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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 11:55 AM   1
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Why does he sleep so much?!


Connah seems to need ALOT of sleep!

He will wake betweek 6-7.30am, have breakfast around 7.30/8am and then we play for a bit,go out etc as you do.

I do lunch for around 12 cos he is usually tired by then,you can tell as he gets his 'foof' (monkey) and tickles his face with it.

We dont always make it this far into the day though without him wanting a nap! He will pick at lunch if i manage to keep him awake or skip it alltogether if hes asleep by say 11/11.30am.

He will fall asleep anywhere if i dont take him up to bed but then the strange part is...left up to him he would sleep 4 hours or more!
Thats without lunch most days as he doesnt want it then right through til dinner time.

Im struggling with him, i really am He seems so tired all the time.

The latest he will go to bed on a night is 9pm which is not bad considering he would sleep the day away

For the past few weeks i have been waking him from naps,limiting them to 2 hours at the most.

Iv also tried:

Nap at 10 til lunch time (didnt work,wouldnt wake up to eat and whined pretty much the rest of the day)

Kept him awake for lunch,nap after this then wake at 2pm (very grumpy when woken up and whined the rest of the day)



Im sorry its a huge ramble but im at my whits end,im feeling pretty crappy as it is and i just want my energetic little boy back

Should i see a doctor incase there is something wrong?
I cant understand why he is so tired all the time even days where we just relax he will be just as tired

please help



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 12:15 PM   2
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I think if its a big change then maybe. My lo sleeps a lot anyway 12 hours at night and 3 during the day from about 11-12 onwards. When she having a groth spurt, is poorly or missed a 'proper' nap for whatever reason she can sleep 4hrs+ Normally happens once a week.

However she is very energetic when she is up and about. Th i also pretty much normal for her shes always been into her sleep



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 12:17 PM   3
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I think its the 9pm bed time tbh ....My youngest is a similar age and she goes to bed at 6:30-7pm and wakes up between 6:30-7am.

she doesnt have a nap during the day unless she is really tired but thats a rare thing now but if she does have a snooze she is still in bed by 7:30.

if you LO was having a 12 hour sleep at night but still sleeping up to 4 hours a day and feeling tired all the time i would see a doctor.



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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 12:26 PM   4
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I think its the 9pm bed time tbh ....My youngest is a similar age and she goes to bed at 6:30-7pm and wakes up between 6:30-7am.

she doesnt have a nap during the day unless she is really tired but thats a rare thing now but if she does have a snooze she is still in bed by 7:30.

if you LO was having a 12 hour sleep at night but still sleeping up to 4 hours a day and feeling tired all the time i would see a doctor.
Its not always a 9pm bedtime though,sometimes as early as 7pm Same situation with naps during the day though. I wondering if he could be anaemic or something x



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 12:44 PM   5
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is it a recent thing or has he always been a sleepy LO?
morgan can go through phases of sleeping loads (not had one of them for a while) to barely sleeping at all, lately morgan gets up at 6am and that is her through until 8pm with no nap and she gets up twice during the night



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 12:54 PM   6
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is it a recent thing or has he always been a sleepy LO?
morgan can go through phases of sleeping loads (not had one of them for a while) to barely sleeping at all, lately morgan gets up at 6am and that is her through until 8pm with no nap and she gets up twice during the night
pretty recent,about a month hes been like this xx



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 13:13 PM   7
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I think its the 9pm bed time tbh ....My youngest is a similar age and she goes to bed at 6:30-7pm and wakes up between 6:30-7am.

she doesnt have a nap during the day unless she is really tired but thats a rare thing now but if she does have a snooze she is still in bed by 7:30.

if you LO was having a 12 hour sleep at night but still sleeping up to 4 hours a day and feeling tired all the time i would see a doctor.
Its not always a 9pm bedtime though,sometimes as early as 7pm Same situation with naps during the day though. I wondering if he could be anaemic or something x
ahhh okay. do you know what... it wouldnt hurt to take him to the doctors to get their opinion. xxx

edit: children aged 1-3 need 10 to 13 hours sleep approx. so i guess you just need to work out how much sleep he is having and see if it comes way over that.



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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 13:58 PM   8
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i'd go to dr to rule out glandular fever



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2011, 14:17 PM   9
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I'd get him checked out if it is a big change. When Thomas was severely anaemic, sleeping more was one of the signs and also loss of appetite and picking at his food, so it wouldn't hurt to rule it out.



 
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