My 5 month old baby is sleeping 12 or 13 hours at night, then has 2 or 3 two hour naps (or sometimes longer) during the day. I feel like i hardly see him! But if i try & keep him awake, he gets grumpy, then gets lethargic & rubs his eyes & cries!
Do you think its just a phase? Is he probably "growing"?
Or should i try harder at keeping him awake longer?
DS1 did this and I remember asking the health visitor at the baby clinic if it was normal (he had slept something like 21 hours the day before). And I scarpered pretty quickly when I realised from the looks I was getting from the other mums that they obviously wanted to kill me.
DD2 is nearly 1 and she goes to bed at 6.30pm - 7pm and sleeps 14 hours a night some nights! She then can have a 3 hour nap in the morning! Some children love their sleep and some don't. I would count yourself lucky like I do (DD1 was the same as well!). <knows that DC3 will be the one to spoil the apple cart>