how much is your baby sleeping.?

Norma - posted on 05/04/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My daughter's goes to bed at about 9pm and get up between 6:30 and 7am. She will take about 3-4 15-20 minute cat naps during the day. I am just wondering if this is normal.

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Amber - posted on 05/20/2009

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Sounds exactly the same as my baby!!!! So weird...(Except for the nights here and there she wakes up!

Amber - posted on 05/20/2009

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Quoting Tara:

i wouldn't worry...we sleep anywhere from 9-11 hours a night, and 2 1hour naps, sometimes a third for about 20-30 mins if he's been outside or very active


Same here with that 3rd nap. She's waking up twice a night these days :( She just got tubes in her ears on Thursday and slept well for three nights after...then a few nights ago she started waking up crying. Last night she woke up crying at 3 and then woke up around 4 clapping her hands and babbling. I'm so tired!!!!

Angela - posted on 05/19/2009

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That dosen't sound too bad to me and I am an EC teacher as well every child is different and if shes not getting enough I'm sure you would know :) Austin goes to bed around 7pm and gets up between 6.30am - 8am (normally 6.30 so DF can drop me at work). He has a sleep at about 11am for 30-45 minutes and sometimes one in the afternoon at 3pm but he dosen't always need this if he has a bigger morning sleep. He prefers to sleep at night and thats good in my books!

Lise - posted on 05/19/2009

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My daughter 'sleeps' at night from 7 - 6:30, but wakes every 1.5 - 2 hours to nurse. During the day, she takes a half hour morning nap and 1 - 1.5 hour nap in the afternoon. She used to take only 20 minute catnaps, but it wasn't enough and she would act downright insane in the late afternoon. I used some techniques from the No Cry Nap Solution and now we get that better afternoon nap. I would prefer she nap longer, but it seems to be enough for her - she is rested and happy.

Amy - posted on 05/18/2009

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Eden goes to be at 8 o clock on the dot. She normally gets up around 6:30-7ish. Now, I don't know about the cat naps. But hey, if It seems to be working for her and she is not fussy then I say each baby is different. Have you tried to not get her up immediately after she stirs when she is taking a nap? She might be just moving around. She might go back to sleep.

Jayme - posted on 05/18/2009

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My baby girl goes to bed at ten, wakes up at 9:30, has a nap at 11 until about noon.
Then has another nap at 3 until 4-ish.
She's always in good spirits, so I know she's getting enough sleep :)

As long as she seems like she's getting enough rest, you should be okay.
Some babies sleep more, and some less. All depends on the baby.
And if you're still worried, my suggestion would be talk to your pediatrician about it.

Vanessa - posted on 05/16/2009

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well my daughter goes to sleep late with me like at 11 and she also take 3-4 15-20 min naps..but if im really lucky it will ba an hour lol so i think your daughter is fine =]

Lisa - posted on 05/15/2009

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My first 3 kids were never sleepers. #3 in particular has always been up till 9.30pm then awake between 7-8am. As an infant she'd wake a few times at night and then would have 2-4 half hour naps during the day. Now she's almost 4 but she gave up daytime naps at 2 like her older sister LOL

#4 goes to bed at about 8-9pm, wakes for a BF at midnight-1am then sleeps until 6.30-7am when she wakes for another BF and we get up. She then has naps around 11am and 2-3pm which can last 1-2hours. That would average about 10-12 hours awake to 12-14 hours asleep over 24 hours, not bad IMHO

Marina - posted on 05/15/2009

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Mine goes to bed around 8pm, wakes up around 3 or 4 am and won't go back to sleep unless I give him a bottle of milk and then he sleeps till 6 am and has 2 naps during the day, have no idea what to do, is it too late for the cry it out method because he sits up now and even lifts himself up! Any ideas?

