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#1 of 7 Old 03-06-2013, 02:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My last one was such a non-sleeper....and my first so long ago (he's closer to 18 than not!), I just cannot remember what is 'normal' at this age. My son is 21 mos and it seems like he needs A LOT of sleep. He goes to bed between 630/700 pm and sleeps until 800-830 the next morning. He does wake up usually 1-3 times to nurse, but as soon as I go to bed, he'll sleep the rest of the night through. (We co-sleep.).  Then he goes down for a nap by 11-1130 and sleeps until 200-300 and then back to bed again that night by 630/700. He can do with less, but he just loves to sleep!  We have a few days where we have activities out of the house in the evening, so he doesn't get to bed until 830/900 and he's fine, not fussy or anything, and then the next day, he'll sleep in until 1000 am and still be ready to nap before noon and sleep for up to 4 hours.  He is happy, healthy and developing just fine. But....it seems like he sleeps A LOT more than I remember they need to at this age. I've had the other end of the spectrum who barely slept, so maybe this is my just karma for making it through that kiddo! hehe


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My 23 month old does about 11 hours overnight (with wakeups) and naps 1 to 3 hours (she has for many months now). That makes 12-14 hours a day. Your kiddo seems to sleep more for sure but since he's growing and developing nicely and CAN get by on less, maybe it's a preference and he simply likes to sleep. You could ask at his next checkup but my money is on you being one lucky mama this time around wink1.gif
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Last night he was up until 800 and he took just shy of a 4 hour nap today. We were joking that if couldn't hear on the baby monitor he was in there just playing! But...nope....he was snoozing the whole time! 


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My DS is almost 21 months, too, and he doesn't get as much sleep as your guy. We're on a bit of a later schedule, so he goes to bed between 9:30-10 and wakes up around 8:30-9. During the day he usually takes a 2- 2 1/2 hour nap, so over all I guess he's getting 12-14 hours like skycheattraffic's DD. My older DDs are teenagers, and like you said about your oldest, it seems like ages ago and my memory for these details is foggy at best, but I do remember DD1 being a great sleeper who was still getting 2 naps a day at 2 years old when DD2 was born. She slept more than her newborn sister for months! It wasn't until then that I realized how lucky I'd been to have a sleepy baby! smile.gif

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My 2-year-old (turns two this Wednesday! CRYING) sleeps a good 8 hours through the night and usually through his newborn sister wailing through the night too. We bed-share so I nurse him to sleep first as he's easiest to get to sleep when on the bewb. Average bedtime is between 9-10 pm for him, wakes up at 7 am, and naps around 12-1 pm pretty much daily. I think lets just be happy our toddlers actually SLEEP! wink1.gif

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As a mom of two and an Early Interventionist for 20 years his sleep sounds good to me as long as when he is awake he is chipper and well rested Good for you He sounds like a doll!!!!

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I used to be concerned about my daughter sleeping too much from about 16 months until a little after she turned two. She would go down around 7, sleep all night until 8:30 am, then go back down for about an hour right after breakfast, then a 2 or 3 hour nap around 1pm! I finally stopped worrying and just started counting myself lucky after we had her see a sleep specialist, and he said she was perfectly healthy and fine :-) So I would just enjoy your sleepy toddler, because soon he won't be quite so sleepy and you will miss it! 

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