Wants to sleep all the time now!

Amy - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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So, Addison randomly started sleeping though the night, finally!!! Shes been doing soo well and all I have to do is sit her in her crib and she goes to bed. Im so happy and proud. But now it seems she is extra cranky, looks very groggy and tired. She also still wants to nap as much as she used to. Im a little confused, I thought she would be much happier now that shes sleeping so good!

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I would guess your daughter is crankier because she is in her own bed now. There are some interesting opinion out there that say during the first 2 years of life, babies actually NEED more interrupted sleep to get the things they need to thrive and be happy....i.e. snuggles, nursing, rocking, etc. Sleeping through the night frequently makes us feel better but might not make her feel better. Maybe find some snuggle time with her during the day or snuggle with her for a bit at night before bed???

Just a thought!

Amy - posted on 04/23/2009

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Thanks ladies... I just wish she was happier. We went from waking every 40 minutes to sleeping 10 hrs a night, so I just thought that she would be much happier now since shes getting a good nights sleep. But she just seems soo cranky!! Im wondering if maybe its an indepence thing because she was co-sleeping and now is in her own bed. Maybe shes pouting a little, ha! Who knows... Thanks so much for answering me :)

Bethany - posted on 04/22/2009

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My daughter is the same age as yours. She, like Joy's son, sleeps twelve hours at night, with two naps during the day. That is completely normal. If Addison is getting enough naps, then it is very possible that she's going through a growth spurt. Natalie just finished one, and needed even more sleep than the 16-17 hours she already gets!

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On your profile it says your daughter is 1 yr 1month. At that age my son would sleep from 8pm til around 7-8am. Down for first nap at 10-11:30ish. Second nap from about 2-4. So altogether he was getting about 12-14 hours sleep a day on average and I was told by the doc that it's normal. Just wait....in the not so distant future she will drop a nap. Now he still sleeps about 11-12 hours at night but he only takes one nap during the day. Sometimes he naps for an hour, sometimes 2-3, depends on how tired he is lol

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