Laura - posted on 05/12/2009

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Mine does the same thing some days. He sleeps from 8:30-9:00 to 6:00-6:30, then naps twice before noon (less than an hour each). He used to nap twice in the afternoon, too, but just started napping only once in the afternoon (for about an hour, two if I'm lucky). I think that if your baby is happy and not fussy all the time, then she's getting the right amount of sleep for her.

Linn - posted on 05/12/2009

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My son also took these cat naps, never more than 30 minutes, which was driving me crazy, but now he sleeps much better. We havent done anything different, it just came as a natural developement when he got bigger. At night he sleeps from around 7.30-8 pm until 6-8 am. In daycare he sleeps 45 min in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon. At home though, he only sleeps about 1-2 hours in the afternoon. Daycare is obviously very draining, because regarless he is always tired enough to go to bed again between at 7.30-8 pm at night! But some babies need a lot of sleep and some babies need less. Its individual, and can change as they get older...

Tara - posted on 05/09/2009

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i wouldn't worry...we sleep anywhere from 9-11 hours a night, and 2 1hour naps, sometimes a third for about 20-30 mins if he's been outside or very active

Jamie - posted on 05/08/2009

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My daughter sounds like yours. I thought i was alone! Everyone i know their children actually sleep! My daughter will go to bed around 8-8:30pm (if shes not disturbed at that time) and wake anywhere from 530 to 7am. She takes 1 20 minute cat nap by 10-11 am and she will take a half hour around 3 or 4. I asked the doctors repeatedly if it was normal and they said "some babys need less sleep than others" My daughter didnt sleep well from day 1! They said shes developing normaly and shes fine. Some times they grow out of it and some times they dont. Just keep doing what your doing!

Mary - posted on 05/07/2009

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Miley goes to be at 7pm and wakes at 9:30am. Then shes up eats some breakfast...plays...eats lunch at 11:30 am, then lays down at 12 pm for her nap...usually naps until 4pm and then its up to play and then supper at 5:30pm..bath, play then bedtime again at 7!



If she doesn't get her sleep, trust me, shes not a happy girl to be around!

Bethany - posted on 05/06/2009

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I tend to agree with Lainie- although I obviously don't know your baby and maybe she doesn't need as much sleep (does she seem well rested? happy and developing normally?)

My son sleeps 7:30 to 7:30 and for at least 1 1/4 hours both in the morning and afternoon. He was a short napper (25-30 minutes) when he was younger but thank goodness he stopped that!

I think "normal" is longer nights and only 2 naps at this point...but who's normal??? I wouldn't stress if it doesn't seem to be bothering her (or you) and your dr isn't concerned. If you are concerned there are things you can do to help her sleep more- I found that the Babywhisperer worked for us...but that's just a suggestion!

Best Wishes ~>

Jessica - posted on 05/04/2009

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My son sleeps about 10 hours a night and takes 1 or 2 hour long naps. He's a sleeper!

Ldoo - posted on 05/04/2009

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Doesn't sounds like enough sleep, no. Not bad, though.



I know that the "perfect" sleep for babies this age is 10-12 hours at night and about two naps during the day of at least an hour each, preferably more for the afternoon nap.



My daughter sleeps 6:30-6:30 at night. Her naps at home are good, usually 45-1 hour in the morning and 1.5-2 hours in the afternoon. At daycare, though, they're awful. A good day is two 45 minute naps. That's definitely NOT enough. But luckily, she sleeps like a champ at night.



I'd suggest you move your daughter's bed time up. I've read that the best bed time for them is somewhere between 6 and 8 p.m. It worked wonders for my baby. You think that will cause her to wake up earlier in the morning, but it won't. I promise. :)



For naps, I'd suggest letting her lay there after she wakes up until it's been an hour (or close to). If she's not crying, let her be. She may very well go back to sleep. My daughter does 75 percent of the time. If nothing else, it teaches her that this is quiet time.



If she's crying, do what you're comfortable with, but I suggest letting her cry for a bit. Again, she has to learn that it's nap/quiet time.



Good luck!

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