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Parents of babies.....your advice needed...

Lulu'sMammy Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Right this is not a bragging thread, its genuine and any advice would be greatful.
My baby is 11 months, she has always been a good sleeper, she goes to bed at 545pm and stays there till 9am. After speaking with my mother i'm worried that this is "too much sleep", the problem i have is my baby WANTS to go to bed, she sits at the bottom of the stairs and crys untils shes took up to sleep.
Now she rarely has a sleep during the day, and we are constantly playing and on the go. She is totally happy, and we both know exactly our routine, which we are both happy with.
Would you just be greatful and appreciate you have a excellent baby, or would you keep her up longer, well "just for the sake of it" really.....serious please.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
be glad of the peace, you wait till shes 7 and arguing back
1 Like #2
jeez lulu baby does sleep a long time - does she sleep throughout the day ?

i think if you did have any fears you would have been up to see health visitor by now -
1 Like #3
You answered your own question

"She is totally happy, and we both know exactly our routine, which we are both happy with."

make the most of it.

Babies sleep around 14 hours, usually broken with an afternoon sleep, you're lucky in that she does it all in one go.
1 Like #4
At first glance I thought that this was very early to have the little one in bed, but if she is happy and thriving, and wants to go to her bed then what is wrong with that?

If you are both active and on the go all day and you see no ill effect that having this much sleep is having on here then I think you should just stick to it if you are both happy with it.
Too many folks these days look at 'whats right' but every child and parent, every family is different and people need to remember that.

Enjoy the quiet time, I'm sure it won't last much longer ;-)
1 Like #5
if your daughter is happy to go to bed at that time and sleeps thro then i see no problem. Normally at 11 months most chiildren will have a sleep during the day but your daughter obviously saves it all up for night-time which i think is fantastic. my middle son used to want to got to bed at 7pm every night and would often take himself off to bed early.
I see no reason for you to make her stay up for the sake of it as she may become overtired, grouchy and go "past it" which could result in a nigtmare of an evening. Keep up the good work LLM, she is obviously happy as she is xx
1 Like #6
She sounds perfectly happy to me so just go with the flow x Trust me my son used to sleep for 12-13 hours every night and then went to sleep for 8!!!! It was a killer!! Luckily after months of battles he's getting better so just enjoy x

My friends little boy sounds just like your little girl, he's 3 and a half now and can still sleep for 2 hours during the day and still go to sleep at 6:30 and sleep through until gone 7 x

Enjoy and relax x x Sleep promotes sleep as they say x x
#7
How would i know if this was affecting her? If she does have a cat nap during the day, she still wants her bed at 545....this isn't easy, im stressed thinking maybe it's abnormal!
1 Like #8
Stop worrying hun, Sam is currently on my knee after waking up for the trird time since going to bed at 7ish
1 Like #9
go with it hun you may find she changes it herself soon.

AM slept for 12 -14 hours every night till he hit 1 then didn't sleep a full night through for nearly 2 years.

If your happy and the little ones happy don't rock the boat just for the sake of it. :lol:
1 Like #10
Id say thats quite normal at that age, without a day nap.Well normal for a good baby.
My youngest is 20 mths and when she misses her day nap she goes bed 6.30 and raises at 9am. by 6.30 she is unbearably tired.
I have raised 7 and some have been good sleepers and some not.
Thay all differ.
Count your blessing cos itll all change soon enough i'm afraid ;-)
#11
macdoona
Stop worrying hun, Sam is currently on my knee after waking up for the trird time since going to bed at 7ish

Yes my daughter is 14 months and i have only just got her sleeping through, before she would wake up 5 or more times
1 Like #12
my 2 children love their sleep as well. my daughter is nearly 5 and goes to bed at 6 and had 13 or 14 hours sleep. my son is similar.

i think the more you sleep the more sleep you want, especially with children

i also think that good sleepers fight off illness better.
#13
Lulu'sMammy
How would i know if this was affecting her? If she does have a cat nap during the day, she still wants her bed at 545....this isn't easy, im stressed thinking maybe it's abnormal!


