Just that really - how much sleep do they get at this age and is it made up of naps or just night time sleeping? I have posted about my DD's sleep before and things are not much better but I have resolved myself to it and stopped fretting about it. I'm just curious!
10-11 hours at night, currently wakes on average once a week for anything up to three hours and has no naps. Dd did fall asleep last week for an hour on the sofa in the afternoon but she had been up in the night for a few hours then up at 5.30.
Mostly asleep by 8 and up between 6.30-7.30. Dd is 2.8 but has always slept 10-11 hours at night only a handfull of times slept 12 hours or more usually before/after and ilness. My 7 month old sleeps longer she likes around 12 hours at night despite still waking for a feed !
Mine doesn't get enough IMO. 11-12 at night if no nap. 10 if she naps. No nap days can be 7-7 but often she wakes at night and once a week/fortnight is up for hours at night with a no nap day. she then sleeps in morning to make up for it. She fights bedtime if she naps and does 9.30-7.30.
Currently we think she does best on 1/2 nap and 8-7 at night. Getting her to take that nap is hard. She naps 3 days a week maybe? She is 2.7 today.
My DS is 2.7 and sleeps, generally, 7.30-7 (but might lie there chattering/singing to himself until 8.30pm if the mood takes him and also might wake up at 6.30). He still very much needs an afternoon nap, 1-2 hours depending on whether it's been a busy morning. He NEVER crashes on the sofa - no that's a lie, he did it once on holiday - but he doesn't habitually just curl up and fall asleep.
Thanks for all replies I still feel she needs a nap as she seems very tired by lunch time but she is starting to resist the nap a bit saying she doesn't want to go to bed and crying for a bit when I put her down. Today though I put her down after lunch as normal but she didn't sleep at all. Have put her to bed slightly earlier (6.45pm - normally it's 7.15pm) and she seems to have dropped off quicker with less fuss than usual. Maybe this is the end of my peace at lunchtime!!
Always my dd has only ever crashed once on the sofa, last week.
Have you tried doing lots of things in the morning? It took a good three months for dd to drop her nap. Going every other day, then few times a week, finally once a week. It was unpredictable but we still did quiet time after lunch and made our day so much more flexible.
Yes we do lots in the mornings, that's why I always think she must be so tired! She's got playgroup three mornings a week then the other days we have play dates, go for walks or down to the park if its nice enough. Will keep putting her down after lunch as usual for the time being and once she starts refusing to sleep every day it'll be quiet time on the sofa for us I guess!
Well Tuesday night after no nap at all was absolutely bloody horrendous I was up from 1am til about 3:30am with her and every time I left the room she was just beside herself so I ended up on the floor beside her cot. Yesterday she had an hour and a half at lunchtime,bed at 7:15 and was asleep after about 20 mins fuss. She woke once in the night for her dummy but went straight back to sleep! Best night in about a month. Trying a longer nap again today and will see what tonight brings!