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17 mo old sleeps all of the time?

Jake is almost 17 months old now.. before, he would nap for 2 hours.. broken up into two, one hour naps and go to bed around 8:30, 9pm. Now, he wakes up at 7am, takes a nap (on his own free will) from 10:30-1pm, another nap from 4pm-5:30pm, eats dinner gets a bath and is overtired (cranky) by 7:30. What is going on with him? He seems to sleep more than his 3 month old brother! Why is he so tired all of the time?

 
MunchiesMom324

Asked by MunchiesMom324 at 12:43 AM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Did you know…

    Long-term tiredness can cause: heart disease, incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, complicated pregnancy…

    Eventually, it tears down your immune system and damages your general health.

    * Try to give him nine to 10 hours of sleep at night
    * feed him small, frequent, nutritious snacks (high in protein and iron)
    * keep him well hydrated (don't let him drink too much close to bedtime, as waking up to use the bathroom will interrupt his sleep)
    * Cut back on activities
    * Try to take a short nap during the day not long ones
    * Ask for help from friends and family
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • My little boy is the same age and when he starts sleeping a lot it usually mean he's growing. Either that or he is sick.
    ronisaurus

    Answer by ronisaurus at 12:53 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Toddlers go through such intense developmental, emotional and physical changes in such short amounts of time. In addition, they are developing language and asserting their new found independence. One day they want to sleep alot and other days they don't wanna sleep much at all. Same goes with their likes and dislikes in food,toys,clothes,etc. It's all part of growing and besides that maybe he might just be sick.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Talk to the pediatrician about testing your son's iron levels. Sometimes my iron levels are low, and am borderline anemic...and it will make me sleepy and have low energy. That may or may not be the case, but just something to try.
    Glowing4Caleb

    Answer by Glowing4Caleb at 2:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2009