9 weeks - how long should be napping?
Jan 12, 2011 2:53PM
Baba is 9 weeks old. tends to sleep through 10.30ish to 7.30ish at night then has a nap between 10.30am and 12 and then again from 4ish to 6 and then maybe another hour in the evening - is this too much?? :?
Jan 12, 2011 2:46PM
To be honest each baby is different and as long as your baby isn't grumpy all day from being too tired then anything is fine. And he sleeps a good stretch at night so that's good. I think a baby his age should be having roughly 15+hrs sleep in 24hrs (just from recollection so don't quote me on that!) so your LO is certainly not having too much sleep. I know my LO didn't manage to stay awake any longer than an hour and a half before needing a nap at that age as he got so overtired and then wouldn't go to sleep but as i said, each baby is different.
Jan 12, 2011 2:53PM
At that age I think they need about 15-16 hours a day so I think they could potentially be sleeping a bit more, but if they're not tired it doesn't matter. It's definitely not too much though.
My little girl is almost 18 weeks and sleeps 7-7 at night then has 4 45 minute naps during the day so she has 15 hours sleep in total. x
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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