sleepin schedule

Victoria - posted on 10/23/2008 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 months old and she sleeps all night any were from 6 to 9 hours then she is awake for an hour or 2 then she sleeps for another 4 to 5 hours... sometimes she awake in the evening for 2 to 4 hours... is this normal?

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Tarin - posted on 11/03/2008

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yes, its very normal. My 2 month old does the same thing and she's been doing it since she was a month old. Be very thankful she sleeps and lets you sleep :)

Meredith - posted on 11/03/2008

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Most babies this age will sleep 10-12 hours at night (sometimes punctuated by feedings), then another 3-5 hours during the day in the form of naps.



My son is 12 weeks and has been sleeping exactly that way - 10-12 hours at night (and NOT WAKING UP for a feeding - YAHOO!) and a morning & afternoon nap. Eventually, yours will get there too and sounds likes she's well on her way.



We can consider ourselves lucky to have "sleepers"!!

Danielle - posted on 11/03/2008

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I think it's normal. My daughter is almost 12 weeks old and she is the same way. She seems like she sleeps all the time still.

Michele - posted on 11/03/2008

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:) my little girl is two months as well and she does exactly the same thing! i'm loving it. i'm not concerned in the least! she has the exact same schedule as you described! "normal" is such a relative term when it comes to babies. just enjoy it and love it! many moms are jealous! if she is gaining weight well and thriving, don't worry! :)

Ashley - posted on 11/03/2008

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Every baby is different. Mine is sleeping through the night also, for about 6-8 hours. It is very normal for your baby to sleep alot, this triggers the growth hormone. So the more your baby is sleeping the more they are growing. Soon they will get into a rhythm. My son likes to take little naps throughout the day. Maybe a half hour at a time every couple hours. Congrats on your little girl. She is adorable.

Autumn - posted on 11/02/2008

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i def think from all i have read that it is completely normal for her to be sleeping that long. In fact at this age your baby shouldn't be awake for more that 2 hrs. That means in the day you look for signs of sleepiness and respect her cues. sleep promotes more sleep. Both my sons were going to bed at 7 pm and waking at 7 am. Now my 1st woke at 3 or 4 to nurse- with my second I started dream feeding (I pump and feed him a bottle before I go to bed). The dream feed helps him go all night. most times your aren't putting your baby to sleep often enough and thats why they won't sleep well. The older she gets the more alert and longer she will be able to handle being awake. Healthy Sleep Habits Happy child is a great book about all this!

Alice - posted on 10/31/2008

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That sounds like heaven. Definitely be thankful. My daughter is 10 weeks old and she did have a few days of sleeping through the night at about 8 weeks which we LOVED! But then she reverted back to sleeping for 4 hours then waking up to breastfeed and then sleeping for another 4 hours. It's not too bad because she does go right back to sleep, but I do miss sleeping through the night. I know it will get better soon.

Abigail - posted on 10/31/2008

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It sounds good to me! My son is similar with his schedule. It's been the same since he was 1 weeks old. He goes to bed at night and sleeps 7-8 hours... wakes to feed.. sleeps 2 hours.. wakes to feed.. sleeps 1.5 more hours.. then he's up on and off through-out the day. In the even between 5-11 he only naps about an hour or two and is up the rest of the time.

Well back when he had to bad colic he would be down for 8 hours at night and awake screaming almost ALL DAY LONG.. thank goodness that has died down!

From what I heard we're some of the lucky ones with them sleeping through the night! Btw.. I also put my son to sleep often on his belly. I just make sure there is nothing in the crib.. form mattress and we don't even use bumpers.. no blankets. Only a fitted sheet. I check on him all the time. The way I see it.. most of our generation slept only on their stomach and we are all fine. Just as long as they can lift their head and control it well and have nothing to smother in I'm comfortable with it.

Heather - posted on 10/31/2008

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My daughter is the same way. I am also glad to hear that other babies are the same. I have been worried that she is sleeping too much. I have been told as well that I am lucky and not too worry. I guess I am just amazed that she can sleep that long without needing to eat, but I guess her body knows what she needs, and if she needs to eat, she will let us know (and she does!). The last couple of days she has been sleeping especially long at night--9-10 hours. I thought it was because we started her at daycare this week and for some reason it wears her out, but maybe it is just her way! I guess I should stop worrying and enjoy it. At least we are getting sleep as well!

Gina - posted on 10/30/2008

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One thing I just learned is to nurse right when they wake up during the day and then let them be alert for a time and then lay her down when she is still awake but drowsy. What I have been doing and seems to work is rock her with her pacifier and then lay her down with her pacifier and she seems to sleep better for me during the day. She used to only sleep 20 minutes and then be awake and I couldn't get her back to sleep during the day

Juliana - posted on 10/30/2008

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I am a new mommy and cant get my baby to sleep all night. Any clues hints or recommendations???

Crystal - posted on 10/28/2008

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Up until 3 nights ago Hugh was waking 1-2 times per night to breastfeed. All of a sudden he slept 10.5 hours straight! The next night was 8 hours straight, and last night was another 10 hour stretch. We'll see what happens tonight!

Catherine - posted on 10/28/2008

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My son is 11 weeks old and has been sleeping through the night since he was 5 weeks old, some nights he sleeps 10 - 5 other nights he will sleep 7.30 - 6.30. He is my late sleeper, my first 2 sons slept through the night from 3 weeks.

