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#1 ~chiquita~

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

DS fell asleep at 8.00pm last night and woke at 7.30am. He's been sleeping through since he was 9 months. Day nap around 12 and if not awake by 3 I'll wake him. Some days he goes without a day nap.

He's happy, healthy and a very active little boy. He's just had one set of 2 year molars come through so I'm expecting the other two soon. No teething symptoms other than some drooling.

I'm slightly worried he is sleeping too much. This new sleeping pattern started around 6 weeks ago. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled to not be woken at 5.30am anymore but I  can no longer rely on DS to wake me up early, I need to set my alarm.

I just wanted to get an idea of how long your 2 year old is sleeping for?

#2 Genabee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

She's not quite two yet, but she sleeps 12 to 13 hours over night (uninterrupted) and she sleeps 2 to 3 hours during the day. At daycare she sleeps only for about 2 hours, but at home she usually does 3.

Lately we've been getting a good 3 hours from her during the day and at least 13 at night - I put it down to her being outside and running around a lot more because of the warm weather. Some times when she is really tired (and I am over listening to the whinging!), she will go down around 6pm and sleep through until 8am. So 14 hours overnight is not unheard of.

It is probably little more than all that fresh air wearing him out. But if you are concerned, a trip to your GP won't hurt. Does he have any other 'symptoms' or unusual behaviour?

#3 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

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#4 BVB09

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

My little one sleeps roughly 10hours at night and 2 hours during the day !

#5 ~Peaches~

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

2 year old DD sleeps from about 7:30pm - 6/6:30am. And has 2-3 hour day sleeps. I've noticed since it's been warmer weather and we've been spending a lot of time at the beach and park etc, she has been having longer day sleeps and I often have to wake her up so she'll still go to bed at a decent hour that night laugh.gif

He sounds perfectly normal to me, and I think you're very lucky biggrin.gif 6:30am is a sleep in here lol.

Definitely ask at the clinic or GP if you're worried about anything though.

#6 BeYOUtiful

Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Up until 2 weeks ago it was 10 at night, 2 in the day.
Now it is 11 at night and still 2 in day.
He is eating a lot more too.  Recently weaned.

#7 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Sounds perfectly normal and nothing to worry about?



#8 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Sounds normal to me.

DS will go to bed around 7.30pm
Wake up can be anytime between 6 and some mornings 9am!!

Nap around midday, will sleep for 2.5hrs to 3.5hrs.

Some days he will not have a nap at all.



#9 melajoe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

DD2 is 2.5 years.  She has all but given up her day nap - for the last couple of months she has only slept on day care days and even then I have asked them to limit her naps to 45 minutes as if she sleeps any longer she will be up until midnight!  So 4 days out of the week she has no day nap.  At night she goes to bed around 6.30-7pm and will usually wake around 6am, but she can wake as early as 4.30am or as late as 8am.  As a baby her sleep patterns were all over the place and she has only really just settled into a nice little routine in the last couple of months, thank goodness!

It doesn't sound like your little boy is sleeping too much to me.  There is a pretty big range of normal when it comes to babies/toddlers sleeping habits.



#10 Jenflea

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

My DD will be 3 in April but she has always needed less sleep than most people think she needs(yet is thriving and active!!).
She naps at about 2.30 till 4.30 or so (or 3 till 4.30) and then goes to bed at 9.30. Wakes at between 7 and 8 or rarely 8.30.

So all up, maybe 13 hours sleep out of every 24 hours I guess.

#11 SplashingRainbows

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

DS (2 yrs 2 months) currently sleeps from 8pm to 6:30 am (occasionally 7am).

Day sleep is 1.5 hours - occasionally 2 hours if very tired.

He has always slept on the "lower" end of normal.

I know other 2 year olds who sleep as long as your child an they have always slept on the "higher" side of normal. Sounds ok to me but I'd see your MCHN or GP if you're worried.

#12 Lifesgood

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

DS is 2y1m and sleeps about 11 hours at night and 3 hours day, sometimes a bit more, so say 14-15 hrs each 24 hr period.

Your DS sounds well within the normal range.

#13 pippityroo

Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

DD2 is 2 in 11 days.
She goes down at 7pm, up at 6:30/7am. Then has a nap from 1pm-3pm.

#14 ~chiquita~

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

There's a few sleeping beauties here.

It seriously didn't occur to me that it could be due to the warmer weather and all the extra activities we've been doing. blush.gif
Anyway, I hope it continues. It's freezing at 5.30am in the middle of winter.

Thanks for your replies.

#15 Lokum

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

OP, ours sleeps same as yours. Usually 2 hours during the day, but recently 3 is not unusual. I'm not complaining!

#16 BabeBlossom

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

DD, 2 next week, sleeps approx. 8pm-7am with no day sleep. She will occasionally sleep in the car but that may happen once a week.
But from others responses I'd say your son is very normal and be very thankful, I day dream about the things I could do during a 3 hour nap!

#17 Lucygoosey1

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

At 2yrs old my DD would have around 15hours (12 night, 3 day),  now at 3 yrs its around 13 hrs (11 night, 2 day).

#18 Potatoes

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

My DD is 2yrs 2 months and this week has increased her night sleep by an hour or so - usually 7:30 bed and up at 5:30 on the dot but this week we have gotten to sleep till 6:30-7:30 which is really unusual.  Still keeping her day nap of 1.5-2 hours.  Sounds like a few bubs have been a little more sleepy lately so I'm glad it's not just us - I was beginning to be a little concerned too!

#19 lozoodle

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

My 2 year old goes to bed at 7pm, though most night monkeys around a bit and falls asleep somewhere between that and 7.30pm, and is up between 5.45 and 6.30am. The earlier wake ups are due to us waking her on work days when we need to get organised to leave.

She also naps on average 2 hours a day from 10-12, though sometimes does 3 hours.

#20 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Wow! Never ever heard a 'is it too much sleep?' question before!
Let him sleep as long as be wants! As long as its not causing bedtime issues or anything else!

#21 Jess1308

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

Sounds normal to me. My son is in bed at 7.30pm, monkeys about for about an hour, wakes anywhere between 6-7am. Nap wise goes down around 1.30pm I wake him at 4pm.

#22 Carmen02

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

my DS is 2yrs 3mths and goes to bed 6.30-7pm and up 7-7.30 sometimes later and has a 2 and a half hr nap around lunchtime (he would love a longer nap!)

#23 Guest_divineM_*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Wondering if a post about sleeping a lot attracts posters whose kids sleep a lot!  Not mine. She does 10-11 overnight and 1-2 during the day. On the odd day she does more and on the odd day less. I think the recommendations for 2 yr olds I have seen are 12-13 hrs total.

#24 Missmarymack

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (divineM @ 14/01/2013, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wondering if a post about sleeping a lot attracts posters whose kids sleep a lot!  Not mine. She does 10-11 overnight and 1-2 during the day. On the odd day she does more and on the odd day less. I think the recommendations for 2 yr olds I have seen are 12-13 hrs total.


My DD is similar to this. Rarely more than 10 hours overnight and only 1-2 hrs during the day.
This morning she woke at 5:55am sad.gif I wish I had an hour to myself in the morning to have a shower!

#25 Bluenomi

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Since about 21 months (DD is almost 3) DD goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes at 7am on weekdays and anytime between 7:30 and 8am on weekends. She has a nap between 1 and 2.5 hours.




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