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How much sleep does your 2/3yo get in 24hrs?

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#1 mango

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:31 PM

As the title says, How much sleep does your 2/3yo get in 24hrs?

I'm pretty curious. DS averages around 11hrs (if I'm lucky) overnight and hasn't had a day sleep for almost a year. While initially things were working ok without the daysleep (he was sleeping longer at night) nowdays its not so much. By afternoon hes getting tired and destructive and so needs a sleep (or perhaps I think that because I need a sleep laugh.gif ). He destroys the lounge room, doesn't listen and gets very naughty. If we go for a drive he often goes to sleep or you can see his eyes getting heavy, but there is no way of transferring him if he was to sleep. As a baby he was a very bad sleeper and quite often didn't have daysleeps and was very stressful, so the thought of trying to encourage a daysleep in bed is not something I'm too keen on, especially after not having one for so long. We have tried quiet time on the couch with a dvd and sometimes this is successful but after a couple of days in a row its like he rebels and no longer wants to rest and often rest time results in me being a jungle gym and being jumped on, not very restful at all.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:56 PM

I clicked 'no' for day sleep but he goes through stages and may fall asleep 2-3 times a week, depending on different factors. At least once a week he will fall asleep during the day.

He will be 4yo is two weeks.

You've probably already tried but in that situation it was quiet TV or reading time during OR off to his room (which he hates). It's not everyone's cup of tea but bribery or punishment may work?
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:09 PM

Liam is 2 years, 3 months old.

He sleeps from 8pm - 6/7am, so about 10-11 hours overnight. He also has a day sleep which can range from 1-3 hours.

So his sleep can range from 11-14 hours.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:29 PM

Mollie sleeps from 8:30pm-7:00am approximate. She has a day sleep everyday if it's not a sleep then it is at least a rest (this happens at daycare). At home I make her have a sleep.

When my DS was little a made sure it was the same for him.

I understand that it may be hard to get kids to have their day sleep but I do think it's important as it definitely helps with their all round behavior. Even if it is just quite time watching a movie.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

I voted 12-13 hours with no day sleep.

Miss B hasnt had one for about 8 months now but will happily go to sleep in the car if we go anywhere. It took her a while to get used to but shes great now.

What time does he go to bed? Could you try an earlier bedtime?

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:59 PM

Ry sleeps around 11 hours at night and 3 - 4 hours in the day.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:02 PM

Levi's 33 months old.

He sleeps for 11 hours overnight, hasn't had a day sleep since he was 18 months old. He goes to bed just after 7pm and wakes just after 6am. He has ten minutes rest time in his bed reading books or watching a DVD on the portable DVD player if I'm really unwell and need a break.

Bee's 22 months old.

She sleeps for 11 hours overnight, and an hour and a half during the day.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:22 PM

Nathan will be 3 in a couple of weeks. He sleeps about 10-10.5 hours overnight (7pm to 5/5.30am) and approx 2 hours day sleep which he has most days.

Altho we still have nights where he may be awake for 2 or more hours in the night (insomnia???), so some nights he has less sleep.

I have found that his day sleep has no effect on how he sleeps at night. I've tried him many times with no day sleep and he doesn't sleep any better at night. So I like having that 2 hour break in the day, and he obviously needs the sleep at that time.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:33 PM

My DS usually sleeps from 7.30 - 7/7.30 so around 12 hours overnight and hasn't been having a day sleep since around 22 months. Will occasionally have a big sleep at daycare if he's woken up early.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE(KristenL @ Jun 8 2011, 04:42 PM) View Post

I voted 12-13 hours with no day sleep.

Miss B hasnt had one for about 8 months now but will happily go to sleep in the car if we go anywhere. It took her a while to get used to but shes great now.

Pretty much the same here. Oscar will not usually sleep in the car, though, unless it's the end of a really busy day/week in which case he's out like a light tongue.gif If he falls asleep in the car he can sometimes fall asleep at 4 or 5ish and sleep through until 7am. Hubby can do the transfer to the house / bed - I've never managed it rolleyes.gif

A typical night he goes down around 7.30pm and is up at 7.30am. If we don't have anywhere to be he might sleep until 8.30 or even sometimes 9. Occasionally on the weekend he will have an afternoon sleep. It's pretty rare, though.



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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:21 PM

Nate is 3.5yo, he goes to bed at 7pm and sleeps until 7am or as late as 8.30am.
He will fall asleep in the car after we have been out for the day but we have a minimum 40 minute drive home.
At home he watches tv quietly whilst Dane has his day sleep or if he is full of energy I'll take him back outside for another play.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

Cait has a daysleep still, at a bit over 2.5yo. Usually two hours but if she's been very active or woke up early it can be longer.

At night she usually does 11hrs.

Cait did go through stages of not wanting a daysleep but now I put her down around 130pm-2pm and she usually does so quite happily. I'll wake her by 415-430pm if she doesn't wake on her own and she happily goes to bed at night.

This is after being a shocking daysleeper as a baby too.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:41 PM

Cate is 3.5 years old. She sleeps 11-12 hours overnight. At the moment she is still having a 40-60min sleep in the day.

But about 2 months ago she gave up the day sleep entirely and we had exactly what you are describing. Her behaviour was TERRIBLE. SO she wasn't coping on the 11-12 hours overnight but also wan't tired enough to sleep in the day. I think what helped was still making her have rest time in her bed for her usual sleep time. I let her take 1 book to read but then she would lay down and just rest - talk to her comforter etc.

Like I said she has just this week gone back to sleeping most days so her behaviour has improved again.

Just as an aside - do you think it could be partially an age thing? I know pretty much as soon as Cate turned 3 her behaviour took a downward turn.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:47 PM

Well tonight Raya was asleep at 8am and she will get up at about 6.15-6.30am to go to daycare.

If it is a daycare day she will have a 2 hour sleep, sometimes more. If I am home with her she will ALWAYS fall asleep in the car. She will sometimes have a long sleep for me but not always.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

I'm kind of glad to see its not just my child who doesn't like to sleep. wacko.gif

QUOTE(KristenL @ Jun 8 2011, 04:42 PM) View Post

What time does he go to bed? Could you try an earlier bedtime?

Was 8 but we have started to wiggle is bed time forward to see what kind of impact it has on his sleep but he seems to be waking earlier now.

QUOTE(scasey77 @ Jun 8 2011, 09:41 PM) View Post

Just as an aside - do you think it could be partially an age thing? I know pretty much as soon as Cate turned 3 her behaviour took a downward turn.

It very much could be an age thing or so many other things. He has just returned to sleeping through the night so maybe he will work on extending his sleep. We just went through a stage of waking randomly through the night, which I think was the result of a growth spurt (endlessly eating, waking through the night and after not growing much for last couple of months grew 2cm in 25days). I won't hold my breath that I will one day have long sleeps from him, given he has always been a pretty crappy sleeper, sleeping less then the norm. Just reasurring to see that things are still the same and there are other kids doing about the same as him.




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