Charlotte - posted on 10/28/2008

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I have three children now and my 2 month old, cameron is the third and I have learned that if you keep your child awake as much as possible during the day they sleep better at night. I leave cameron in a bouncer during the day in the room my other kids play in and I let be as loud as they want and to hug and kiss him all they want (as long as they are being soft).Then at night I don't change is diaper (if it's wet) or turn on light so he'll know the difference between night and day. Now Cameron is sleeping about 8-10 hours a night where previously it was 2-3 hours.

Brenda - posted on 10/27/2008

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I would love to have my daughter sleep more consistantly at night she is 11 weeks and although she has slept 7 hrs a couple of times, generally that is only when she falls asleep in her carseat on the way home from somewhere and we let her stay in there! We were scared but our pediatrician said that if we left her strapped in properly at this age it was OK. Any ideas on how to help here do it more consistantly? and in her crib!

Emily - posted on 10/27/2008

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Sounds like you are very lucky. My baby has only about 3 hours daytime sleep and about 7 hour or nighttime sleep betweek 7pm and 7am, and that sleep is broken by at least one feed. He really fights his nightime sleep. How are you feeding your baby? Bottle or breast? If bottle, how many oz and feeds do you do a day?

Melanie - posted on 10/26/2008

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My first daughter would only sleep 4-5 hours in a row at night and during the day she would take 1.5-3 hour naps. But now my second daughter who is 9 weeks old seems to hardly sleep at all during the day....45 minutes here, 20 minutes there, but at night she will go 7 hours, feed then sleep another 3-4 hours. Every child is different. We have been sleeping her an her belly for the past 7 weeks, she would not sleep on her back whatsoever. We were told to swaddle her, but I live in an extremely hot climate and the swaddling made her so hot and sweaty so I went back to sleeping her on her belly. She still sleeps in our room and will until she is 3 months old. We purchased and angel alarm and monitor system and this helps me feel a little more relaxed about her on her belly.

Heather - posted on 10/26/2008

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My baby does the exact same thing. She will be 9 weeks on Wed! Good to know others are ?ing the same thing:)

Gennifer - posted on 10/25/2008

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I think it is! My daughter is almost 3 months old but she's been sleeping anywhere from 8-12 hours for a few weeks now! Sometimes she'll sleep for a whole 12 hour stretch (this scares me at times) and we have to wake her up to make her eat. They just go through growth spurts and get tired from all of the exploring they're starting to do. As long as your baby is gaining weight normally and is happy, it's perfectly normal!

Debra - posted on 10/25/2008

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Wow!!! I think you guys are very lucky... My daughter, also two months old on random nights will sleep anywhere from 5-8 hours, but sometimes it's only 3-4 hours and then is up for a couple of hours before I can get her back to sleep. Then to have her awake again in 2 hours or less. Everyone tells me to sleep during the day while she is sleeping, but she doesn't. I'll nurse her and she'll fall asleep in my arms, but two minutes after I lay her down, she's awake again.

Heather - posted on 10/25/2008

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My daughter is on a similar schedule. I've noticed that she's awake more and more during the day and she's been sleeping through the night for the past 4 nights. When she is awake we play, sing, do tummy time, read, etc. I think she's exhausted from all of the learning when she is awake. It sounds like you have a normal baby. Some just need more sleep then others. Girls, I've found, sleep more than boys.

Regina - posted on 10/24/2008

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We've found that swaddling her tightly really helps. That way she doesn't wake herself up with her arms moving around. I suggest a "kiddapotomous" swaddler. It uses velcro to keep a good swaddle. We don't use it for naps though. The kid can't learn if she's always bundled. I think it helps her to know when it's bed time too. But, you have to do what works for you.

Laura - posted on 10/23/2008

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Every baby has their own schedule but you have to train them to be on your schedule. Right now she has you trained! For being 2 months old though I would complain about her sleeping all night. Im lucky if my son sleeps more than 4 hours at night. As for during the day she should be awake and alert so she can learn about the world around her. My advice is to try to keep your daughter awake as much as possible during the day. Sing to her, play with her, put her on her tummy for "tummy time", do as much as possible to keep her awake. If she starts to fall asleep, undress her. That usual does the trick with my son. He hates getting naked!

Victoria - posted on 10/23/2008

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well she wouldnt sleep for mor than 1o min on her back so during the day i would let her sleep on her belly and i would check on her all the time... at night i couldnt get her to stay asleep so she would evd up sleeping on me while i sleep on the couch bc i would start to fal ssleep while i held her ... so after awhile i let her sleep on her belly at night especally after one day she put her self to sleep when we were having tummy time .. she sucks her thimb and rubs the back of her head so if she does wake up at night she puts herself back to slee. i konow you're not suppose to put babys on their bellies but it is the only way she sleeps for more than 10 minutes,

Melanie - posted on 10/23/2008

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How have you accomplished this? My daughter will only sleep about 5 hours and then she's up to breastfeed. She'll go right back to sleep, but she still won't sleep through the night.

Regina - posted on 10/23/2008

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That sounds just like my baby. She sleeps 9-10 hours at night. Then she's awake for about 2 hours before her 3 hour nap. She wakes again for a few hours then takes a nap before going to bed! Everyone tells me to be thankful that she sleeps all night. I've been told that their brains only grow while they are sleeping. I'm expecting another Einstein!!

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