7-month-old Zoe is having a LOT of naps lately - maybe 4 or 5 a day, as well as sleeping from about 5:30 pm to 8 am, with a few wake-ups in between. She is sometimes only up for a half hour and she wants back in her crib. Is this anything to worry about?

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Sara - posted on 01/18/2009

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Quoting Patricia:

7-month-old Zoe is having a LOT of naps lately - maybe 4 or 5 a day, as well as sleeping from about 5:30 pm to 8 am, with a few wake-ups in between. She is sometimes only up for a half hour and she wants back in her crib. Is this anything to worry about?




I really wouldn't worry too much if she just started doing it.  She is probably just going though another growth spurt.  My daughter goes in phases like that too then it's back to up most of the day so she can play.

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Angela - posted on 01/21/2009

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definately enjoy it, my 7month old sleeps from 8.30 at night until 7am without waking but she stays awake all day, never has any naps, unless we are in the car then its only for about 10mins at the most!!!! its so hard to keep finding her something to do as shes not crawling yet, just rolling over but gets fed up of the baby walker, play mat. play gym, bouncer, etc, i have to keep moving her all the time!!!!!!!! trust me there should be nothing to worry about just make the most of it because before long you will be wishing she would just sleep for 10mins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elisha - posted on 01/20/2009

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im a mom of 2 girls 3 year old and 7 month old now and then both of my girls do that ....doctor said the same thing they grow while they sleep! they need it and you shouls enjoy it lol.....doesnt happen often

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2009

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Wow I wish my MJ would sleep more when he's going thru a growth spurt. He's wake more during his growth spurts.

Julia - posted on 01/20/2009

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It's probably a growth spurt. If you're really worried, talk to the Dr. When my LO goes through growth spurts, she'd sleep more. I guess their body needs more sleep to help with all the energy it takes for them to grow!!

Katie - posted on 01/18/2009

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My daughter is 7 months and naps alot too!!! Just a growth spurt like everyone else is saying I'm sure!! Lillie also gets real sleeping after her belly is good and full...and if you are playing with Zoe alot...she's getting alot of really good stimulation and it's probably making her tired!! So I don't think it is anything to worry about! Also, Lillie sleeps from about 10:00 pm to 11:00 am and STILL takes naps like that....once again...nothing to worry about I'm sure :)

Crystal - posted on 01/18/2009

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my son is 7 months and doing the same thing. his doctor said that my son is just going through a growth spurt.. and give him all the sleep he needs. there should be nothing to worry about

Jennifer - posted on 01/18/2009

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You may want to speak to your Dr. about this. Most kids around this age should be taking 2 naps a day.. Usually the first being about 2 hours after they wake in the morning (and the first nap lasting about 1.5 - 2.5 hours) and the 2nd coming about 2 after they wake from their 1st morning nap (this nap should average around 2-3 hours), some kids may take a 3rd nap later in the afternoon/early evening but should only last 3ominto 1 hour. A friend of mines child was napping alot and they found some type of disorder. Are you sure that Zoe wants to Nap and isn't hungry or want a change of scenery?

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my son is also 7mths and also going through a simial phase, he seems to be taking more naps lately, he wakes at 7.30 goes back sleep by 10 til 11, then naps again about 12.30 til 1pm then he goes bed at 2.30 til 4.30 then bed again at 7. 30 and it starts again thinnk its just a growing spurt

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