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  1. Megan says:

    My daughter is 15 months and for the past month or two she’s been sleeping a ton! It was 7pm-7am and then a nap at noon for 2 hours but now she goes to bed around 7-7:30 and I have to go wake her up between 9-10 and she still naps for 2-3 hours. She can sleep for a total of 16-17 hours a day now. Is that concerning?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Megan – Thank you for writing! This is high on sleep needs for 15 months, but there can be a big variance in how much sleep each child needs. Is your little one is growing and developing well? This is a good indicator! If you are concerned, please check with your daughter’s pediatrician. They will know her best!

  2. Dacia Roy says:

    My 2 year old daughter recently started sleeping for 10-14 hours a night as well as napping for a total of 3-5 hours a day. I wasn’t worried at first because I figured maybe she is just growing. Now im concerned that she is sleeping “too much”. She doesn’t have any fevers, she eats normally but she seems to be very irritable during her woken hours. Could there be an underlying issue or is this normal?

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Dacia Roy, thank you for writing to us. Since I don’t know your daughters full schedule (if she’s very active, in a new environment, etc) it is hard to say, but I would maybe mention it to your pediatrician to see if they have any suggestions. It could perhaps be a dietary thing as I know my almost 2 year old is VERY picky so it can be hard to make sure he gets all the nutrition he needs to have a good attitude/the energy to match his busyness – or maybe she is just going through a growth spurt. I’m sure her doctor would be able to offer advise since they have her medical history. I hope that helps and you get the answers you need soon!

  3. Rae Lyn says:

    Thank you! 🙂

  4. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Rae Lyn — good thinking! Glad that strategy helped. 🙂

  5. Rae Lyn says:

    I cut her nap down to a little over an hour and that seemed to help. She only woke up once last night around 4am.

  6. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Rae Lyn — have you done sleep training with your daughter before? If so, then I’d suggest simply re-trying some of the sleep training techniques you’ve used before to help get your daughter back on track.

    If you need more insights into your little girl’s sleep (or lack of sleep, rather!), you can check out our free toddler sleep guide here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/toddler-sleep-training-secrets-free-ebook/

    Thanks for commenting, Rae Lyn! And keep us posted on how things are going. 🙂

  7. Rae Lyn says:

    It’s possible. Back around Christmas and New Years, we had to make back to back trips from Tennessee to Michigan due to family illness and then a funeral. I know it was very hard on my LO as this was the first time being away from home for that period of time. I just don’t know how to get back on track. She has a fairly regular routine.

  8. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Rae Lyn — So it sounds like this is a new problem, then? Could be that she went through a sleep regression, or a phase, or experienced some teething/illness, and got off track and has never gotten back on. Do you think something like that may have happened?

  9. Rae Lyn says:

    My daughter is almost 17 months old and has not been sleeping through the night for a couple months. She wakes up 1-2 times every night anywhere between 1am-3am and wants a feeding at least once. She takes only 1 nap a day for about 1-2 hrs. She has no issue napping, its just bedtime. She used to sleep through the night with no feedings and no waking and I’m. Not sure what is causing the problem.

  10. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Heather — honestly, I’m not sure. I’m not a trained sleep consultant, and I don’t know the history of your twins’ sleep, so I can’t provide any specific, tailored insights here.

    In general, I’d say that if shifting their naps is working okay for you, and for the girls, then there’s probably no harm in it. But if it’s not working for you, or if it doesn’t seem to be working for the girls, then you may want to try to carve out a more structured daytime schedule and then stick with that.

    Sorry I can’t give you more specific advice, Heather! But really, I’m not the best person to do that, since I haven’t been through the kind of training that our sleep consultants have.

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