How many hours a day does your baby sleep?

Courtney - posted on 07/11/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone, I am just curious to see how many hours per day your 6-7 month old is sleeping.
My daughter is 7 months old, born December 2nd, sleeps about 16 hours total per day-some days 17 hours- and I was wondering if that is too much? I figure if she's sleeping that much she probably needs it. It breaks down to about 12-12.5 hours at night, 1 hour nap in the morning, and a 2-2.5 hour nap in the afternoon.
What's your babys total sleep time per day?

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Letitia - posted on 07/26/2010

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my daughter sleeps from 7.30/8.30 pm to 8.30/9.00am then has a 30/45min nap at 11am then around 2/3pm she can sleep up to 2 1/2 hurs

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Kamara - posted on 11/06/2012

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My 2 year old son sleeps 7:30pm till 10 am in the morning and still has 1/2 hours on a lunch time is this to much ??

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2010

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Sounds about right from what I've read! My son (born 12/18) sleeps about 14-15 hours a day. He sleeps around 11 hours at night (some times more, some times less) and has about 4 - 1 hour naps a day (sometimes shorter, some times longer).

Kristen - posted on 08/05/2010

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My son was born 11/22/09. He generally will take a morning nap for about 1 1/2 hours. He will also take an afternoon nap sometimes, but it is normally only 30- 45 minutes. He goes to bed for the night between 8:30 and 9:00pm and gets up for the day around 8:15am.
Total sleep time averages: 13 hours or so

Mckenzie - posted on 07/29/2010

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My daughter was born on Dec 7th and is now almost 8 months since she is mobile (crawling, standing) she is up longer. She goes to sleep around 10pm (if she goes to sleep earlier than that she waked up more frequiently during the night) and she wakes up at 5am to eat, goes back to sleep then wakes up when I get ready for work at 7:30. Her naps are 10 am, 3pm, 6:30 or 7pm. depending on if she is playing or not she may nap any where from 30 mins to an hour and 15 mins. If she takes longer naps during the day she doesn't sleep through the night.

Laurelle - posted on 07/28/2010

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Hi my son James sometimes sleeps for 30minutes and sometimes an hour. But over night is sleeping all the way through from 7pm till 6.00am. It all depends on his mood. But 6.00am is so early but is a routine now

Jodi - posted on 07/25/2010

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My son, born 18th Dec... would on a good day sleep for a 1/2-1hr in morning and 1-2hrs at lunch, 3-4hrs early evening and then through to 6am. When teething he would sleep a max. of 1.5hrs a day and wake every 3hrs at night - we have been in that cycle for a few weeks - yawn!
My twin girls (now 3) slept similarly to yours, sometimes 14 hours overnight... although one didn't sleep through until she was 10 months... and could have 3-4 hours in the middle of the day.

Laura - posted on 07/25/2010

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Some days my son does the same as you have stated but other days like today he only had roughly an hr a 30 min nap in morn and same again in the afternoon ! He is also 7 mths x

Sarah - posted on 07/25/2010

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My wee girl sleeps 11-12 hours at night (with one wake-up for a feed) and sleeps a total of 1 and a half hours during the day, spread between a morning (1 hour) and afternoon (1/2 hour) nap. She's 7 months old too. She's always been a very alert baby and has never really slept much during the day.

Mariah - posted on 07/24/2010

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It may be time to try again, but for the longest time we had a routine, our daughter has always been on one so we naturally made one for our son too. Staying consistent each night, keeping the lights out, no talking, playing, toys etc. We wouldn't even take him out of his room no matter how long he stayed up. After a couple of months of this we were just exhausted. We tried CIO for a week straight, but my heart just couldn't take it anymore. We live in Florida and right now our nights are pretty warm so we leave him in just his diaper over night. Both of our kids have very sensitive skin that they inherited from their Daddy so a bath every night is just not good for them. We've had to basically come up with our own routine to signal nighttime, and maybe he just wasn't old enough yet. I'll have to get some more good ideas, and find a suitable night to work at it again and see if anythings changed. Thanks for your response.

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My daughter is 7 months old today & she does around about the same but she has 3 naps during the day rather than 2 and they are only when she shows tired signs, i think we just have babies that need more sleep, just like some adults need more sleep overnight than others.

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mine hates sleep in general but usually sleeps 9- 10 hrs at night and 2 maybe 3 naps during the day ranging from 1/2 hr to 2hrs at a time. Getting her to sleep is never easy though....

