He's always had a lot more sleep than other kids his age, but never this much. Though I do agree he's worse if he's been woken for the morn, but when he wakes up of his own accord he still needs to be asleep by 10.
Ill let you know how it goes
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01-05-2012 14:18 #11
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01-05-2012 14:18 #12Senior Member
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A friend's little girl used to sleep like that at that age. Boggled my mind!
She and her mum stayed with us and she would wake up around 7am, go back down at 9:30, sleep until midday, have lunch and a play and then back down around 2:30 for another three hours and in bed by7pm!
It didn't seem usual to me but I had a non-sleeper so figured she was just the other extreme.
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What's his diet like?
01-05-2012 17:59 #14
I don't think the amount he is sleeping is of concern, but the fact that he is tired/grizzly/lethargic between sleeps is probably worth them looking into.
01-05-2012 19:16 #15
02-05-2012 17:25 #16Senior Member
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hi there- my son was also like this, and it turned out that he had sleep apnea. He didn't snore in the traditional sense, so we didn't think to get that checked. He was tired all the time, he just used to sit and stare and suck his thumb all day.
does the child snore? my son used to breathe sooooo heavy while he was asleep- it was like darth vader in the mask lol. And he drooled A LOT when he was awake because he couldnt breathe properly (tonsils too big!)
My son was diagnosed around 3 tho, so he was older than the child you care for (tonsils/adenoids out at 3 1/2= changed child) have a listen when he sleeps.
NOT trying to cause mass hysteria lol. just relating our experience! He could just be one of those kids that needs a lot of sleep
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02-05-2012 17:56 #17
My DS was like this too and like alexsmom he had sleep apnea he had his tonsils and adenoids out at 27 months and thing were so much better after that was awake more and more alert when he was awake. And heaps happier too 😃
02-05-2012 18:30 #18
If this is not his norm, I would mention it. If this is his norm, just mention that dropping to 1 day sleep is not working, and say that he doesn't cope like that with you then ask how it's going at home.
07-05-2012 10:24 #19
yeah doesn't sound normal, did you en up speaking to his parents at all ??
10-05-2012 18:18 #20
Yeah I'd be wondering about sleep apnoea too. Does he snore or sort of stop breathing for short periods while sleeping? If he does he may have hude adenoids/tonsils interfering with his sleep.
If he's growing along percentiles and achieving milestones etc I personally wouldn't be too worried about a serious chronic health issue.
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