This may seem like an odd question, but could my 17-month old be sleeping too much?
For the last several months, I've bragged time and again about how wonderfully my toddler sleeps. She's down around 7pm each evening and she sleeps through until we wake her for school (around 7am) or until she wakes on her own which ranges anywhere from 8am to 10am. I noticed that some days she slept A LOT, but I just kept thinking "oh, she's just growing" or "oh, she must have had a hard day at school yesterday."
Over the last 2-3 days, I've actually starting counting wake vs. sleep hours, and she sleeps anywhere from 14.5-16 hours a day. Usually 12 at night and 3 during the day. I looked at the sleep chart in a book I have and it shows 13.5 hours per day for an 18-month old (of course that's an average and individual children will vary). So, she gets 1.5 hours (or more) more sleep than "average"?!?!? That seems excessive to me.
Of course, she is beautiful and healthy and actve. She is not lethargic in the least. She doesn't eat enough and I have noticed that her sleeping gets in the way of me offering her food as often as I'd like, but like I said, she is healthy! (BTW, no, we are no longer nursing.)
Just wondering if my baby Cori is an odd-ball.
Thanks for any comments you may have.