how can i get my son to stop sleeping so much?
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How old is your son? If he's a baby or toddler then let him sleep. Other wise I would talk to your pediatrician and see if maybe there is a vitamin deficiancy. They go through growth spurts where it will seem like they do nothing but eat and sleep then that passes and it seems they never sleep. But I say if your really concerned trust your mommy instincts and talk to your Dr. Hope this helps a little =)
Nicole - posted on 02/18/2011
it sounds great but i got two and u want to keep it regular plus for school and all so till 8 am is fine but try no nap in the day at all and bed at 7 so he will sleep till 9 do activities and play outside or inside and keep him destracted so he wont be able to go to sleep cause he wants to stay up and play :)
Jillian - posted on 02/18/2011
ENJOY Your time while he sleeps cause there will be a time when you say "Why won't he go to sleep?!!" lol That where I'm at now and need help getting to stay in bed. Can't get a thing done cause i have to constantly put him back down for a nap
Gretchen - posted on 02/18/2011
I have 3 boys. They go through stages where they need more sleep. Then they will stop taking naps. My 3 year old stopped taking naps a year ago and now he needs a bit of a nap now and then. Kids sleep when they need it. If your child has been to the doctor and he is up on all his vacinations and healthy he probably just needs the sleep.
Medic - posted on 02/17/2011
I don't think there is anything wrong with that. My 13 month old sleeps from 630 at night till 830ish in the morning then naps from about 10ish till noon then again from 2p till 3 or 4. Shes getting between 16 and 18 hours of sleep a day and she is growing a lot right now too. Why on earth would you want him to sleep less?!?!?! This only lasts so long then they never want to sleep. My four year old sleeps from 7-730 till 7 on school days and 9ish on the weekends and still naps more often than not for a few hours a day.
Stifler's - posted on 02/16/2011
My little boy is 1 and sleeps from 7 til 7 and then naps by 9 am and then again at 2, today he went back to sleep at 12.30, he sounds pretty normal. A lot of my friends kids go to bed late but mine would just be cranky and rubbing his eyes by 7. Every kid is different.
Jodi - posted on 02/16/2011
I agree with Teresa, I personally would consider cutting out the 6pm nap and getting him to bed earlier, but he is getting the right amount of sleep. Heck, my son was sleeping 12 hours a day until he was about 8 or 9 (his bedtime used to be 7:30, and he'd wake at 7:30am).
Laura - posted on 02/16/2011
It's the total amount of sleep that you need to keep in mind. It seems as if your son is getting adequite sleep; is the issue the timing of his naps and bedtime routine? As Jennifer mentioned, kids go through growth spurts and slow-downs that effect their sleeping and eating patterns. If your son is sleeping more, he may be growing! Personally, if he's sleeping well through the night and has no other issues, I woldn't worry about it. As always, though, if you still have concerns you can always talk to your doctor/pediatrician about this. Good luck!
Nichole - posted on 02/16/2011
My son is 17 months he sleeps from 8pm-9am, then naps from 1-3pm. So 15 hours total. I think 14-15 hours of sleep every 24 hours is normal at this age. Yours probably takes 2 naps a day because he does go to bed so late, but if it works don't change it. I wouldn't cut out the naps though.
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