My 3 month old slept more than 11 hours straight, should I be worried or happy???

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Lauren - posted on 10/01/2009

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At 3 months old, she should still be wanting to eat AT LEAST once in that space. I wouldn't be worried unless it starts happening more. If you ARE worried, call your dr and see what they say. It never hurts to be cautious.

Nicole - posted on 10/04/2009

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Be over the moon. If bub is asleep they are not hungry! My 4 month old sleeps 12 hrs straight a night every night. The only thing is that because he sleeps so long at night he is hungry every 2 or 3 hrs during the day. I was concerned and my Health nurse said not to worry because he isn't starving for food

Taylor - posted on 10/02/2009

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Growth spurts can account for extra sleepiness. As long as your baby is growing and developing normally, be THRILLED at a little extra sleep.

Stacie - posted on 10/01/2009

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my daughter and son both at about one month old started sleeping through the night up to 10-11 hours and they are perfectly fine my son is two months old now and he sleeps from 10 pm to 8:30 am every night

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Jennifer - posted on 10/04/2009

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HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!! Both my boys were around 10 weeks my little girl was 6 weeks. She will wake up if she is hungry. If you are worried I would do a sleepy feed where you get them up before you go to sleep and feed them. They usally are asleep during the whole feed. That is what I did with all 3 of my kids I still do it with my 7 month old.

Patty - posted on 10/04/2009

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Absolutely happy!!! I self settled my last two and they slept through from that age too.

The health nurse on the other hand said that I needed to wake them to feed cause they

needed to have four hour feeds, but my theory is if they were hungry they would wake

up.

Kristina - posted on 10/03/2009

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I say be happy!! My daughter just turned 4 months old and she has been sleeping 10-12hrs since 3 months also! It freaked me out the first time it happened but my pedi assured me its perfectly normal!! Enjoy it!

Cindy - posted on 10/03/2009

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No!! Don't be worried!!! When my daughter was 3 weeks old she started sleeping 11 to 12 hours at night!!!! The doctor said if she was hungry she would wake up. When she woke up she would have her bottle and be happy!! There is NOTHING wrong with them sleeping that long. She still is a good sleeper and she is 17 months!!! Enjoy your baby!!

Tiffanee - posted on 10/02/2009

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My daughter slept for 20 hours a day up until she was about a year. I would enjoy it while it lasts. I asked her doctor and he told me that there are kids who bearly sleep and there has to be some on the opposite side.

Sharida - posted on 10/01/2009

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Be Blessed!! My daughter was also sleeping 11-12 hrs since she was 3 months old,,The Dr. told me to wake her and feed her in between till she turned 3 months old,, my daughter till this day which she is 18 months old still sleeps that long and even takes a 2 hr. nap after lunch. I keep her on a schedule which works like a charm,,

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2009

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I would be happy! I had a good sleeper like that too. Babies know when they are hungry, so I wouldn't really worry about it.

Jaimee - posted on 10/01/2009

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my son slept for 14-15hrs since he was at least 2mths old so dont worrie if their hungry they will wake!

Kylie - posted on 10/01/2009

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Not at all, a normal sleep pattern for a baby is up to 12 hrs sleep at night. As long as she is getting enough to eat, just be happy you can sleep

Mei - posted on 10/01/2009

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I find that as long as they are gaining weight consistently then that's not a problem and you should enjoy the time you have to sleep yourself and get other things done around the house. I know I did when my daughter slept for such a long time.

Ruth - posted on 10/01/2009

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Sometimes they do that for a night or two, and then go back to waking up more frequently. The first time my daughter slept for 8 hours, I wondered if she was all right, too. Enjoy it when it happens!

Karen - posted on 10/01/2009

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My son is now 3 but has slept through the night since he was 7 days old. If he was hungry or unhappy your baby will let you know!

Amy - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter was sleeping 12-15 hours every night. The doctor said that was fine. As long as they are eating it should be fine. The saying is "they grow as they sleep". Call your doctor just to make sure. I was worried because my daughter was a preemie.

Summer - posted on 10/01/2009

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be happy, but she'he should be wanting to eat more than that.... your youg one is more than likely in a growth spurt, they sleep a bit more in htose phases

Tracy - posted on 10/01/2009

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As long as your child does not have any other health concerns, I would enjoy it while it lasts!! As long as he/she is eating well during the day, is not losing wieght, or seem to have a lack of energy, I do not think there is a cause for concern. Sleep is when their little bodies and minds grow and repair themselves, and some babies need more than others! ENJOY!!!

Geraldine - posted on 10/01/2009

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does ur child feed well in the day mine did he was a big baby when born 9lb 8oz and from around three months most nights he went 11-12 hrs he still does as i have a routine with him once he goes to bed thats it till morn he is still following chart for his weight and perfectly happy and healthy as long as your child is not losing weight and doesn't sleep for more than 4-5 hrs in the day don't worry and enjoy the quiet my little boy is a yr old now and i am forever running around after him and he only sleeps for 1-2 hrs in the day now hope this helps.

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I'd rejoice and be happy! My son started sleeping through the night at 3 months and it was wonderful. Meant I could sleep too. He went through periods of waking up hungry again because of growth spurts or not feeling well. But, it's all normal.

Karrie - posted on 10/01/2009

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Be happy! As long as you go to your well baby checks, that they do the 1st year and everything comes out great, and you don't notice anything else going on, enjoy.. It may not last forever. My daughter use to sleep like that,but she wouldn't take a nap. My 2 year old sleeps alot. I think they got it from me, I could sleep for days. Just be prepared for when it changes!

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