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Can you please tell me how much sleep my son should be getting at this age

Hi Maree.
I would like to know if my 16 month old is sleeping too much. He has always been a good sleeper and has slept through the night from 6 weeks of age. For the past few months he has been going to bed at 8.30 and waking anywhere from 11 to 12.30 the next morning. He will then go down for an afternoon nap from 2 until 3.30. This is great for me as I work nights, but I am worried that he is sleeping too much. Can you please tell me how much sleep my son should be getting at this age. Thank you.

Maree...
Answer: Hi, This is a lot of sleep I must say. At this age you would expect 7pm to 7am with one good early afternoon nap of 11/2 to 2 hours. I always think if at any time you are concerned about baby`s health have him checked out by your doctor - follow your gut instinct. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 08 Jul 2009