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How many hours does your toddler sleep in a day?

post #1 of 64
Thread Starter 
Just out of curiosity, how much do your toddlers sleep? I'm talking combined time between nighttime and naps. My daughter is almost 15 months old, and she doesn't sleep all that much, but she doesn't seem tired. I have seen numerous charts about how much sleep kids "should" get, and she's always far below the numbers -- not that I care about what she "should" do as long as she's healthy, but it just made me wonder if she's really that far out of the norm. She sleeps 8.5 to 9 hours at night, then takes a 2 to 3 hour nap during the day. Everything I see says that kids her age "should" sleep 11 hours or so at night, plus a 2.5 to 3 hour nap -- so she's about 2 to 3 hours below the totals. I'm just curious to see how much other kids her age are sleeping. (Maybe it's just that I'm a glutton for punishment, since if she would sleep more I could sleep more, and maybe I'm trying to find a reason to throw myself a pity party. I don't know. )
post #2 of 64
ds 12 months, sleeps 10 hours night, 1.5-2 hours a day.
post #3 of 64
DS 16m sleeps 11 hours at night and 2-3 during the day.
post #4 of 64
At 15m, DS was sleeping 12 hrs at night and 4 hrs (two 2-hr naps) during the day...Now, at 18m, he's sleeping 12 hrs at night and 2-3 hrs during the day. (He LOVES his sleep!) I have known several babies to totally cut out their naps altogether at 12m and they were fine, so I don't think your DD is lacking. As long as she's healthy and happy, I say continue to let her do her thing!
post #5 of 64
DD is almost 12 months. She sleeps 10 hours at night and around 3 during the day - TOTAL 13 HOURS/DAY.
post #6 of 64
Thread Starter 
So far, sounds like she's in the normal range. She doesn't act like she's over-tired, I just wondered.

Why couldn't I get one of those sleepy babies? I'm so tired!
post #7 of 64
ds is 13 mo sleep about 11-12 hours a night and 1-3 during the day
post #8 of 64
My dd2 is just like yours....10 at night and 2 during the day. She's been this way since about 14 months. Luckily, now at 25 months, she's still on that schedule. I was dreading her giving up her nap....
post #9 of 64
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Why couldn't I get one of those sleepy babies? I'm so tired!
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Neither of my kids have come in anywhere near the totals. Though my now seven year old *does* sleep a good 11 hours at night now!

My 14 month old takes a nap ranging from 1 - 2.5 hours. At night he sleeps from 8 - 6 (on average) and that is with a minimum of 2 wakings with an average of 4-5+.
post #10 of 64
DD sleeps 8-9 hours at night, with a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. I know its less than most, but she is perfectly healthy. I can't get her to sleep more. She sleeps 11:30 pm to 7am ish. She is 22 months, and was like this for about a year now.
post #11 of 64
My DS sleep the same - 8-9 hours at night and a 2-3 hour nap during the day.
post #12 of 64
DD, almost 3, usually sleeps 10-12 hours at night with no nap during the day.
post #13 of 64
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Originally Posted by GooeyRN View Post
She sleeps 11:30 pm to 7am ish. .

she is up until 11:30 pm?
have you tried tinkering with this? maybe shortening her nap so she goes to bed earlier? that just seems crazy to me.
post #14 of 64
DD is 18 months, usually sleeps about 12 hours at night, waking to nurse but I pretty much sleep through that most of the time. Naps can be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. Although today, she has only slept 10 hours total....
post #15 of 64
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Originally Posted by wflcpw View Post
ds 12 months, sleeps 10 hours night, 1.5-2 hours a day.
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post #16 of 64
Bastian (14 months) sleeps 10-12 hours at night, and anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours during the day. Depends on the day, what's going on, how teething is going, etc.

Qualia (2.5) sleeps 12 hours a night and anywhere from no nap to 1-2 hours during the day. She's always slept more than him, and schedule is really the only thing holding her back right now. (We're driving dh to work and picking him up, so we have to be out of the house at 7:30am every morning. And until Bastian was born, she normally slept until 9-11am with a solid 3 hour nap during the day and a 10-11 bedtime. Now she goes to bed between 7 and 8, sleeps til Bastian wakes up, and maybe naps in the car if the stars are aligned.)
post #17 of 64
My daughter needs hardly any sleep!!!! She's almost 2.4 months and sleeps from 9:30-6:30 and naps about 1.5 hours/day. In total about 10 HOURS, including naps.....I couldn't survive without coffee....
post #18 of 64
My 12 month old sleeps 11 hours at night, then 3-4 hours in naps, so 14-15 hours a day total.

I have the other end of the spectrum than the OP. That's why there is a spectrum.
post #19 of 64
11 hours of bad sleep at night, 2 or so of ok sleep during the day.
post #20 of 64
My dd has always been WAY below what they say she should! At 12 months it was about 6hrs at night and one hour in the day, so 7hrs. Now at 2yrs, almost 3yrs, it's 9hrs at night and maybe (if we're lucky!) one hour durning the day, so 10hrs total. I'm not sure how much she should be getting. My MIL sleeps maybe 4-5hrs a night and is all perky. Dh used to be like that so I just consider it hereditary (sp?)
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