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Is a total of 4.5 hrs too much napping for a 20 week old?

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Seriouslysleepdeprived Fri 15-Mar-13 22:38:17

I would also say enjoy it! DS was a crisp napper at that age and would t do longer than 45 mins until he was 9 months. Sounds like your into a good routine smile

okthen Wed 13-Mar-13 19:28:43

Ds is 19 weeks and has 4-5 hours naps per day. Also in pram in hall! His night time sleep is crap at the moment, but he does get 12 hours, just with many interruptions... So I don't think daytime sleep is 'robbing' night.

This is totally different from my dd who was a 45 min catnapper as a baby! All babies are different etc.

Personally I try to just enjoy it- tho find it exasperating that he can self settle and sleep so well in the day, but not at night confused

poocatcherchampion Wed 13-Mar-13 14:48:04

sounds fine. dd napped more than that at that age but I know some babies do less.

Wishihadabs Wed 13-Mar-13 14:46:33

Oh that sounds fine then. Total of around 16 hours sleep in 24.

milkyman Wed 13-Mar-13 10:46:39

Sorry, didn't word my msg v well. He sleeps for approx. 1 to 1.5 hrs about 2 hrs after waking. waking time varies, usually about 7:15ish. So nap at 9.15ish.

Wishihadabs Wed 13-Mar-13 10:44:30

I think the problem here is the first nap only 1-1.5 hrs after waking (btw what time does he wake in the am? ) I think this sleep "belongs" to the night. Therefore I suggest not getting him up at the first waking but treating it like a night feed (in the dark, quiet voices etc).

milkyman Wed 13-Mar-13 10:39:41

My baby likes to nap in the pram in the hall so is getting some good naps recently. He usually sleeps 1 to 1.5hrs after waking up in the morning, has another nap around 1pm (for about 1.5 to 2.5hrs) and likes to have a power nap for 30mins about 1.5hrs before bed.

How does this sound to you? His nighttime sleep is intermittent. Sometimes a couple of wakings and last night 5! None of it seems to tally with how much he's napped during the day though?

Thank you

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