7 month old sleeping a lot

Beth - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I need everyone’s help. My daughter is just over 7 months old and for the past 2 days she has been sleeping a lot. She acts like she feels fine, she doesn’t have a fever or anything. She will sleep for around 2 hours get up for 2 hours and go back to sleep. She does this from about 10:30 or 11:00 on. She goes to sleep around 10 or 11 at night. She still gets up 2 or 3 times during the night to eat. She is always up at 7:30 when her daddy leaves for work though. So from 7:30 til 11 she is up and playing. When she gets up she plays, laughs, and talks to us. Does anyone think something is wrong????

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Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2013

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How come some people put there babies to bed at 11? That is three hours past what my pediatrician recommends! I found this post because my daughter is 7 months now and very sleepy today. She went back to bed at 8:30 am slept til 10. Now it's 12:30 and she is in bed again! I hope it's a growth spurt. I like the response about maybe about to crawl! I am watching her closely.

Twanna - posted on 10/27/2009

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at 7 months they go through a growth spurt..my youngest is 14 months and she is doing it again. u will probley find out she is eating more also. as long as she is acting fine i wouldnt worry,,it will oass in a week or so.

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you might also try to keep her awake longer after 11, i know it's hard, but that might help her sleep better through the night. She may be sleeping too much during the day, so isn't sleeping well at night.

Brandy - posted on 10/27/2009

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She is either having a growth spurt or battling a virus. Sometimes the immune system will kick in before they get any symptoms and fight it off before you knew it was there. They sleep like crazy when they are growing too because they need all of that energy to grow. She is just doing what her body is telling her too so don't worry, she will be back to normal in a few days.

Anna - posted on 10/27/2009

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It's probably just a growth spurt - they grow most while they're asleep. I think the only time you have to worry about sleepiness is if they've had a bang on the head, if they are ill, or if it's hard to wake them and they don't come fully awake. I don't think you should worry. Babies change their sleep habits with each new stage of development. Maybe she's about to learn to crawl or something - I think their brains make new connections while they are sleeping.

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Joanna - posted on 10/27/2009

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growth spurt, perhaps? My daughter did that around 6 months, 9 months, and a year, and now that she's 2 she sporadically does that... sleeps for 14 hours at night, is happy and all, eats a ton, takes a 3 hour nap, etc. Then I notice later she seemed to have grown.

April - posted on 10/27/2009

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i'm jealous...i wish my son would sleep a little more. Doesn't nap...he's up alllllllll day until bed at 8pm. He's 10 months old and has been like that for a while

Jessica - posted on 10/27/2009

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Maybe a growth spurt, or maybe she's anemic? My son Seth became anemic at about 10 months old..he acted fin, but he slept A LOT. He had become pale though..so if her color has been lighter than usual perhaps as the doctor to do a blood test for anemia. :) Then again it could just be who she is..She may just be a sleeper...

Lindsey - posted on 10/27/2009

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She could be going through a growth spurt. I am a new mom, but I am training to be an RN, and they say that babies don't usually find a good steady sleep schedule for some time. I woudn't worry too much, but if you are very concerned, I would ask her pediatrician what they think about it.

Beth - posted on 10/27/2009

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We have been putting rice cereal in her milk since she was 6 weeks old because she had a spitting up problem and dr told us it wouldn't hurt her. I was mostly concerned about her sleeping all day....but she could be growing. She also still eats her milk, and baby food. She has been drinking more milk and milk more often so she prob is growing. Thanks!!!

Bridget - posted on 10/27/2009

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My granddaughter was taking naps like this too. She is now almost 10 months and she is up all the time but she sleeps all night. We give her a little bit of ceral at night and she is good until about 8am. Than she is up until about 11am takes a short nap and she is up for the afternoon and might take a nap of about an hour. Than at night we give her the ceral or baby food and she is out like a light for the night.

Michele - posted on 10/27/2009

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I don't think anything is wrong. My daughter went through a period just like that. What I did is kept her up playing or going for a walk. sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't It lasted a few weeks then went away I say they are growing and there little bodies are trying to catch up. Try not to worry and let me klnow what happens. good luck

Chantel - posted on 10/27/2009

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From my experience with having my own child and working with Children. I think she is just probably going through a Growth Spurt. Wrost case senerio, u may what to have her iron check. When in doubt call you Peditatrian. Good Luck.

Tiffany - posted on 10/27/2009

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Maybe she's going through a growth spurt. I know when my girls start sleeping a lot, their getting ready for a big growth spurt. Or maybe, she's getting more tired, because she's getting more active. As long as she's still eating, drinking and acting normal, she's probably fine. Good Luck :)

Joanne - posted on 10/27/2009

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I think it's fine. My daughter loved to sleep too!!! She would stay up for 2 hours go back to bed for 2 hours. And this pretty much went on all day. Even now, she is 13 months ans still gets 2 hour and a half naps a day.

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