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4 month old sleeping too much? I'm worried advice please

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bippitybopityboo Sun 27-Nov-16 18:11:59

My 4 month old seems to sleep so much. PFB so I worry about every thing but just need some advice on what's normal.

He will fall to sleep around 7pm after a bottle and will usually wake between 11 and 12 have a bottle and settle back to sleep again where he can sometimes sleep untill 10.30! He'll be up for 1.5 to 2 hrs and then nap for around 40 mins br up for another 2 hrs and have another 40 min to 1hr sleep usually till around 4pm then be up u till after his bath and bottle ready for sleep at 7 again. He's sleeping about 18 hours a day sometimes more. Is this ok for a 4 month old or could something be wrong?
My HV is coming tomorrow si will ask her but would lI've advice from other parents

BenefitsQuestions Sun 27-Nov-16 18:18:53

Sounds well within the range of normal for 4 months.

It'll all change soon enough I'm sure so just enjoy whilst it lasts.

Doje Sun 27-Nov-16 18:21:43

Sounds normal to me. DS1 slept loads. Enjoy and encourage it!

RedLemonade Sun 27-Nov-16 18:34:22

Sounds lovely and on the heavenly side of normal!

RedLemonade Sun 27-Nov-16 18:36:25

Actually he's doing a decent run of awake time at 2 hours for his age (for context my DD manages max 1 hour awake) so it sounds like he's perhaps just achieved sleep consolidation earlier than most!

Timetogrowup2016 Sun 27-Nov-16 18:39:23

18 hours is brill for his age,
Enjoy it !

bippitybopityboo Sun 27-Nov-16 18:42:04

I'm honestly so relieved. I have anxiety over everything since he arrived I worry over everything! You've put my mind at rest I didn't think to sleep this much was normal! Thankyou mummies flowers

BumWad Sun 27-Nov-16 22:44:56

Sounds amazing! Enjoy envy

AprilShowers16 Sun 27-Nov-16 23:07:59

Sounds very normal. My DS is the same age and we have lovely lie ins until 10.30am - all my friends with 2 children are jealous. Make the most of it!

Gingernut81 Sun 27-Nov-16 23:20:39

I am green with envy! DD has never slept so much!

rebeccaroskellthomas Mon 28-Nov-16 11:57:41

Wow that seems amazing! Enjoy it and relax smile

bippitybopityboo Mon 28-Nov-16 19:37:22

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you ladies fir putting my mind at rest. HV came today said that sounds fine and to enjoy as it may not last! Was so worried now very relieved flowers

RedLemonade Mon 28-Nov-16 20:40:40

Great! It's a stressful business being a parent. We all feel it!flowers

IckleWicklePumperNickle Mon 28-Nov-16 20:46:33

DS2 who is 6 months loves his sleep. He slept easily 20-22hrs a day the first 3 months. He still loves his sleep and has only ever been up once at 6am due to a poo nappy and he fully woke up while changing him. I'm enjoying it.
Enjoy the sleep cuddles

GashleyCrumbTiny Thu 01-Dec-16 13:21:39

My three month old sleeps about 18-20 hours out of every 24. Worried me too! But sounds like it's within the normal spectrum

MerylPeril Thu 01-Dec-16 13:27:03

Everyone always talks about babies not sleeping that people don't realise there is another end of the spectrum!!

It might not last though - that's the only thing...

29redshoes Thu 01-Dec-16 13:36:23

My DD has always liked her sleep too! Enjoy it while it lasts. She still sleeps fairly late for her age (often until about 8.30, she's 7 months) and my only worry is that she's due to be starting nursery soon and we'll need to wake her up early to get there sad

Caper86 Thu 01-Dec-16 13:39:50

Wanna swap? fsad

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