i put my son to bed around 8:00 8:30pm he wakes up in the morning around 10 or 11 is it normal?
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Sonya - posted on 08/19/2010
yes count your blessings. My son will be 12 in April and he can go to bed at 2am and he will be back up at 630am. My son has never been the sleeper. My daughter will be 10 in January and she can go to bed at 9pm and sleep to 10 the next morning if her brother would leave her alone
Sue - posted on 08/19/2010
If your happy with him having from 11 to 13 hours sleep and no afternoon nap then there is nothing wrong with that at all. But if you would prefer him to have an afternoon nap after lunch then a gentle wake up call at around 7.30am to 8am would be fine to get him in another routine. I only see a problem with the long sleeping time if u work or have a morning schedule of some type that you need to do, otherwise thats fine.
Lindsay - posted on 08/18/2010
my daughter would sleep the same way. we would put her to bed at 9 and shed sleep till 10 sometimes 11. that wen't on untill she was about 2 now at 2 1/2 she sleeps from only 9- 7:30. and takes a 2 hour nap.. im hoping it will change. i miss sleeping in just a little bit longer. but, yes enjoy it while you can. i think the more they are growing at the moment the more sleep they need.
Tanya - posted on 08/17/2010
when my son was newborn..alot of ppl told me to wake him up so he can have a routine..but your not suposed to because babies need there sleep..so for now i dont bother my son..if he needs his sleep he needs his sleep..but yes if he is sleeping to long then i will wake him or els he wont sleep at night
Elecia - posted on 08/17/2010
my son started doing the samething at like 5 wks old. i asked my doctor and he said it is common for babies to do this it could be one of a few things, hes in a growth spert, hes full and content, or hes just tired from the day if u keep him up and active babies will sleep longer!! on the personal side i felt so blessed that my son slept that long i needed the rest too!!!!
Danyell - posted on 08/17/2010
No child is the same. All depends on if they have their naps or their age. If my twins sleep like that than its cause they are coming down with something. But it is normal for my oldest to try to sleep all day. LOL. If you are worried about it than wake him up at a time that you think is best. Then give him a nap after lunch. But if he seems happy and it works for both of you than leave it. Some moms are up early with theirs and wishes they can sleep in.
User - posted on 08/17/2010
My daughter (now 3) always slept in. I counted my blessings. My son (15 months) wakes between 5:30 & 6:30 every morning depending on the exact time he gets to bed (between 7 & 8pm)...Oh, I WISH he slept in til 10 like she does. As they say, so long as he is getting enough sleep for his age (on average) and he is thriving (eating well, alert while awake, growing well etc) then enjoy it! :-)
Tanya - posted on 08/16/2010
yes he does it everyday actually...thismorning he woke up at 10:00..am...but he was able to have his afternoon nap..the other night he woke up after his nap at 4:00pm lol..and he didnt go to bed until 10:00 pm...im a very light sleeper..my husband...totally opisit..he loves to sleep in,,i cant...but this might be a problem for me when he gets into his teens lol..im gonna have trouble waking him up for school...i already have trouble waking my husband up out of bed... i want to thank everyone for replying to my question i wasnt expecting so much info lol..thank you very much...were all going through the same stages and experiences..god bless everyone..cheers..Tanya
Jane - posted on 08/16/2010
You've been blessed with a sleeper. Good for you. I was too with both of mine (now 20 and almost 17). They slept exactly like your son...starting at 7 and 8 weeks respectively. They still napped later in the afternoon for about 1-1/2 hours but those naps pretty much declined by the time they were about 1-1/2.
They STILL sleep that much at 20 and 17 - LOL!!!!! They take after me...I was a sleeper too. Were you? I believe my kids sleep so well because I was a great sleeper as a baby and STILL at 51, like my 8-10 hours...although I only get about 6-7 during the week!
Joanna - posted on 08/15/2010
My friend's daughter has a schedule like that. As long as they're getting the right amount of sleep for their age, I don't think how they get it matters (whether or not it's all or most at night, or with a couple naps during the day, etc).
Dana - posted on 08/15/2010
I put my son to sleep at 7:30pm and he sleeps until 7am. He's 2 now and has slept those hours for almost the whole 2 yrs, besides the waking up in the middle of the night. lol You could try and move your son back an hour or so, then he'll get up earlier and possibly take a nap. It's also possible that he's sleeping those hours because he doesn't get a nap in the middle of the day.
If it's working for you though, there is no need to mess with it. What is normal for one child isn't for the next.
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