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
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.
Jennifer - posted on 10/04/2009
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
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
Nicole - posted on 10/04/2009
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
Cindy - posted on 10/03/2009
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!!
Sharida - posted on 10/01/2009
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,,
Mei - posted on 10/01/2009
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.
Amy - posted on 10/01/2009
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.
Tracy - posted on 10/01/2009
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
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.
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
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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