14 hours in total?

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summerinthecity22 Mon 12-Oct-20 12:15:19

How much sleep should a 2 year old be getting?

My MIL says 14 hours or more 🤷🏻‍♀️

My DD sleeps on average 7pm to 7am if not teething but does not nap consistently if not much at all...

Am I doing it all wrong? Have no idea. She sort of moved away from consistent naps at 21 months...

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Thatwentbadly Mon 12-Oct-20 12:18:23

If you google children sleep nhs there is a great nhs webpage on this.

SoUtterlyGroundDown Mon 12-Oct-20 12:19:49

They’re all different. My older 2 had 14 hours at that age (7-7 with a 2 hour nap). My third (nearly 2) only sleeps 10 hours at night with a 1-2 hour nap. He’s well rested and happy so I’m guessing that’s enough for him.

dementedpixie Mon 12-Oct-20 12:21:46

Googling suggests 12-14 hours and that all children are different

summerinthecity22 Mon 12-Oct-20 12:22:08

2 years 
•daytime: 1 hour 30 minutes
•night-time: 11 hours 30 minutes


So an hour nap then?

She just won't do it!

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dementedpixie Mon 12-Oct-20 12:25:05

It is approximate. If your child is happy with the sleep they are getting then they are having enough sleep for them

Thatwentbadly Mon 12-Oct-20 12:25:47

I wouldn’t worry so much about the nap. I got DD1 to drop her nap at just after 2 yrs and she ended up getting more sleep over all without it. I would look at the total figure as a guide and then worry about is your child too tired.


dementedpixie Mon 12-Oct-20 12:25:58

My kids stopped napping around age 2 as well.

Thatwentbadly Mon 12-Oct-20 12:26:59

Your little one is getting 12 hours sleep rather than try suggests 13 but if is happy and not over tired then I would say that’s fine

ScarMatty Mon 12-Oct-20 14:40:24

It's a guideline and it's approximate.

Your child is fine

summerinthecity22 Tue 13-Oct-20 11:09:23

Thanks everyone 🙏

Feeing less anxious now and yes my DD doesn't seem upset during the day or acts overtired. Obviously If we have had lots of activity in the day - then she gets tired later - I bring bedtime forward and she will sleep fine through to morning.

I'm still hopeful she might nap again!

I do find it hard going the whole day but they are only young once smile

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