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babylonian Thu 03-Feb-05 14:40:41

hi is it normal for a 3 month old to not manage to last awake for more than 2 hours max after each napp/sleep, even when she has been asleep for a very long time (night) she still manages a mere 2 hours and then has to sleep no matter what!!! is this normal...surely by now she should manage to be awake for longer...thats what i understand from the books i have read...but any first hand experiences??

hercules Thu 03-Feb-05 14:42:27

Sounds fine. Tbh i wouldnt go too much by books, after all yout baby hasnt read them.

nailpolish Thu 03-Feb-05 14:46:13

my baby is 15 wks now this is sort of her sort of routine (you know what its like, they are always changing but its been this for a couple of weeks now)

8pm bed
4am feed - up for an hr, then asleep again by 5am
8 am feed - up til about 10 or 11 am
11am feed and sleep
1 or 2 pm wakes for another feed then awake til about 5pm
5 pm sleep for about 1hr
6 pm bath feed and bed by 8 pm

does this help? she isnt really awake for longer than 2-3 hrs at the most at any one time

my first baby was the same, til about 20 wks (i think)

please dont worry, she will be fine. is she alert and starting to interact a wee bit, smiling etc when she is awake? putting on weight etc?

mummylonglegs Thu 03-Feb-05 14:48:38

Make the most of it!

My dd was the same and I worried myself silly that she wasn't awake enough. Then the next thing I had to worry about was how to get her to sleep enough.

Right up until about 6 months old she never managed to be awake for more than 2-3 hours without needing a nap.

tunise Thu 03-Feb-05 14:55:08

Sounds very normal to me. Dd is 4 months old, and she's only just starting to stay awake for more than 2 hours at a time. She only sleeps for 30 mins at a time though! I think it's a case of little and often at this age.

babylonian Fri 04-Feb-05 10:51:21

thanks nailpolish, your routine is actually quite similar to my dd. I think she sleeps slightly more and i do have to wake her up myself most of the times (i am doing my own modification of GF) but i am relieved that most mumsnetters seem to think this is normal...and she has started to interact with lots of gurgly noises when smiling and cooing...which is sooo cute .i guess its quite obvious that this is my first

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