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OutyMcOutface Wed 14-Feb-18 20:45:49

My two year old literally fell asleep halfway through supper. Just had droopy eyelids for 30 seconds then plonked his little head on the table and refused to wake up again (but he is responsive). He has no particular reason to be tired. AIBU to be worried. He doesn't have any other signs of being ill but I've never seen this before and it's quite out of character for him (usually only sleeps in the car/after prolonged breastfeeding).

KeepCalm Wed 14-Feb-18 20:47:04

It's 8.46. He's 2. My 11yr old and 9yr old are in bed. I'm 42 and I'm tired......

Sirzy Wed 14-Feb-18 20:47:39

Perfectly normal.

MincemeatTart Wed 14-Feb-18 20:48:10

Perfectly normal. Most parents have sweet photographs of their baby/toddlers who have fallen asleep in their spaghetti bolognese or on the doormat.

Snowydaysarehere Wed 14-Feb-18 20:49:03

And now you know he doesn't need long bf to get to sleep! grin

formerbabe Wed 14-Feb-18 20:49:09

What time does he normally go to bed?

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 14-Feb-18 20:49:12

I'd say it's pretty normal so long as he's responsive. 2 is still very young, I'm 36 and would love a disco kip at the table if it was allowed.

Abracadabraapileofbollocks Wed 14-Feb-18 20:49:35

Very normal for 2 year olds. It's like a switch from awake to sleepy. Maybe he ran more or didn't sleep well last night?

onalongsabbatical Wed 14-Feb-18 20:50:16

Normal. I have a couple of photos of my daughter asleep in very weird positions and places, just conked out, about that age. It just takes over sometimes and they don't have the same awareness of where they are.

kaytee87 Wed 14-Feb-18 20:51:07

Pretty late for a 2yo, that would account for the falling asleep.
My ds fell asleep in his breakfast one morning after a full 12 hours sleep 😂

RippleEffects Wed 14-Feb-18 20:52:37

DS1 fell asleep eating chocolate cake once. We left him chocolate covered asleep on his little table/ chair set. He looked so peaceful. When he woke he just carried on eating as though nothing had happened. Was a great photo op.

OutyMcOutface Wed 14-Feb-18 20:52:47

Bedtime isn't set for him but normally he wouldn't go to sleep for another hour or so-he slept until 10 this morning (recently returned from a different time zone and sleeping patterns readjusted strangely due to all the darkness). I was just a bit shocked-I've never seen this happen with either of my children/anyone else's children. He's definitely not waking up-I'm off to put him in his cot and celebrate my freedom!

ScattyCharly Wed 14-Feb-18 20:53:16

I would sleep next to him and keep an eye on him. My ds fell asleep at school one morning and it was the start of some sort of temperature virus thing.

MiniCooperLover Wed 14-Feb-18 20:53:19

What time did this happen at? I've been feeding my DS when he was 3 and feeding him in his pram and I turned around and he was fast asleep. Just tired.

Bluntness100 Wed 14-Feb-18 20:54:24

Agree, it's very late for a child that young, especially to be eating supper. Normally they are in bed by about seven. He's just knackered. Don't worry.

SandunesAndRainclouds Wed 14-Feb-18 20:55:12

If you’ve returned from a different time zone he’s probably jet lagged.

DancingHipposOnAcid Wed 14-Feb-18 20:59:50

My DS did this once when we were out one evening for a big family meal. Just quietly put his head down on the table and started snoring.

He was 12 shock

Allthewaves Wed 14-Feb-18 21:01:18

So he has jet lag

BrieAndChilli Wed 14-Feb-18 21:05:32

I think everyone regardless of age has fallen asleep suddenly somewhere!

kaytee87 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:06:19

I think everyone regardless of age has fallen asleep suddenly somewhere

sad I wish, I've always taken a while to get to sleep.

tomhazard Wed 14-Feb-18 21:08:58

My dc have all done this loads as toddlers. My Ds is 2.5 and only yesterday randomly cuddled my mum in the afternoon and fell asleep on her. Doesn't normally nap and had woken up late too.
It's late in the evening he's probably tired.

BrieAndChilli Wed 14-Feb-18 21:11:31

kaytee87
So you’ve never ever fallen asleep suddenly on the sofa or in the car while waiting for someone or been so tired you’ve nodded off for a second at work or somewhere??? Never?

UpstartCrow Wed 14-Feb-18 21:11:35

The DC's always sleep more and fall asleep more easily when they're ill, including in the middle of a game or their dinner.
I'm a natural doormouse. I cant be the only one that's fallen asleep in class? blush

kaytee87 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:12:56

@BrieAndChilli nope (maybe as a small child and can't remember) definitely not as an adult though.

Sophisticatedsarcasm Wed 14-Feb-18 21:13:48

My 2 did this all the time. Sometimes it all catches up with them. My DD (5) sometimes still does this. They fight so hard to stay awake.

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