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2 year olds sleep pattern

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RiversC Mon 25-Aug-08 19:52:57

Hi girls

Give us a clue what do your 2 yr old sleep day and night???

Thanks x x

jammydodger Mon 25-Aug-08 19:55:22

My 2;1 ds2 sometimes has a nap of around 1 hr in the afternoon (any more and I wake him up), but often nothing if we're having a busy day. He goes to bed at 7ish, and wakes up usually 2 or 3 times during the night angry, e.g. midnight and 3am. Wakes up properly at around 6am. <yawns>

Seona1973 Mon 25-Aug-08 19:55:24

dd (22 months) sleeps at lunchtime for about 2 hours (sometimes less - like today when he decided that the 10 minutes sleep in his buggy was his nap and refused to sleep any more in his cot!!) and then 10 1/2 to 11 hours at night. (7.15/7.30pm to 6/6.30am)

baffledmum Mon 25-Aug-08 19:56:34

My DS aged 2 sleeps up to 2- 3 hours at lunch (1 and a half hours on a bad day), then goes down at 7pm latest and goes through to around 7.30am. I had to get him into a routine from an early age as his sister (aged 4) was a less reliable sleeper and an early riser. And I am a woman who needs a lot sleep!!!! smile

gingernutlover Mon 25-Aug-08 19:57:40

my nearly 3 year old sleeps 7pm til 6.30 am ish

she occasionally naps during after lunch, maybe 2 days a week, can vary from 20 mins to 90 mins (the longer ones tend to follow if she has a few rough nights)

this has been her pattern for about a year now

she goes to nursery 3 days a week all day and i can tell if they have got her to have long sleeps as she wont go to bed as easily angry but she does still need to nap sometimes so cant tell them no naps yet sad

whats your reason fro asking?

gingernutlover Mon 25-Aug-08 19:59:49

baffledmum i am really really jealous! we hardly ever get to 7am (my feeling human time) am constantly knackered cos i never get to wake up unaided iyswim

baffledmum Mon 25-Aug-08 20:01:39

i did my stint with his sister - 5am was the norm for a few months and thought when DS was a baby that I needed to get into this routine thing. He just loves his kip!

gingernutlover Mon 25-Aug-08 20:05:02

cool, i am not brave enough to try for another unfortunatly - might get another rubbish sleeper

atm she is up 3 times a night with the most ridiculous excuses and then up far too early for anyones good

sorry to hijack but did you find a magic solution? or did it just get btter (and if so what age) (corsses fingers and prays hopefully)

gingernutlover Mon 25-Aug-08 20:05:47

oh, and dd is in a routine, has been since 8 weeks

baffledmum Mon 25-Aug-08 20:06:37

It also made me nervous about trying for a second baby. It just got better over time. I found it really hard - I almost had to give up work as it was so difficult, particularly during the second pregnancy. Good luck. x

ruddynorah Mon 25-Aug-08 20:10:07

dd 2.3 naps no more than half an hour in the afternoon and only ever maybe 3 or 4 times a week.

she sleeps at night 7pm to 7am. sometimes she wakes a little earlier if she needs a wee. we're working on getting her to get up, have a wee, and then get back in bed.

gingernutlover Mon 25-Aug-08 20:11:10

thanks - i am working 3 days a week and can feel my brain cells dropping out at an alarming rate - I am just clinging on to the fact that she does have some good phases (2-3 days) and that at some point it will surely improve

RiversC whats your situation?

gingernutlover Mon 25-Aug-08 20:12:58

ruddynorah we have this problem, and i got some bunny fairy lights on a timer and over time dd has begun to understand thats she is not to knock on our door until they come on, maybe worth trying somthing like this

RiversC Mon 25-Aug-08 20:22:44

thanks girls, was just wondering what your situations were, my little boy is sleeping from 7.30 till about 6.30am and sometimes 1.5 hours from about 1ish but some times no day time nap, just wondered if i should give up his day time nap at 2.2 yrs???


ruddynorah Mon 25-Aug-08 20:26:46

it's not really like that. she doesn't get out of bed. so when she needs a wee she calls out for me to get her. a handful of times she has got up, gone to the potty then gone back to bed and sleep. it's just getting her to get up that's the problem!

she'll writhe around holding herself shouting and shouting for me if i leave her. then as soon as i walk in the room she hops out of bed, and does her wee in her potty.

herbgarden Mon 25-Aug-08 21:03:33

My ds has recently started waking nearer 6am and sometimes just before then which is grim particularly as I am pg with no 2 and not sleeping well myself so often awake for an hour or so in the night and then quite like that last couple of hours I can get in. He goes down at 7pm.

He has suddenly decided himself that sleep is a no no at lunchtime - he's always been a 12.30 til 2.30pm napper and then this was gradually cut down to about an hour and a half. A couple of weeks ago he then refused it. Now he might have a quick half hour but the 6ams continue. I think it's really hard for them to drop that big sleep if they've been used to it but I'm battling with a quick half hour at lunch and a 6am wake up or cutting it out altogether and seeing if he'll go longer......

I'm liking the fairy lights thing - or maybe the bunny clock with the ears that shoot up when they're "allowed" out - not sure how I'll explain to ds the he can't shout at me "mummy where are you" in the most stroppy voice you can imagine at 6am over and over again til I come until the lights come on but we'll see !

jammydodger Tue 26-Aug-08 17:50:12

Re the daytime nap (my ds2 is same age as your rivers), if I don't wake him he will then not sleep till midnight in the evening. However, if that wasn't the case and I could rely on him going to sleep at 7pm to allow me some adulttime, then I definitely wouldn't wake him from his afternoon nap... (if that makes sense!)

kbaby Thu 28-Aug-08 22:37:49

My DS is 2yrs and naps for 1 - 1.5hrs a day, he would sleep for longer if allowed but we wake him. If we are out then sometimes he wont nap and I dont leave him nap later than 3pm so if he falls asleep then I wake him straight up. He then goes to bed at 8pm and sleeps to 7-7.30am we had to do controlled crying when he was small and weve just done it again when he moved from a cot to a bed because he kept getting out of bed at all hrs and sneaking into ours.

DD is 4 and sleeps through most nights and has done since she was 2.5. She will generally only wake if she wants me to take her to the toilet, shell then go straight back to sleep. She was a nightmare sleeper as a baby and still woke every night until she got to 2.5 and then started sleeping through.(we did get tough once ds arrived and stopped pandering to her night time requests for milk, water, cuddles etc ) which helped. she sleeps 9pm to 8-8.30am. we ned to try and get her to sleep and wake earlier!!

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