sleeping too much..

Erin - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my daughter who is 3 will fall asleep around 10pm and can sleep til 11 to 1 in the afternoon if i let her. does anyone think this is too long?

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Coolgirl426 - posted on 10/10/2009

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both of my children sleep about 12 hours a night...they go to bed at about 7 and get up at 7...one naps during the day and the other one doesn't...my suggestion would to put her to bed earlier so she could still get all the sleep she needed without it taking over the day

Amber - posted on 10/09/2009

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I feel that it may be to much. I feel that no more then 10 hours at night is good. If they are tired in the after noon then let her take an hour nap. This will help you get her on a better schedule as well. Best of luck

Nicola - posted on 10/09/2009

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Thats 12hrs sleep she's getting. Thats all they need so Ive read. my boy goes to bed at 7 or 8pm depending if he's had a napin the day and sleeps 12hrs. He dont like napping in the day unless were in the car!! He has 12hrs sleep an he's happy with that so am I. Try the earlyer bed time if your really worried. half hour at a time till you get to 8pm or 7pm depending on the time she's gonna need to get up for school. Try getting her up early on the first day of trying the early nights at say 8am or 9qm then go form there. so bed time would be 8pm or 9pm dependin on the time you wake her. may mean a grumpy toddler when you wake her but its worth a try, spesh seen as school aint too far away.
good luck.

Brandy - posted on 10/09/2009

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That sounds like a normal amount of sleep for a child who is going through a growth spurt. If you want her to wake up earlier, I would suggest putting her to bed around 8.

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I agree with Maggie...put her to bed earlier and she will wake up earlier in the day. Plus, make sure she is having a nap, because she may be sleeping so much because she isn't getting the sleep in the afternoon. I know it's hard to put her down for a nap when she's just woken up a few hours ago, so start changing her bedtime first. Do it gradually though...half an hour at a time until she's going down earlier (maybe 8 or 8:30?).

Maggie - posted on 10/09/2009

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Start putting her to bed earlier. She will get better quality sleep and won't sleep as long.

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My son is 3 in a few months and he sleeps 12 hours a night. I wake him up if he doesn't wake up on his own. If he is tired then he can take a nap later in the day. If your daughter doesn't nap during the day then she is probably sleeping late to catch up.

Vanessa - posted on 10/09/2009

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it depends how much sleep she gets through the night and at what time does she wake up in the morning? I personally belive that sleep is very good for children.

Renea - posted on 10/09/2009

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Personally I do, You should start waking her up other wise when she starts school you are going to be in big trouble!! Ha Ha

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