Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Poll Discussion: Sleep Totals for 12-15 Months Old

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Today's poll is on sleep totals. Parents often find themselves wondering if the amount of sleep their child is getting is in a normal range. This poll is specifically for children in the 12-15 month age range. 

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old?
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months?
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months?
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months?
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months?
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months?
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range?
8-Other comments if desired.

9 comments:

W said...

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old? 1.5 hours after waking in the morning and from first nap, then 3 hours between 2nd nap and bedtime.
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months? 6:30am because that's when my hubby gets up for work.
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months? 6:30-7pm
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months? 12...13.5 if our schedule didn't dictate otherwise.
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months? 2
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months? 2-3 hours. First nap almost always long, 2nd nap a bit shorter and often missed because of errands or some other fluke.
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range? Yes. It seemed great for her and for me!

AllieK said...

This was an interesting time for my son because he was struggling with dropping down to 1 nap. In hindsight a lot of our sleep issues & issues with early morning waking were a result of needing to drop down to 1 nap.

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old?

I thought it was 3hrs but it was really closer to 4.5!

2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months?

7am has always been our home's waketime but DS was up at 5:30 or 6am talking in his crib most days during this time.

3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months?

7pm. No change here.

4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months?

10-11 when he was taking 2 naps, and then back to 12 once we dropped down to 1 nap.

5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months?

2 for the beginning of this period and 1 by the end.

6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months?

With 2 naps he was doing one 1.5-2hrs nap then usually a 45 minute nap. Once we dropped down to 1 nap he would sleep 3hrs.

7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range?

Yes. Once we got over the awkward transition to 1 nap things were perfect!

Unknown said...

Mine dropped down to 1 nap at 13 months (early, I know). My responses reflect the 13-15 month timeframe.

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old? 5 hours
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months? 5:30/6 a.m.
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months? 7:30
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months? 10-10.5
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months? 1
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months? 2 hours
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range? My son has ALWAYS been a low-sleep-needs kid. Would love for him to sleep more, but he just doesn't need it. So yes, I think he's getting as much sleep as he needs. Ideal for him; maybe not for me. :-)

Lisa Liberati said...

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old? 2 hours before morning nap, 2.5 hours before afternoon nap
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months? 7am
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months? In bed by 7:45
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months? 11.5 hrs
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months? 2
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months? Morning was generally 2 hours and afternoon was generally 1.5
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range? Yup

Kate Riggs said...

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old? 4-4.5 hrs
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months? 8:00 am
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months? 7:00 pm
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months? 12-13 hrs (lately she talks to herself for a good 30-60 mins before crashing for the night)
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months? 1 (dropped to one nap at 13 months
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months? Usually around 2-2.5 hrs. Sometimes more sometimes less
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range? Well it would have been nice to stick with two naps, but she wouldn't sleep well for either nap so one nap it is. She seems to be doing well with what we are doing so it is best for us. She probably doesn't get as much sleep as most babywise babies but more sleep than those who don't use babywise

Jen said...

1. Optimal Waketime 12-15months:

2 Hours from morning wake time to first nap and then 3 hours from wake from nap to 2nd nap and 3 hours from 2nd nap wake to bedtime.

(Dropped to one afternoon nap around 13.5 months)
Wake times afterwards roughly 4 hours.

2. Child's morning wake time:

Between 8am and 8:30am

3. Child's bedtime:

Between 8pm and 8:30pm

4. How many hours of night sleep:

12 hrs

5. How many naps a day:

Started with still 2 at 12 months dropped to 1 at 13.5 months and did great

6. How long did naps last?

With two naps each nap was 2 hours. When dropping to one afternoon nap it last 3 hours.

7. Do you think your child was getting enough sleep for this age range?

Yes. He did great with two naps but then was ready to drop to one as he stopped napping well for the second nap after sleeping for 2 hours during his first nap. I gradually increased his wake time laying him down a little later each day and he adjusted perfectly.

Mara Kreiling said...

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old? 5.5 hours
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months? 7 am during the week and let them sleep later on the weekend if they would!
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months? 7pm
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months? 12 hours. Sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more.
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months? 1
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months? 2-3 hours
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range? Yes. I would've preferred longer naps for my daughter, but for the most part she was happy until bedtime so I figured she was getting what she needed. My son always took at least 3 hour naps so that worked for him.

Jennifer said...

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old?
2 hours, morning wake time to first nap, 2-2.5 hours first nap to second nap, 3.5-4 hours second nap to nighttime.
2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months?
7:30am
3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months? 7:30pm
4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months? 12 hours
5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months? 2 naps
6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months? 2 hours
7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range? Yes.

Ashley B. said...

1-What was your child's optimal waketime length for 12-15 months old?

His optimal waketime was about 2.5 hours from first wake up to first nap, 2.5 hours from first nap to second nap, and 3.5 hours from second nap to bedtime.

2-What time was your child's morning waketime (what time did he/she get up) at 12-15 months?

He would wake up around 7:00 AM. We would leave him to play in his crib until 7:20 AM.

3-What time was your child's bedtime at 12-15 months?

His bedtime was a solid 7:30 PM.

4-How many hours did your child usually sleep at night at 12-15 months?

He slept approximately 11-11.5 hours per night.

5-How many naps did your child take a day at 12-15 months?

He took two naps per day.

6-How long was each nap usually at 12-15 months?

His morning nap was about 1-1.5 hours, and his afternoon nap ranged from 2-3 hours.

7-Looking at all of the sleep as a whole, do you think your child was getting the sleep that was ideal for your child at that age range?

Yes, the majority of the time he seemed well rested and alert during his waketimes.

8-Other comments if desired.

Thanks to your advice on your blog our son has grown to understand that bedtime is bedtime. We haven't fought him going to bed since he was a tiny few month old (he is now 15 months). His morning nap can be hit or miss, but he loves his afternoon nap now, too.

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