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Old 08-04-09, 10:07 PM
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Kendall is just a few weeks over 1 year now. She has been sleeping a lot and pooping a lot. I thought I read their growth rate slows down about this age, so why all the sleeping?

Last night I tried putting her down early, at 8:30pm, and she slept until about 6:15am, but then fell back alseep from about 6:30-7:00am, when I had to leave for work. My mom had to put her back down at 8:00am b/c she was fussing & rubbng her eyes & Kendall slept for another 2 hours! Then 2 more 1 hour each naps and then bed again tonight at 8:30pm! My mom says she has been consistently taking about 3 naps every day, but on the weekends she does her normal 2 for us. I don't know what is going on. Should I be concerned? Is this normal?

My mom also said Kendall had 3 stinky diapers today and she had a fourth for us tonight. We've added more dairy to her diet in the form of cottage cheese, etc plus the whole milk-could this be causing her to poop more??
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Old 08-04-09, 10:36 PM
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I personally wouldn't be concerned. The more pooping can be an adjustment to the added dairy. I'd imagine that would even out once her body adjusts to the change in diet. There's no harm asking the doc about it if you're unsure.

As for the sleeping... some kids just like their sleep. Chloe (17 months) frequently sleeps 12-13 hours per night and 2-3 more hours in naps during the day (sometimes it's one big nap and sometimes it's 2 short ones) She will often go down for a nap 2.5 hours after she wakes up, even if she gets a full night sleep.

My niece on the other hand goes to bed at 7pm and very often wakes up at 10 or 11am the next day! She just REALLY REALLY likes to sleep. She even has 1-2 hour naps during the day. She's 10 months old.
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Old 08-04-09, 10:43 PM
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Be glad you have a sleeper. My kids sleep 10 hours a night, and Lukas only takes one nap of 1-2 hours a day. I have friends whose kids still sleep 12 hours a night and take 2 two-hour naps a day. And there is a big range of normal for poop, too. Lukas averages 5 poops a day, and his personal best is 7!!!!

A lot of kids don't go to one nap a day until 15-18 months.
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Old 08-05-09, 05:40 AM
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I wouldn't worry about the sleeping..she's obviously a child that needs sleep and also if she's teething and she could be with the funny poop some babies sleep more while teething
 
if you have my Lucy who only survives on 5hrs of sleep at a time with a 2hr awake time between you wouldn't be worrying so much
 
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Old 08-05-09, 08:06 AM
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I wouldnt worry about it either-- they can still listen to their bodies when they are this age
 
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