Kazza - posted on 09/15/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi there, our 16 month old has always been a great sleeper. In a routine since he was 4 weeks old and a very happy little kid who sleeps from 7.30pm until 7am every day. But For the last few days he has been waking at 5am. He doesn't cry or call out for us. Just sits in his cot happily playing with his favourite Ted. He has only one nap during the day from noon until 2pm, and i have no idea why he is waking so early? Surely missing two hours sleep will have an effect on a toddler so young. I read that they should sleep 14-15 hours in total per day.
Then Last night he woke at 8pm and vomited. :( When we took him out to change the bed clothes he was a little upset naturally, but within minutes he seemed fine again and had no fever. When we put him back in the cot with clean sheets he stayed awake until 1am!! Not crying. He called out for us a few times, but as he wasn't upset we thought it best to leave him. I'm not so worried about the vomiting as we went swiming yesterday and I noticed that he swallowed quite a bit of pool water. (any tips to help teach toddlers to keep their mouth closed going under water would also be much appreciated). But I am a little preoccupied about him getting the right amount of sleep.
I am a first time mom. Am I worrying over nothing?