Has anyone ever had a toddler diagnosed with a sleeping disorder or something similar? My 2-year-old has never really slept all night. She will either wake up once or very early or sometimes be up for several hours throughout the night. Now she does this so often it’s sad to say I’m almost used to it. She will take one nap throughout the day, and it’s nowhere near bedtime. Just wondering what could be causing this, we do have an appt with her pediatrician next week and will be following up on this￼
My son woke up every single night at 3 - 330 am til he was 5.
They grow out of it. He’s almost 10 and sleeps great now.
Remove the nap as hard as it seems . Only reason all 3 of my boys started sleeping all night (all shortly after turning 2)
It doesn’t sound like a sleeping disorder. It is normal that young children wake up at night. You have to have a plan and a strict sleeping schedule in place and follow it every single day. Bad sleep habits form because of many things, sometimes it because they are overtired, sometimes it’s because there is no routine and sometimes it’s because you haven’t set boundaries and rules and stick to them.
It’s definitely normal and not a disorder at that age. All kids sleep different. My oldest didn’t sleep through the night until 4. He would go to sleep at 8 wake up between 12-2, go back to sleep and wake up at 8, now at 11 he sleeps from 8-5 . My second son hardly ever sleeps hes now 9. He slept in from like 8 pm- 2 am wake up for 4 then take maybe go back for 2-3 hours, never a nap taker. At 9 he sleeps from 10-5 am. My three year old finally slept through the night by 2. Now she sleeps from 7pm until 4 am, takes a nap at 3 for about a hour. My 5 month old sleeps from 7-12 wakes up for one hour then sleeps till 8 am, and takes a nap from 12-2. I don’t care how strict you go by schedules all people are different. I need 10 hours or atleast a tiny nap during the day. Hubby can go off 6 hours of sleep and be fine. Just because your kid sleeps differenrly doesn’t mean theirs something wrong. I would only worry if they sleep to much
None of my 3 kids slept all night until about 2and a half
My grandson is almost 2, he sleeps 12 hour stretches at night, however he wakes a couple times thru the night & still wants a clean diaper, a drink from a bottle (he’s just now weining from breast) & if teething, we give Tylenol to help him rest.
He also loves it to be dark with a fan on low & will not sleep soundly if there’s no fan or even a nightlight on.
I don’t think you have a sleeping disorder, I think you just have a little one learning how to sleep.
Just hold her, rock her, sing or hum to her & honestly just enjoy that quiet bonding time because it slips away so very fast
I don’t think it’s a sleep disorder my two year old currently doesn’t sleep at night she stays awake all night till like 5 am or she go to sleep and sleep for a couple hours or a few and wake up at 3 am and awake till like 9am
My son was the same it was due to many ear infections and Autism
Our 3 yr old son stays up til sometimes 4 or 5am usually by 3am hes sleeping this is his norm right now. We even took his light bulb out thinking if he couldn’t see to play he’d sleep. We were wrong lol. Our 2 yr old daughter has never slept through the night. They end growing out of it with age. I dont sleep through the night either and im 36 lmao
Totally normal. Cut back on her nap and ensure she gets a lot of energy out in the late afternoon before bedtime.
Sounds normal to me, my kids are 5 and 4 and still do this sometimes
Following I have a 2 year old son that still wakes up multiple times a night no matter what I do
How is that a sleep disorder… it normal… my 2 year old still wakes up through the night (not every child is the same) I still wake several times at night…
My oldest is 5 and wakes up once or twice a night still. Unless there are some other kind of symptoms than I would say its normal.
Sounds like a thing they do. My almost 3 year old will fall asleep at 8-9 and wake up around 11pm and be up for hours before falling back asleep
My son was this way basically from birth, he never really slept. No matter what we did it was the same every night. When h was 2 we talked to his doctor and had a sleep study done. Turned out he had obstructive sleep apnea that was causing him to never really sleep. He had a sleep study done and they found he was waking up on average 45 times per hour, thats almost every minute, from lack of oxygen. It wasnt like he was becoming wide awake but he never really hit REM sleep. That was the average though so sometimes he would go a little longer before waking up and sometimes it was even more frequent. He had his tonsils and adnoids removed and its gone. He sleeps like a champ now, no more waking up and plus he has a much better attitude and is able to focus and learn better. Any way my advice is get a sleep study done. Its hell when they are that young to do it but it could be worth it. He is almost 3 now and every once in a while he will wake up at night, but he doesnt stay up he just wants to cuddle or change his pull up then right back to sleep. I am not saying all these comments who say this is normal are wrong, but don’t count it out. If you have concerns definitely bring it up to your doctor. I thought it was normal for my son too and it turned out not to be.
A disorder? You mean a completely normal toddler?
There’s nothing wrong with your daughter. I feel like you just described my 3 year old and some of the phases we went through. It’s so exhausting, i tell everyone that i haven’t slept in 3 years and they think I’m joking lol. I’m right here with you waiting for my son’s sleep to improve but I know it will happen and probably sooner than we imagine. Hugs
I’ve always wondered if my son (17m) inherited my insomnia… but I think he’s just a toddler who doesn’t sleep well! Similar situation here. He takes one long nap in the afternoon then has about 5 hours before bedtime. Usually goes to bed REALLY late though, and gets up after a few hours (around 3am) and stays up for 3-4 hours! Then goes back to bed. It’s brutal! It goes in waves for him though… hopefully your daughter gets a normal sleep schedule down at some point. But I have had friends say their kids never slept well until they started school