Is my baby sleeping to much?

Celine - posted on 03/11/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is about to be one the 26, and in the last week I would put her down for her regular naps, but she can sleep all day if I didn't wake her up. She sleeps 12-13 hours a night, and takes a nap at 11, and then 4 and goes to bed at around 7-8 without any problems but now the only way she wakes up from her naps is if the phone rings or I wake her up? like naps of 3 hours and more if i didnt awaking her! Is there something wrong, is she going through a growth sprut?


Jenni - posted on 03/11/2011




So it's something new? How long has she been sleeping more than usual?
I do find my kids sleep more after a growth spurt, maybe for a few days.
My son is 2 1/2 and sleeps about 11 hours at night and takes one 3-3.5 hour nap in the early afternoon.
My daughter is 10 months and sleeps 12 hours at night and takes 2 naps each 2-2.5 hours long.
As long as your daughter is alert, happy and you've ruled out any illness then it's probably completely normal. All children, like adults, require different amounts of sleep.
But if it is out of the ordinary and you are geniunely concerned don't be afraid to ask her pediatrician.

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