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Hours of sleep for 18 month old

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Deduct37 Sun 26-Jul-15 12:52:56

I am just wondering how many hours of sleep do other 18 month olds get in a 24 hour period. And how is it broken down into naps and night sleep. I worry my little one isn't getting enough sleep overall so am just looking for a rough outline of other people's days. I am especially keen to see morning wake up time, nap time and night time. Thank you in advance

sallysimpson Sun 26-Jul-15 13:36:20

My 18m DC has recently started having an afternoon nap instead of a morning one so usually has
6:00-7:00 awake
7:30 milk
8:00 breakfast
11:30-12:00 lunch
12-2:30 nap in his cot
4:00 dinner
5:00 bath
6:00-7:00 bed!

So he usually naps 2.5 hours in the afternoon (occasionally will have those 2.5 hours in the morning), and is getting sleepy about 6pm. I try and hold him off until 7pm so he sleeps a little later in the morning but doesn't usually work! Usually sleeps through 11/12 hours at night unless unwell.

sallysimpson Sun 26-Jul-15 13:39:46

To compare though, DC1 had an hour nap before lunch and an hour after both of which were dropped when she was about 20months old and we moved house!! She did sleep 7-7/8 though reliably at night. Still doesn't need much sleep now!
All children are different and need different amounts of sleep so try not to worry. What times does your DC slleep?

stressbucket1 Sun 26-Jul-15 13:55:26

My 17 mo wakes 6.30-7 ish
afternoon nap anywhere between 11.30 up until 1pm usually for 1 1/2- 2 hrs
bed 6.30-7pm

SheWhoMustBe Sun 26-Jul-15 13:59:53

I've always found this site a useful guide:

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sun 26-Jul-15 14:01:24

Mine has about 10 hours at night and 1.5- 2 hours in the day.

purplecloud123 Sun 26-Jul-15 14:03:11

Mine sleeps 10-11 hours at night and a maximum of 2 hours during the day.

Deduct37 Sun 26-Jul-15 19:53:21

Thank you. Her morning awake time varies from 5-6.30ish. I have only just decided to try to stick to a consistent nap time of 11.30/12.00 despite her morning get up time - 2 naps were getting to be a definate no no!! The length of her naps is also all over the place - can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours but the lengthy ones are rare. Since sticking to a more stricter schedule for the last 5 days, nap length has ranged from 1 hour 15- 1 hour 40, sometimes with a little resettling needed. Bedtime is 6-6.30 and she almost always falls asleep immediately. So some days she only gets 11-12 hours in a 24 hour period which I don't feel is enough because we often have a grumpy girl!!

toffeeboffin Tue 28-Jul-15 01:42:16

Usually 7pm until 7am, then a two hour nap from noon until 2pm. He bounces off the walls when he is awake though, literally does not sit still for a minute so I'm not surprised he sleeps that long.

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