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is this normal for a 4yr old?

my oldest has been sleeping longer than normal. he goes to bed around 7 and usually gets up at around 7-8. but this past week he's been sleeping till 11 or later. i check on him and ask him if he's okay, he just nods yes or no and snuggles in his blanket more. I'm at a loss. he has a dr appointment on monday but I'm confused. :(

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Asked by Fushithedruid at 11:03 PM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • He could be sick, or hitting a growth spurt. I think the doctors is a good idea. Maybe he's not sleeping well at night, tossing and turning or having bad dreams?

    Answer by Anne6633 at 11:05 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Growth spurt is my first assumption. My daughter goes through the sleeping spells occasionally and it usually doesn't last long. Is he eating more than usual? Mine will also pig out too during these times.

    Answer by Nanixh at 11:05 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • he's eating like normal, maybe more. i haven't really noticed. as for nightmares, he really doesn't have that many. i know when he has night terrors, he wakes up crying. maybe it is a growth spurt. i'll give a list to my dh when he takes my son in. (i usual am the one who asks the dr but i have an appointment myself with my pysch)

    Comment by Fushithedruid (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • yes he could be sick.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 11:17 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I would think growth spurt or he's coming down with something. My 4 yo goes through spurts like that too, with both sleeping and eating (not necessarily at the same time though) when he is growing a lot.

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 11:22 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • my first thought was growth spurt

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:45 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • My kids tend to sleep more right before they hit a big growth spurt.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 12:30 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Yep, growth spurt.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 9:04 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • i think hes growing. all my kids did that. it takes a lot out of a kids to grow an inch

    Answer by cuteness13983 at 7:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • thanks guys, tho my pediatrition really didn't touch on that too much ( tho i do have short term memory loss cause of my add/bipolar) also the dr was more concerned with robin's eyes more than anything.

    Comment by Fushithedruid (original poster) at 10:34 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

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