My husband is now saying that he thinks a child's bedtime is completely arbitrary and would prefer we choose something like 9:00. Our pediatrician also said she doesn't care when he goes to bed as long as we're consistent. Should I just try to get him to take a 3rd nap at 6:30 and then do a later bedtime? My fear is that this is somehow disrupting his natural rhythm/internal clock and we're artificially keeping him awake when he'd be most inclined to get deep nighttime sleep (in theory, seeing as how he's still waking up every 1-3 hours).
What bedtimes do you have in place and do you think that specific time is critical or is it an arbitrary choice based on your family's schedule?