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How can dd still be awake?

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Tiredmum1511 · 09/12/2019 22:49

Dd is 5. Last night she slept 2.30am-7.30am. She has done a full day at school. She is STILL awake now.

Surely this is not normal?

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OhChristmasTreee · 09/12/2019 22:51

I have a five year old who also doesn’t appear to require sleep to function. So I am posting in solidarity ✊🏻

Tiredmum1511 · 09/12/2019 22:53

Clearly we forgot to install their off switches when we grew them then 😭

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LolaDabestest · 09/12/2019 23:01

My 4 year old dd is the same she's still up now.

OnlyFoolsnMothers · 09/12/2019 23:02

What does she do when awake? Can’t you just put her in her room with the light off? What time do you attempt bed time? (Literally gobsmacked a 5year old style school doesn’t fall asleep until 2.30)

OnlyFoolsnMothers · 09/12/2019 23:03

*still at school

Sparrowlegs248 · 09/12/2019 23:05

I'd probably due of my 2 did this. I'd hazard a guess at not normal. My 4 yr old has been asleep since 8, and will wake up at about 6.45. That's less sleep than most of his friends! He's at school also.

Sparrowlegs248 · 09/12/2019 23:05


OhChristmasTreee · 09/12/2019 23:06

I think it’s school that causes it. Overtired. Excited. Wired.

Tiredmum1511 · 09/12/2019 23:10

Yes I was absolutely fuming at 2.30. I can't see her crashing before midnight tonight. She is literally in her room

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BadTimesAtTheElRoyale · 09/12/2019 23:10

I think it is a fault in the manufacturing process. My eldest slept 6 hours from 12 weeks. My youngest 11 years later slept from 8 til 9 then awake til 11 finally succumbing to sleep at 3am this started at a few weeks old and lasted til she was 8! Now she is 9 she goes to bed at 8 with a book and I turn her light out at 8.30 and still when I come to bed at 10 she says she can't sleep. Sorry no help!

OnlyFoolsnMothers · 09/12/2019 23:27

So a 5 year old put to bed at say 8pm, lights off just stays awake until gone midnight without any stimulation in that room (no screens etc)? Actually asking, I’m actually terrified of this happening to me now

mrsfollowill · 09/12/2019 23:37

I used to have one like this- at 5yr old he would be wide awake at gone midnight. Not every night though normally just Sunday night. He is now 17 and can sleep 14 hrs straight at times. He was not worried/upset- just said his brain did not want to sleep- he just stayed in bed though. Nothing in his room (no TV , tablet, phone etc) no distractions. It's just how they are at times- if she is generally happy/content in the day it should not be a problem! I understand your frustration- hearing him go to the bathroom at 1.30 am on a Sunday night used to upset me thinking about how tired he would be the next day and how it was not 'normal'

OhChristmasTreee · 09/12/2019 23:54

onlyfools my DD just won’t stay in her room. Short of tying her to the bed I am at a loss. I now lie with her and work on my laptop until she goes to sleep. 🤷🏻‍♀️

ShannonShouts · 09/12/2019 23:54

My DS is like this, he can literally run off no sleep!

OnlyFoolsnMothers · 11/12/2019 12:40

OhChristmasTreee and you did the "return to room, dont say anything" advice? - never worked?

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