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#1 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

21mo DS slept in this morning, 2 hours later than he usually sleeps to, and an hour later than yesterday’s sleep in (DH and DD away so no one making noise in the morning to wake him up). I actually got worried and went in to check on him and he woke up then. We’ve got a video monitor and I couldn’t see him moving around (you know, like when he’s asleep). He’s all happy and fine this morning.

But I’m wondering how long others leave babies/kids to sleep in before you get worried?

#2 WaitForMe

Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

How long until I got worried? Oh, I dunno, about 30mins after they'd normally wake lol!

I used to resist and resist checking as long as possible. At 2 hours I think I would've also found it impossible not to check too!

My second child it wasn't such an issue as I often had to wake her in order to drop off or pick up DD1. She can't have a nap beyond 3pm and she can't sleep in in the morning beyond about 8am. Earlier on days I work.

#3 28 Barbary Lane

Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

I’m in there, my face pressed up against theirs, if they go even 10 minutes over. DD 10YO went to sleep at 5pm one day and honestly I probably woke up every hour to check on her; next day she was completely normal and I was exhausted. It’s very worrying for us but sometimes they just need extra sleep!

#4 Jenflea

Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

I check after an hour later than normal.

#5 Riotproof

Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:10 PM

If you’re awake, why not check?



#6 Kallie88

Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:11 PM

Me and 1 kid, I'd probably still be sleeping myself, so whenever I woke up. An hour or two usually

#7 Mooples

Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:16 PM

Ds1 I wouldn’t realise as I’d be asleep but if I rolled over and looked to see it was 8am and he’d slept for 2 hours longer than normal I’d be in a panic, jump out of bed and check straight away. Anything over an hour I’d probably pop in to check.

Ds2 has movement sensors on the monitor so as long as that was still ticking away I’d leave him until he woke.

#8 sunnies

Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:19 PM

I would like to say half an hour, but I’m not really sure as I have never experienced this. No-one has ever slept late in my house. Ever.

#9 Lifesgood

Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:59 PM

First baby - every 5-10 mins
Second baby - used to forget he was there until I had to go out somewhere.

#10 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:05 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 08 September 2019 - 12:10 PM, said:

If you’re awake, why not check?

Lying in bed felt very luxurious! Not so long ago he was sleeping so badly I was desperate for sleep, so 13.5 hours of DS sleeping without a peep is amazing. Plus I know that he’ll wake up as soon as people start making noise, so he’ll wake up if I check.

#11 daisy007

Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:09 PM

About 10 mins after they usually wake up. It’s so unusual for mine to sleep in it doesn’t take much to get me worried.

#12 Coffeegirl

Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:13 PM

It’s 1:15pm and DS just got up.   We’ve been away over night and have been home for an hour.    

Didn’t even think of checking on him.



But he is 15 and could sleep for an Olympic sport.  :rofl:

His older sister was home with him overnight, but had left already to go to work.  He wasn’t alone overnight.

#13 annodam

Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:22 PM

I don't think I've ever checked, tbh.
I had those old fashioned 1-channel monitors with just sound.
When we remembered, we'd turn it on sometimes we'd forget.

#14 Riotproof

Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:32 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 08 September 2019 - 01:05 PM, said:



Lying in bed felt very luxurious! Not so long ago he was sleeping so badly I was desperate for sleep, so 13.5 hours of DS sleeping without a peep is amazing. Plus I know that he’ll wake up as soon as people start making noise, so he’ll wake up if I check.

In that case, I honestly wouldn’t check until he made noise. Obviously not ridiculous amounts of time.

But I hate to say it, if something had happened you wouldn’t have been able to do anything anyway. Given you could see he looked fine in the monitor I mean.

#15 eigne

Posted 08 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

I probably check half an hour later than usual. I look in the monitor when I get up anyway, and I turn the volume right up so I can hear her breathing.

#16 PandoBox

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:23 PM

Your 21 month old sleeps in? :omg:
Where can I get one of those :p

#17 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:38 PM

View PostPandoBox, on 27 September 2019 - 10:23 PM, said:

Your 21 month old sleeps in? :omg:
Where can I get one of those :p

No longer, he’s back to waking up at 6am. He must have been having a growth spurt or developmental leap or something.

#18 #notallcats

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:49 PM

6am is tough, sorry OP.

Edited by #notallcats, 27 September 2019 - 11:01 PM.


#19 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:03 PM

View Post#notallcats, on 27 September 2019 - 10:49 PM, said:

6am is tough, sorry OP.

His big sister frequently started the day at 5am, 6 is not too bad. It usually means we aren’t running late for school ;)

#20 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 30 September 2019 - 04:56 PM

Really depends on their age.  21 months I would be checking pretty frequently. My older kids I wouldn't be so fussed over.

#21 WaitForMe

Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:52 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 27 September 2019 - 11:03 PM, said:

His big sister frequently started the day at 5am, 6 is not too bad. It usually means we aren’t running late for school Posted Image

Heheh yeah I always look at the families turning up after the bell has gone, as I'm walking back home, thinking how is that even possible???

Not in a judgemental way, before someone has a go at me, its just so incredibly far from my reality!

#22 Greatmum

Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:22 PM

Our friends kids woke at 6am and they were still late for school every day.

#23 Lou-bags

Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:26 PM

View PostWaitForMe, on 30 September 2019 - 05:52 PM, said:



Heheh yeah I always look at the families turning up after the bell has gone, as I'm walking back home, thinking how is that even possible???

Not in a judgemental way, before someone has a go at me, its just so incredibly far from my reality!

LOL.
My eldest is up about 2.5 hours before school starts, yet there are still times when we’re rushing to make it to school before the bell (and actually even then I just swap the drop offs around and do daycare second so DS1 is never late).

I spent most of my adult life to date as a late person- am only recently ‘reformed’ and the amount of time available to get ready was never a contributing factor to me being late.

#24 Pocket...

Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:43 PM

So what you need to do is practice opening the door so that you're silent when you check and don't wake them up. DS's door I needed to push lightly on the door with one hand and pull lightly with the hand that was on the door handle, so that there was no jiggling and no click sounds. Dd's door needed to be pulled hard then turn the handle, but not all the way as it had a sticky point on it that would click when you let go of it so I had to stop turning before I got to that point.

*they both sleep well now, I promise.




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