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can a 2 yr old sleep TOO much?

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UniS Thu 28-Aug-08 23:15:49

Whats the "normal" range of sleep length at night for 2.5 yr olds?
I think mine maybe at the top end with 14 hours, but he doesn't have a day time nap which may contribute.
your thoughts?
and No I'm not a troll, just havn;t come across many dedicated sleepers among friends children so not sure whats normall.

mum2becks Fri 29-Aug-08 09:12:00

my dd usually sleeps 12 hours at night and has a nap most days of between 1-2 hours, she is 24 months, so a very similar amount to your dc! although she has recently started missing some daytime naps, but on those nights usually sleeps for more than 12 hours!

mum2becks Fri 29-Aug-08 09:25:38

my dd usually sleeps 12 hours at night and has a nap most days of between 1-2 hours, she is 24 months, so a very similar amount to your dc! although she has recently started missing some daytime naps, but on those nights usually sleeps for more than 12 hours!

mum2becks Fri 29-Aug-08 09:25:59

oops

LilRedWG Fri 29-Aug-08 09:27:15

DD averages about 12 (sometimes 11, sometimes 13) hours at night and two hours during the day. She is 27 months.

mrsgboring Fri 29-Aug-08 09:30:21

envy to you all. DS sleeps 10 hours in the 24 and has since just before 2. I think it's too little but am unable to extend it.

14 hours sounds fine BTW

ajm200 Fri 29-Aug-08 09:34:06

My 21 month old sleeps for 11 hours at night and 2-3 during the day.

I've tried reducing his daytime nap but he just screams for ages then goes to sleep on the sofa or floor. He's a really live wire so I guess he just needs a lot of sleep to keep going.

ceebee74 Fri 29-Aug-08 09:36:38

My 2.1 year old sleeps about 11 hours solid at night and has a 90-minute nap after lunch (he would sleep longer in the day if I let him but I do wake him up at 2.30).

So I would say your Ds is completely normal. Some adults need more sleep than others (like me!) so why shouldn't some children need more sleep than others?

LazyLinePainterJane Fri 29-Aug-08 09:39:26

AT that age, DS slept 12 hours a night and up to a 3 hour nap in the day. A year later,he no longer has the daytime nap.

Was nice while it lasted. He just liked his sleep!

SummatAnNowt Fri 29-Aug-08 11:30:00

ds slept for 14 hours (sleep + nap) up to turning 4.

RiversC Fri 29-Aug-08 19:23:59

11 hours solid at night and 30 mins in day x 25 months

JolieGirl Fri 29-Aug-08 19:28:16

12 hours at night, 2 during the day

UniS Sun 31-Aug-08 20:50:06

Thank you. sounds like hes in normal range just doing all his sleep in one block rather than night + nap. Guess it might be different if I had to get an older child to school or him to day care at set times.
I'll enjoy the quiet mornings while they last.

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