I have read that you should keep your baby awake for at least 2 hours before bedtime so that your baby can sleep longer at night. My situation is that how can you keep a baby awake for the whole 2 hours if he/she does not want to. There is only so much playing and talking and stimulating you can do, but if the baby is really sleepy, he/she will be cranky and not cooperate. Another issue I have is that my DS takes 2 long naps (2 to 3 hours) from 1 pm until 7pm (with 1 feeding in between). Should I let him nap during the day or try to keep him awake? He is now 2 months old.