Brittany - posted on 07/24/2010

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My daughter was born December 11th....she sleeps 12-13 hours a night & has two hour long naps during the day. Total she gets 14-15. :)

Victoria - posted on 07/24/2010

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Mariah - We began putting Leela on a schedule around 2 months. At 7:00 pm, we take a bath, put the diaper on, put the sleeper on, turn out the lights, and sit down in the rocker for a bottle (nursing in your case...I pumped and fed). I talk to her through this process every night the same way. You have to be VERY consistent!! Begin at 7. We are usually down by 8. When you turn out the lights...there is NO MORE talking. That is very important. The baby will become stimulated by your voice. If your son wakes up in the night, then put the pacifier in...WITHOUT TALKING, then walk out. Don't play with him. He has to know that it is still sleep time. In the morning, when you are ready for him to be awake, set your scheduled routine again...for every day. When I am ready for her to wake up, I walk in with a smile and talk to her about her night or morning. I ask her questions....sweet stuff. She is so happy. Then, we go to the changing station, sing songs, talk...all while changing the diaper. Then I change her clothes for the day. I think it is very important for her to know that there are day clothes and night clothes. She began realizing that when the sleeper came on at night, that is was feeding time, and also for the morning. I hope this helps a bit...Every baby is different, but consistent schedules help with all babies and are very important.

Mariah - posted on 07/23/2010

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I am SO jealous. Our son never sleeps. He has maybe 3 - 30 minute cat naps during the day, won't settle down until after 2am, gets up to nurse between 5-7am. Sleeps for 1-2 more hours. We have tried and tried to change his schedule and it only makes it worse and stresses us out. So now we're all on his time, lol. Please tell me your secret.

Jessi - posted on 07/23/2010

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my son was born dec 10th and he's hard to get to sleep but when he sleeps he sleeps alot also usually an hour nap in the morning early afternoon and then a 2 hour nap late afternoon and then bed around 9 nish gets up early in the morning for another bottle and then back to sleep til 9 or 10 am

Victoria - posted on 07/23/2010

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My 7 month old..December 17, sleeps about 13- 15 1/2 hours total. She does about 11-13 at night and then a 2-21/2 hour nap around noon.

Nicole - posted on 07/23/2010

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Wow! I wish my baby girl wld sleep that much. She sleeps thru the night 7 hours & maybe 1 hr nap in the daytime. All babies r different, if she wants 2 sleep that much I say let her.

Stacie - posted on 07/23/2010

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12 hours a night and one and a half hours nap during day same age born in december also

Lynne - posted on 07/22/2010

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My lady was also born Dec. 2nd, and she sleeps from 9 at night to about 5:30-6:30 in the morning. Then she takes a 1-2 hour nap late morning, and another 1 or 2 hour nap in the afternoon and a short 20 minute nap around 6 or 7 pm. So, I guess around 12 and a half hours a day. I need lots of naps too, it seems!

Sharleanne - posted on 07/22/2010

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Wowzers, some of you guys are lucky! I can only dream to have a good night sleep.

My son is 7 months born *dec 23. And I have tried everything. And he eats alot during the day but still insists on having milk at night! We have been trying to wean him off the bottle at night but then he is so cranky. I feel bad to let him ccry because for one we have a roomate and dont want to keep him u p and for 2 because when we let him cry it out he goes to sleep and is up like an hr later.

HELP!

Kristal - posted on 07/22/2010

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My daughter (Dec. 1) sleeps between 10.5 - 11.5 hours at night, but only takes two 30 minute naps during the day. Occasionally one of her daytime naps will last 45 minutes to an hour, but it's rare. Babies are all different. I wouldn't worry about it, like you said, her body probably needs it. Enjoy!

Maggie - posted on 07/21/2010

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I wish... my son sleeps 8-9.5 a night has a 20 min nap in the morning, an hour in the arvo and if im lucky another 20 min in the arfternoon. Hes very active and curious type that needs to see and be involved in everything

Maggie - posted on 07/21/2010

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My daughter sleeps about that much, too. 12-13 hours at night, and one 2-3 hour nap. Usually 15-16 total. My 2 year old sleeps 15-16 hours a day still, too and he is absolutely healthy and happy. Every child is different!

Erin - posted on 07/21/2010

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My baby born December 16th is about the same. 12-13 hours at night, a 2-3 hour in the morning and 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon. It's great for their growth and great for mommy to get a break.

Courtney - posted on 07/21/2010

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My son was born December 15th and is not a great sleeper!! A good night is 5 hours in his bed, then we co-sleep for another 2 or 3. He may nap for a total of 2 or 3 hours in a day but sometimes only an hour! He is not crabby!! Any advise anyone??

As for the crying at 4:30 am Davia, we have the same problem, hence the co-sleeping after 5 hours! I absolutely, whole heartedly disagree with CIO. If your gut tells you not to don't let anyone talk you into it. If it is something you want to try. Most current child experts now agree, a baby cries for a reason and it is important to respond to those cries. If an adult were scared and not wanting to be alone in the middle of the night and you locked him in a room in a bed he couldn't get out of, it would be abuse. Why is a baby any different.? I have read research that shows that it can be very harmful to a baby and the only things FOR CIO are people claiming "it's probably ok". There is always a middle ground between full co-sleeping and cry-it-out. Some other options are to put a mattress on the floor next to the crib (or a blanket or whatever) and lay where they can see you and sleep there if you need to, or go back to bed when they fall asleep. Or you ca take that a step further and put a mattress on the floor (where he's not going roll off of a tall bed) in a baby-safe room, and lay him on that and that way you can go lay with him when he wakes up and either fall asleep yourself or go back to your bed when he falls asleep. At least you can be laying down and resting instead of walking or sitting up fighting back sleep.

