falls asleep within 45 minutes of laying her down. Her bedtime is usually around 7---give or take a few minutes The dilemma I'm running into is twofold. First is, is she ready to transition to one nap? And if so how do I handle that? About a month ago we thought she was ready for that but she became a real bear come 11 AM and when we laid her down, she would be back up by 1230 and then wanted to nap again around four but her bedtime is closer to 7 PM. The second part of my dilemma is that starting next week I will be caring for a 10 1/2 month old as well. Her parents run a very loose schedule and I would like to try to have them nap at the same time. I will only have this other child from 8 AM until 1 PM. Long story short, should I continue to lay my daughter down until she consistently fights her morning nap for a couple of weeks and also lay other baby down in hopes that she will sleep train herself? Sorry if this was long-winded and confusing but I would love some insight on how to best handle this! I really don't think that my daughter is quite ready to give up that morning nap but I would like to find some kind of healthy balance. Thanks!
Ps-- if my daughter continues to take a morning nap but I push it out later in the morning, the other dilemma I run into is her afternoon nap running past 415 in which I need to get the older two off the bus.