Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Extreme Tiredness

Dear Kay,

I have a 14 month old toddler and she seems to do nothing but sleep. She'll go to bed at 8:30, sleep through the night, not wake up until 10:00 or 11:00 in the morning, and then go back down at 1:00 for a nap that will last until 5:00 or 6:00 (sometimes later). She's never had trouble as an infant with sleeping and waking but as she gets older she sleeps more than what all the guidelines suggest is normal. She is rather large for her age (she weighs 29lbs. and is almost two feet tall) but is there anything I should be worried about with her only being awake for 5 or 6 hours a day?

Dear Robyn:

Although each child is different and what is normal is defined on a total population of children at the same ages, anytime a parent is worried, I suggest they consult with their Doctor.

Please do call your doctor and go from there as this is more of a physical issue.

M Kay Keller

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