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That's a thought...although getting to sleep isn't really a problem, maybe she's waking up earlier than she would otherwise because of household noise.
After I typed my original post, I also realize I don't know when she was last tested for iron levels. Maybe I should have my pedi look into that.
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My 2 year old always seems to be tired. She wakes up at about 7 am each morning, and within a half hour is saying she's sleepy. I always offer her a nap...around 2 pm. She rarely sleeps, although she will play quietly in her crib. Her bedtime is usually between 6:30 and 7pm (although if she's tired enough, I put her to bed at 6pm).
Why I think she's tired: She tells me she's sleepy and lays down (briefly) on the floor in her sleeping position; she sometimes has circles under her eyes; some weeks, she's very grumpy - which is not her usual personality, but is typical when she appears tired.
Any advice? Any thoughts about what could be causing her fatigue?
She was a 25 week preemie, and her eating isn't terrific. She still gets one bottle of Pediasure about an hour and half after she goes to bed (She'll only drink it when she's asleep.) I sometimes wonder if it is nutritional, somehow, since she doesn't eat nearly what her friends her age eat. Or if there's some other issue going on. The only other symptom she has that might be related is that she's hyper sentitive to loud noises. (They startle her and often make her cry.)
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