My 6 month old baby girl sleeps alot

Rebecca - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old baby girl sleeps alot only being awake for around an hour at a time then wanting to go back to bed, if she is not put back to bed she gets very grumpy. Not complaining at all as she still sleeps all night but as she is asleep all the time she is a little behind on her milestones

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Brandi - posted on 03/15/2010

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babies are all difft. and also need varying amounts of sleep. My daughter at about 6 mons. NEEDED 12 hours at night and around 4-6 hours of naps during the day. Most babies around this age require around 16 hours or so/ day. My son, on the other hand, BARELY slept thru the night at 6 mons. and it was a struggle to get many naps in either (both kids are still the same way to this day. My daughter would nap for 2-3 hours daily in addition to her 11 hours at night, while my son rises bright and early after about 10 hours at night and i struggle to get more than an hours worth of napping from him). I wouldn't worry too much about her milestones as long as she isn't way behind. My son is almost 2 and just started talking about 5 or 6 mons. ago. He didn't walk until he was 14 mons. old or so. He was barely on time with every one of his "milestones" while my daughter did everything months ahead of "schedule" she is now 4 and is reading at a first grade level. I don't see my son being like her, but he has so many wonderful qualities of his own. So try not to stress too much about "milestones" each child does them when they do them. they are just a guide and the variability among children is vast. I'm sure she's doing beautifully. :-)

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Rebecca - posted on 03/17/2010

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Thanx for your replies its not a new thing she has always been like this I should be grateful and I am but was just a little unsure. She not to far behind in her milestones so I am not going to worry to much unless she gets way behind. Thanx again.

Danielle - posted on 03/15/2010

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Have you talked to your doctor about this...My son never slept until he was about 10 months. He still wakes up sometimes during the night. To get a good night sleep I would die for it..lol..But if your really concerned with it I would def. has the doctor what he thinks. She could be going through a growth spurt. Has she always been like this??

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