Amy - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 7-month-old DS takes between 2-4 naps a day that lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The total hours of naptime is about 4 hours daily. When he was about 5 1/2 months old we started trying to stretch out his awake times, but it's very hard to get him to stay awake for more than 2 hours before he starts to fuss. In general, I have trouble getting him to do floor time or even to play by himself with me sitting close by. He's not very interested in any of his toys when he's on the floor, whether he's on his back or tummy. This makes it hard to stretch out his awake time. Sometimes I end up just holding him for ten minutes or so to reach the target later naptime. My question is, is he sleeping too much, or do some babies just need a lot more sleep than others? He sleeps for about 11 hours at night.