nah if she's tired let her go you'll only have a very grumpy baby otherwise. They wouldn't sleep if they didn't need it, maybe she's having a growth spurt x x :thumbsup:
#14
Both my Son and Daughter were the same when they were a babe hun......I always thought I was very lucky. They are 3 and 5 now and still have 12 or 13 hours. Don't think u have anything to worry about but if u are concerned mention it next time you see H/V or Doc :thumbsup:
[admin]#15
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Don't think you've anything to worry about lulu :) As she gets older her sleeping habits will probably change, you're her mum and you know yourself if something's up-
Mums have a habit of comparing what you do with the way they treated you as a child, I honestly wouldn't worry about it :)


#16
Being a mother of five, Really just let her go to bed and sleep, None of mine went to bed that early, make the most of it, Don't worry about too much sleep. Only thing is bet it restricts you when you want to be out late with her, unless she will slepp in the buggy,
#17
at 11 months, children also need sleep to rest from thier learning experiences that day and consolidate their learning in their heads. you may have an intelligent one on your hands!
[mod]#18
Keep the current routine..............i promise you it won't last forever. Enjoy it while you can. :-D x
#19
Wow that is a long time babe.
My son (18 months) goes to bed at 7pm and gets up at 7am (with a couple of wakes in the night and then we have to re-settle him). He has a nap in the day for a hour.
From reading this thread your babs is not out of the norm and obviously loves her sleep.
Keep up the good work yummy mummy xx
#20
Thanks guys, but i actually don't think it will change, she has slept right through from 8 weeks lol....guess she gets the sleeping from me. Yes it will be restrictful, but i don't tend to have her out much on a night only on hols etc
Blackpeppa your post makes sense, i'm constantly told shes intelligent, and she does pick things up quick, gets it from my mam, and obviously her own lol!
Thanks guys, it does get boring when shes in bed, and i'm on my own, but like i've always said this is my time....it was only my mother mentioning it again tonight, got me thinking what you lot think. Thanks.
#21
Blimey - care to swap for a couple of days??

Litle tyke of ours has a 'soap opera time' nap until 8pm, then awake til 10ish, then sleeps until she wakes up when the mood takes her - anytime between 6 and 8am.

Joy!
#22
both my children were exactly the same they used to cry at the bottom of the stairs to go to bed , they both still love there sleep and they are 6 and 10 now
#23
Its fine she happy dont worry ..my 18 month old went down at 6pm and didint get up till 10:30 am she usually sleeps 7-8ish and has always been a really good sleeper. You know if your childs happy x
#24
karaokecolin
Blimey - care to swap for a couple of days??

Litle tyke of ours has a 'soap opera time' nap until 8pm, then awake til 10ish, then sleeps until she wakes up when the mood takes her - anytime between 6 and 8am.

Joy!

Shes only a little one though!
#25
ha you've cursed yerself now Lou!!!!!!!

Seriously hun don't worry :)
#26
Lulu'sMammy
Shes only a little one though!



Aye but with a big gob like her mum!!!:thumbsup:
#27
My little one has just turned one and sleeps from 8 til 7.30, but she has a 1 hour nap at 9am and then 2 hours at about noon. So i think across the day it all balances off, so I wouldn't worry x
#28
Things can all change with children, my eldest daughter who is now 7 (nearly 8) was fab as a baby, slept through the night from 10 weeks old and soon going 12 hours at night, we'd wake up in the morning at 8am (went to bed around 9pm), she'd have a bottle of milk and then go back to sleep til 10.30am, sometimes Mummy did too, no such luck with second child who was also a good sleeper but had to be up for the school run bless her.

Anyway, eldest daughter always slept late in the morning, most days until 8.30/9am getting around 13 hours of sleep and also slept for about 2½hrs each day until she was nearly 4. My friends daughter who is around the same age rarely slept in the day and stopped altogether by 18months, would go to bed at 7pm but would be awake by 6.30am/7am. Forward on 7 years and they've switched, my friends daughter still goes to bed between 7 and 7.30pm and has to be woken up for school at 8am, will sleep longer at the weekend. My daughter goes to bed around 8pm and is usually awake by 7am.

Basically, all kids are different and like different amounts of sleep so I shouldn't worry in the slightest about your little one, and make the most of it as she'll probably be up at the crack of dawn in a few years time.
banned#29
As others have said this is not abnormal, shes a healthy little girl and she looks mighty fine to me, me daughter slept nie on from birth from 6pm to 7am, and had i not woke her for feeds through the night she would have slept from birth (she was jaundiced so needed feeding evry 3/4hours) where as my son never slept very much and still doesnt, all kids are different and as long as everything else seems fine there is nothing to worry about x
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