Just some thoughts that have been shared with me!

Stephanie - posted on 07/20/2010

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Davis, my daughter does the same thing some mornings. I have been letting her cry it out and it seems to be working. The last couple of mornings she complains for a few minutes and then goes back to sleep. At first she cried for about 10 minutes. It has taken up a couple of weeks to get to this point but now she puts herself back to sleep. Good luck!

Paula - posted on 07/20/2010

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Our twin boys were born 6 weeks early in December 2009. They both sleep about an hour in the morning, 2 2-1/2 hours in the afternoon and about 11-12 hours at night.

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James, my son, born December 21st, sleeps anywhere from 14-15 hours a day. Usually he sleeps from 8:30 to 6:30, then he nurses and goes back to sleep for two hours and is "up" for the day by 8:30. He goes down for a nap around 11:30 for a 2 hour nap and again at 3 for an hour long nap. In total, he sleeps on average about 15 hours give or take a half hour.



My only problem is that James sometimes wakes up between 4:30 and 6:30. I think it must be because the air conditioning comes on and makes him cold....he's only up for a few minutes and usually we'll just bring him to bed with us to finish his sleep for the night. It's not too big a deal now, but I don't want it to become a habit. Plus we're moving to a new house soon and his bedroom will be upstairs which will make it harder to go get him at 4:30 every other night.



I've been considering letting him cry it out for this weird morning thing...anybody have any thoughts as to how to fix this problem?

Stephanie - posted on 07/20/2010

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My baby was born December 9th and sounds similar. She sleeps about 12 hours at night, a one hour nap in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon and sometimes a half hour to hour nap around dinner time. She is starting to give up this last nap lately and sometimes sleeps longer at the am nap so she doesn't need this third nap!

Angela - posted on 07/19/2010

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For all those wishing they had good sleepers - my son born Dec 18th has health issues and has a nap at 8am for about 30min, then down again at lunch for about an hr and again early afternoon for about 45min.....

He's up every 4hrs or so at night!

This is really good compared to aruond 3mths when he had 3 naps during the day lasting 15min and was up every hr at night!

For all those who have good sleepers.... count your lucky stars!!!

Angela - posted on 07/15/2010

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Hi ya :)

My son sleeps exactly the same as your daughter and occasionally sleeps a little longer in the day.

But I will wake him up in the day ONLY if it starts affecting his night time sleeps (ie waking early around 5am) because he usually sleeps 7.30pm-7am.

Your little one has fantastic sleep habits already in place - Well done you!

All the best x

Ashley - posted on 07/15/2010

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My son born Dec 8th also usually takes two naps in the day 1 hour in the morning and then 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon. He sleeps 9 hours a night from 9pm to 6am. So 12-13 hours a day :)

Merlinda - posted on 07/13/2010

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Enjoy your time while she sleeps!! My 7 month old is sleeping about 10 hours through the night and takes a morning nap which usually lasts about 2 hours and again in the mid afternoon for another 2 hours. I was concerned before too, but I realized if she is tired there is no reason to keep her awake. So enjoy the often naps and sleeping through the night. Who knows how long it will last..

Mindy - posted on 07/13/2010

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My daughter was born on 12/3 and she sleeps 12-12.5 hours each night. Her naps vary a tiny bit from 1.5-2 hours long both in the morning and afternoon. I think she sleeps this much because she needs it. :)

Nicole - posted on 07/12/2010

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Taine will sleep 10-12 hours at night, 1 hour morning nap and 1-1 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon.

Sabrina - posted on 07/12/2010

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I actually just got back from my doctors appt today. And I guess it all depends on the baby. My daughter usually sleeps about 7-8hrs during the day and only 1-2hrs during the day. But the questioner i took asked if she was longer than that and they said it all depends on the child. Maybe she's having a growth spurt?

Darja - posted on 07/12/2010

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It's the same with my almost 7months old baby... For babies in this ageis normal to get 16-18 hours of sleepinf per day! So don't worry :)

Charity - posted on 07/11/2010

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Wow! Well, the recommended amount is 15hrs per day+night, so your child is right on track. Remember that every baby is different and you are probably right, if she is sleeping that much, she probably needs it. My baby girl born Dec 13th, only sleeps 2-2.5 hrs in the daytime and 7-8hrs at night. It seems like she is not getting enough but she is not grumpy or fussy. She is always in a good mood when she is not sleeping.

Joni - posted on 07/11/2010

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I wish!! my son (dec 8) takes two two hour naps a day and sleeps 9 hours a night. Im not complaining cuz its good sleep I just wish he would sleep a bit longer at night! 5 am is his wake up time and thats a tad early for me :)

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