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4 month old sleeping too much?

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peg90 Fri 26-Feb-16 18:48:22


I'm fully prepared to get questioned about why I'm asking/worried about this and know I should probably just count myself lucky, but my 4 month (19wk) old seems to sleep too much.

She goes to bed around 6am, sleeps until 5 ish, up for bottle and bum change then back to sleep until 8am. Then she'll have at least 3 naps during the day, some of which can be 2.5 hours long!

She's fully alert, happy and feeding properly when she's awake so I probably don't have much reason to be worried. I just didn't think babies slept this long at this age!

We've tried to keep her up later at night but she's ready to go down for the night at 5.30/6pm most nights and has an awful night's sleep if she's kept awake. We thought of making her sleep at this time just a nap but this makes her have a rubbish big sleep too.

Does anyone have any advice or should I just shut up and be grateful?


ODog Fri 26-Feb-16 20:11:59

Be grateful. It may/may not last so make the most of it while you can. Not envy at all....hmm

poocatcherchampion Fri 26-Feb-16 20:13:53

Sounds about right to me. Normal here.

peg90 Fri 26-Feb-16 20:14:09

That's what my husband keeps saying, think he's just enjoying the peace. Thanks!

NoCapes Fri 26-Feb-16 20:15:07

Yep just shut up and be grateful
In the nicest possible way grin

gunting Fri 26-Feb-16 20:15:40

My son is 4m too and he sleeps 7pm - 9am and then has a 2h lunch time nap so I suppose it's the same out of sleep over all?

Doje Fri 26-Feb-16 20:16:39

Be grateful! DS1 was the same and at 2 yrs old he still sleeps better than most! Until a few weeks ago he was napping 1 till 4.30pm, and going down for the night at 7pm!

peg90 Fri 26-Feb-16 20:59:18

Lol thanks! I guess some babies just like to sleep more. Will try to enjoy it while it lasts!

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