DS3 is 15.5 weeks (11.5 corrected) but still sleeps an awful lot during the day. I struggle to get him to stay awake longer than 1.5 to 2 hours and if I go out of the house he will drop off in the car/buggy within 5 minutes, even if he hasn't long woken up. He still sleeps at night, it doesn't seem to make much difference to how long he sleeps during the day.
When I raised this with my HV she thought it might be a problem and suggested I tell my GP (I've got to go about something else on Friday). I am a bit over-sensitive about his development because DS1 has ASD so I'm watching him like a hawk and I don't know if I'm just getting paranoid. I am also wondering if sleeping for so long will mean he develops certain skills later than is normal.
my ds is 25 weeks and has only just started going 2 hours between naps. If he's out in the car, he can't resist the hum and drops off to sleep, even if he has just had a big nap. I think 1.5-2hrs awake time is probably about right. How long does he sleep for when he naps?
My DD was born 5 weeks early and like your DS slept a lot. I had one HV who told me when DD was about 2 weeks old, that she was sleeping too much and I should be trying to keep her awake
If your DS is feeding, growing and developing normally for his age then I would not worry. My DD was slightly behind with sitting up, crawling, walking etc compared to babies born at term but spoke earlier and now at 4 years old is ahead with reading and writing. Remember all children develop at different rates whether born premature or fullterm.
My DD slept all the time when she was little again didnt start staying awake for longer then two hours untill about 5/6 months. She is very very tall for her age so think she did all her growing then lol. Checking with a GP wont hurt
My perm boy sleeps alot . He is 8 weeks corrected and can only manage maximum 2 hours before he sleeps again. He spent 4 weeks in scbu and they are 'trained' to stay still and sleep so they don't really know any different .I worry about it too but im sure it's fine .