Need quick advice

@tcolwell (138)
January 26, 2008 6:30pm CST
My 3 year old daughter just fell asleep on the computer chair while playing a computer game, a little bit after 6 o clock. I'm wondering if I should wake her up or if she will just sleep until morning since she doesn't take naps. She woke up around 9 this morning. I just don't want to be up until 2 AM if this is just a "nap" instead of "down for the night". Have any of your kids ever fallen asleep this early and slept till morning. Thanks
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13 responses
• United States
27 Jan 08
If you can pretty much tell how she naps. I would say go on that. However I am an adult and just woke up from a 2 hour nap. I will be up well past 2am. I would let her stay another 30 minutes and wake her up for a drink. I had to do this a few times myself. I can't sleep when my daughter 13 is not able to. I just don't feel comfortable.
@tcolwell (138)
27 Jan 08
I know what you mean. I can't sleep until my kids are asleep either. Never know what could happen.
• United States
7 Dec 12
I feel the same way. My mom always told me that if you can hear your child they're probably fine, its when they're quiet you have to worry. This is definately true with my little lady!
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
27 Jan 08
I think it depends on what kind of a day she had, Was she outdoors and extremely active? If so, maybe she needs the sleep and just carry her off to bed. If you feel she is not that tired and will awken hungry in the night, then maybe it would be better to wake her up and feed her. You have to know your child.
@tcolwell (138)
27 Jan 08
Thanks for the advice everyone. She ended up waking up but luckily was back asleep by around 10:30.
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
tcolwell, Im aslo a mother of 9 yr old girl,,but i never experience that with her even Im not that hands on Mom to her I always make it a point that she could sleep within the 8 hr requirements... in your case she is still too young to be playing in the computer and able to sleep there too..maybe you could reorganized her playing time and sleeping time..its not yet too late to do that...as a mom we always wanted the best for our kids...sleeping in a computer chair would not be comfortable for her..theres no such thing as a perfect mom...but we are trying to be one..enjoy being a mom...
@tcolwell (138)
27 Jan 08
I didn't mean i would leave her in the chair to sleep. of course i would carry her to bed. I was just wondering if I should go ahead and put her to bed or wake her up in case this was just a nap. Anyway, she's awake now, with her 2nd wind. I'm screwed. She won't be sleepy again until about 2 in the morning. I better make a pot of coffee.
• United States
27 Jan 08
Yes, my daughter has. She fell asleep on the couch last week, I think. It was before 7pm. I don't remember exactly what time it was. Well, I let her sleep a little while and then tried to wake her. I couldn't get her to wake up and stay awake. She would open her eyes and look at me then roll back over. I put her in her bed and she slept til morn.
@tcolwell (138)
27 Jan 08
Lucky you. My daughter woke up. It's gonna be a long night.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I would wake her up sometimes the kids will stay asleep when they pass out that early for the night... but usually get up at 5 am too... it's never reliable to guess, so best to just wake her up & then put her to bed at regular time...
@tcolwell (138)
27 Jan 08
Thanks for the fast responsed everyone. I'm gonna try to wake her up one more time since she hasn't eaten dinner. I woke her up once and she went right back to sleep. She has a cold too. I forgot to mention that.
@MsEddie86 (236)
• United States
19 Mar 08
my daughter has done that plenty of times and shes 2 and she has slept through the night. has she eaten dinner or no because she may wake up hungry wanting somethin to eat. i have learned to feed my daughter early so that way if she does fall asleep early she wont wake up in the middle of the night wanting something to eat.
@mkmsam531 (269)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
I have a 3 year old son. My son also does that especially if he does not take nap in the afternoon. Sometimes he sleeps at 6 pm and up at 7 am. i think that is okay because every child have a different body clock
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
I'd say she's down for the night. You should tuck her to bed. I know its hard to wake up at that time but tucking her to bed is at least a small task to do to show how much you love your kid. Its the small sacrifices we make to at least show our love for our kids.
• United States
27 Jan 08
If it were my 3 yr old, I would wake him up. If he sleeps in until 8 or 9 in the morning, with no nap all day, he still can't go to sleep before 8 p.m. or he is up at 10 wanting to play for another 4 or 5 hours. Good luck! :O)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I would let her sleep for an hour or so she gets the rest she probably needs then wake her up and feed her. If you think she is going to sleep till morning may be I would not wake her up but I don't see her sleeping for 14 hours so I would wake her up but after she got some rest and sleep.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
Sometimes my kid sleeps while watching tv, espcially at times when they dont take afternoon naps when theyre busy playing, when i see then sleeping while watching tv, we just leave them there until its time for us to retire to bed also...i just carry them to the room and have them continue sleeping until morning...this often happens..
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
27 Jan 08
I would say if it is close to her regular bed time anyhow just let her sleep, she may sleep through the night.
• United States
27 Jan 08
I have a 3 year old as well. Sometimes he falls asleep really early and I am left with the same dilemma. Usually we are unable to wake him and have him in a good mood. I usually move him to bed and let it be. Sometimes he wakes up early, but usually its just a few hours earlier than normal, so not a big deal. Sometimes he does wake up for and hour or two in the middle of the night, but will usually just hang out quietly and fall back asleep. Good luck. Its a tough decision to make. Think about the temperment of your child before falling asleep and in general, then decide if you should wake her or just move her to bed.