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Anyone else have a toddler with long overnight sleep?

  • poll: How long does your LO typically sleep (straight) overnight?
    5-6 hours : (3 votes)
    4 %
    7-8 hours : (4 votes)
    5 %
    9-10 hours : (17 votes)
    20 %
    11-12 hours : (35 votes)
    41 %
    Over 12 : (24 votes)
    28 %
    Under 5 : (2 votes)
    2 %
  1. Mrs. Bee

    admin / watermelon / 14210 posts

    Olive slept a lot at that age. Up to 14 hours!

    Now she is 2 and gets 11-12 hours at night, and we usually have to wake her from her naps after 3+ hours. It is great to have a high sleep needs child.

  2. winniebee

    hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts

    @googly-eyes: he had a few nights when he got his molars when he woke up at night but teething does not generally impact night sleep for us. His naps are affected though.

  3. Sammyfab

    pomegranate / 3383 posts

    @googly-eyes: I am being 100% honest when I tell you that he never wakes up (or needs us, at least), even when he is teething or sick. I can count on one hand the number of times we have had to go into his room in the middle of the night since he was 6/7 months and they were for 30 seconds to give him his lovey.

    We just traveled back home (2-hr time zone change) for 2 weeks for the holidays. My LO had to sleep in 4 different places (i.e. 4 different playpens) and we had zero sleep issues. He's pretty awesome!! We are very consistent with routines...but he is a super independent sleeper and he really loves his lovey (which comes everywhere with us when we travel!).

  4. Mrs Green Grass

    pomelo / 5628 posts

    We just had a 2am-nearly 4am wake-up last night (due to puking). Like @Sammyfab: I can count on one hand the number of times we've had to actually go get him in the MOTN (since he started STTN).

    He must've known I had to go back to work today :/.

  5. Mrs Green Grass

    pomelo / 5628 posts

    @Mrs. Bee: I agree!

    I kind of wonder how many of the moms of the big sleepers need a lot of sleep themselves...I sure do.

  6. Dandelion

    watermelon / 14206 posts

    DS was like that from about 12 months and on. He's still a great sleeper, at 6 years. He never argues about bedtime. He can also just close his eyes and sleep when he decides to.

    He gets it from me...I love sleep, too.

  7. littlebug

    honeydew / 7504 posts

    @Mrs Green Grass: Must have been the weekend for long sleeps! D slept 13+ hours Friday and 14+ hours Saturday night! Maybe our 11.5-month-olds are hitting a spurt or developmental milestone!

    Typically he sleeps 10-10.5 hours during the week, but only because I HAVE to get him up. On the weekends he usually sleeps about 12 hours.

  8. Sammyfab

    pomegranate / 3383 posts

    @Mrs Green Grass: I wonder that too! I've always needed less sleep and am admittedly a crappy sleeper. My husband on the other hand, is a great, super deep sleeper and can sleep anytime, anywhere. I guess my son is a combination of us both!

    I'm pretty sure some of these super long sleepers get a feed and are then put back down (if I recall other threads correctly)...but whatevs. Cheers to good sleepers!

  9. oliviaoblivia

    pineapple / 12793 posts

    @littlebug: I've been thinking the same thing! L has been getting 16 hours a day lately. I feel like she's always sleeping.

    @Sammyfab: no wake ups here. LO night weaned at 12 weeks. luck of the draw I guess.

  10. edelweiss

    grapefruit / 4923 posts

    what i'm taking away from this thread is that LO gets less sleep than every other baby. awesome.

  11. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    dd (13.5 months) typically sleeps 11-11.5 hours a night and has 2 - 1.5/2 hr naps a day. i am def one of those moms who needs a lot of sleep too. right now i sleep 8-9 hrs a night and i still wake up super tired.

    @Sammyfab: i'm glad that your lo doesn't have issues sleeping while traveling! we're going on our first vacation (a cruise) in a week and i'm scared! but LO is a super consistent sleeper. doesn't cry/fuss when put down and has only woken up in the middle of the night a handful of times since 8 weeks old. so i'm hoping she doesn't have issues on our vacation! still scared tho!

  12. littlebug

    honeydew / 7504 posts

    @oliviaoblivia: Yeah, Sunday morning I actually woke him up when it was approaching 15 hours. Then he took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon!

    @Sammyfab: MOTN wakeups are pretty rare in our house. Just got lucky! *knock on wood*

  13. Sammyfab

    pomegranate / 3383 posts

    @kodybear: Awww...she'll do great!! Cruises are hard though because the rooms are so small. When we travel and have to share a hotel room, I rig the furniture and use our portable blackout blind to create a little room for my LO.

    I'm tempted to take screenshots.

  14. Mrs. Bee

    admin / watermelon / 14210 posts

    @Mrs Green Grass: i don't need a ton of sleep, but i'm such a night owl that i need the late wake ups to get 6-7 hours!

  15. Mommy Finger

    pomegranate / 3271 posts

    My almost 14 mo doesn't nap well at daycare so he usually makes up for it on the weekends. He will normally sleep for 12 hours during the week (I have to wake him for daycare) and 13 hours on the weekends. Although, he gave us 14 hours on Sunday!!! He will also take naps that total about 3-4 hours. However, he is at home with DH today due to the entire state shutting down for the polar vortex and isn't sleeping much. He caught up!

  16. LuLu Mom

    GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts

    LO is 15 months and sleeps 7-7 (she slept until 8 this last weekend) & takes a 2 hour nap...we aren't complaining!


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