How many naps does your baby have in the day?

Buffin - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son Max is 14 weeks old now and doesnt really have a pattern. Hes not sleeping through the night anymore as i have just stopped breastfeeding him and put him on to formula, but im sure he will get used to that soon. I think he sleeps a bit to much but im not sure. Any advice??

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Niki - posted on 12/16/2009

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i bf still, and i did try formual before he went to bed, but he reacted badly to it so now its just breastmilk. i noticed that when i put a bedtime routine in he slept for longer, and only wakes up once a night to eat now. during the day though he eats every 3 hours or so.

Jessica - posted on 12/16/2009

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I know that Buffin said she just stopped bf but I was wondering if any of the people who posted were bf? My son is 13 weeks old and still eats every 2-3 hours. He goes to bed between 8-9 and sleeps normally till 12:30 or 1 and is then up every 2 to 2 1/2 hours after that. I was just wondering if there was something I could do to help him sleep longer at night?

Alicia - posted on 12/16/2009

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Isaac is 14 weeks and on any given day could match one of these posts :) Just when I thunk schedule he changes it up!

Niki - posted on 12/14/2009

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With my son i can usually count on a somewhat set schedual if I get him to sleep by 8:30pm. He usually sleeps till 5, wakes up to eat and goes back to sleep untill 8/8:30, then eats, plays, takes a nap around 10-12, eats again, plays untill 2, has a short nap before eating again at 3 or 4, then plays and has maybe a 20 minute nap around 5, then we keep him up untill bath at 7:30, then in bed by 8:30. his schedual is baised mainly on his eating pattern, but i can usually predict how the next day will be by whatever time he goes to sleep. Your son will probably start sleeping through the night, cause formula will keep him fuller for longer =)

Brianne - posted on 12/11/2009

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My son wakes at 7:30 for a feeding, goes back down until about 9:30, naps at 11:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 usually. The naps usually last only about 45 minutes. Hope this helps...

Jennie - posted on 12/11/2009

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My son is 12 weeks old, and he doesn't have a pattern either. The only nap I can count on is the one about 1.5 hours after he wakes up, and it's usually a long one, around 2 hours. Then a shorter one, around an hour, around noon, and then just short 20-30 min naps sporadically after than. I wish I could even them out, and get him to nap more after 3pm cause he seems to still be so grumpy in the evenings! I try to stick to the Baby Whisperer's EASY schedule (Eat, Activity, Sleep, You time) every three hours, which works better before 3pm. He's been going to bed between 9-10, and just this week started waking up only once to feed before 8am!

Katy - posted on 12/11/2009

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My boy is 11 weeks, he sleeps through the night from 7pm-7am, he does however have a dream feed at 11pm, but he is begining not to need this as he only drinks around 30-40mls.
Day time is roughly (I am not too regimental about it)
7am up for the day, bottle
9am back to sleep has around 1-2hour nap
11am bottle up play nappy change
1pm nap for another 1-2 hours
3pm bottle play nappy change
5pm bottle
6pm bath, bedtime story, hugs
6.30pm bottle
7pm in bed asleep for the night
11pm dreamfeed.

I did exactly the same with my daughter who is now five and this worked really well for me. I think they need teaching day from night, and good day time sleep seems to make for better night time sleep, well thats what I found anyway, but they are all different! Having said that iwould never let them sleep more than 3 hours at a time during the day, as it seems to rob night time sleep.
Good luck!

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Do you wake your babies up when they are napping, or just let them sleep as long as they want? I usually wake my baby up so that she eats every 3 to 4 hours, but I've never just let her sleep. Could this be why she isn't sleeping through the night?

Buffin - posted on 12/08/2009

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Thanks guys, i suppose he will get him self in to a routine. I just let him do what he likes...for now! :) i suppose thats what maternity leave is for. Maybe theres no need for a strict routine just yet.

Kathy - posted on 12/08/2009

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My girl is 11 weeks, we don't really have a schedule, durring the day she does eat every 3-4 hours, some weeks we go through every 2-21/2 hours, she has a 20 minute nap after most feedings, sometimes longer, and then depending on if we've been out or what time she decides that her last feeding is going to be she's in bed between 9 and 11 for the night, up most mornings 8:30-9ish. Some days it seems like she sleeps most of the day, other days not so much.

Amanda - posted on 12/08/2009

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My daughter is 13 weeks and this is what her daily schedual is like,
6-7AM - feeding and straight back to bed
9-10AM - feeding and play
12-1 - half hour to one hour nap
2-3 - another feeding
up till next feeding at 5-6
7-8 - nap half hour to an hour
8-9 - feeding play for half hour
9-10 bed for the night

On the rare occasion she will be up again around 12 midnight to eat again.

Vanessa - posted on 12/08/2009

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My daughter is 14 weeks old also. She is so unpredictable! She eats every 3 hrs like clockwork, but sleep is another story. She sleeps fairly well at night, eating every 5 hours. but during the day she can spend one day sleeping the day away, and then the next having maybe 1 hour throughout a 12 hr stretch. Kinda frustrating, but hope it helps ease your mind.

Deniece - posted on 12/08/2009

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My son just turned 14 weeks and he sleeps all through the night and after that early morning feeding (between 4am-8am) he will sleep again for either 4-6 hours and then he his up for the rest of the day. He will have a few 20 mins naps in the afternoon and then he gets tired after his feeding at 6 but i try to keep him up as much as possible (we play a lot) until bath time and bedtime feeding between 8-11.

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