Hi nailpolish- i think every child is different my dd1 had hardly no sleep during the day,but my dd2 had lots of naps during the day until she was about 1.She still has a nap in the day now at 2.5 (which i've just had to wrestle with her to do).The only thing i found is my dd2 who slept more as a baby is now a hyperactive toddler who never sits still unless she is asleep,but have to admit she is in a good bedtime routine & is in bed by 7.30.I just think some babies need more sleep than others don't think its anything to worry about.
Have you tried to keep her awake i know myself this is hard,but if you are doing things with her do she stay awake? You could try talking to your GP or health visitor if your that worried but i don't think its anything to worry about.As for waking her when shes sleeping no way ithink if they've fell asleep on their own they must need it & thats one thing i don't agree with unless they have slept for a long time.How long are her naps?
gdg - oh yes i thank my lucky stars she goes to bed 8pm til 7am without waking through the night, ESPECIALLY the falling asleep on her own. i love the fact i can put her down awake and she goes over on her own
your routine sounds similar to that, thanks for the reassurance
floppsy, sometimes i think she is tired cos she is so busy while she is awake, her big sister (2.5 yrs) is on the go non-stop and includes dd2 in everything - what usually happens is dd2 is happy as larry one minute and then all of a sudden realises how tired she is and cries, a big long tired cry. she eats loads too, has huge milk feeds.