Is he sleeping too much?

Elizabeth - posted on 07/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 2 1/2 month old son sleeps 12 hours at night from 8-8, then he takes two or three 2 hour naps a day. His first nap is usually only about two hours after he wakes up in the morning. I was wondering if anyone else has had these experiences with their babies and if it's normal. I feel that he is sleeping too much and am not sure if I should be thankful or worried....? Help?

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Kayla - posted on 07/06/2009

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My baby did the same thing. The doctor assured me that it was perfectly fine. They do most of their developing while they are asleep. Just make sure that during the day you don't let him sleep for more than three hours at a time. That will help him keep his days and nights straight. My daughter is 8 months old and she sleeps from 7:30-6 at night and takes two naps during the day still. Some babies just sleep more :)

Joy - posted on 07/06/2009

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very normal. they should sleep this much at this age. My son was doing 12hr nights and 4-5hrs thru the day at that age.....it decreases as they get older. He is still doing 12hrs thru the night but he has cut down to 2-3hrs thru the day and he is 10months old.

Anahi - posted on 07/04/2009

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Dont be worried I have a similar baby and the pediatrician said it was fine as long as they are feeding and gainig weight. Their stomachs are bigger so they dont feed as often when they were less than a month old. Be grateful

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