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Hello! We're still happily co-sleeping with our 2.5yo ds with #2 on the way this summer. I noticed in January that Noah was sleeping through the night from time to time and nightweaned gently and quickly.<br><br>
Corresponding to the nightweaning, he's sleeping less, but consistently 10 hrs per night. He usually can nap 1.5 to 2 hours (sometimes just 45 min), but sometimes is desperate for it by 1pm and some days holds up (even with quiet time) until 4!<br><br>
Bedtime has become pretty consistent at 10pm with waking around 8am. Our earliest am commitments usually aren't before 10am, and I'm perfectly happy with this schedule.<br><br>
DH on the other hand starts talking about bedtime at 8pm and generally does nothing about it but make comments <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> He's a pretty involved parent, but for some reason on this particular topic isn't stepping up.<br><br>
Anyway, I'm working on waking up with DS earlier (7:15 this am) which is becoming easier as the days get longer (we live in Alaska & the day length changes are quite significant). So hopefully DS bedtime will shift more to 9pm for his 10 hr nights.<br><br>
Anyway, my question is: Is 10 hours at night reasonable for a 2.5yo and could I try to shorten naps (he's not ready to drop them) to increase night time sleep?<br><br>
Starting today DH will be home T-F in the afternoons while I'm at work so he'll have to choose whether to have longer naps or an earlier bedtime - I just don't know if they really correspond.

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That seems pretty normal. That would be about 12 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">From ages 1 to 3, most toddlers sleep about 10 to 13 hours.</td>
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