How much does your baby sleep each day?

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Registered: 01-12-2006
How much does your baby sleep each day?
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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:28am

I seem to have a really sleepy baby.

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Registered: 12-04-2009
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 1:23pm
Same thing here. He is awake and alert for just a few hours total a day and is otherwise eating and sleeping. Even for 6 hours stretches at night.
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Registered: 01-12-2006
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 1:41pm
My baby is 6 weeks old now ... James is just a week or two, yes? I know it can be pretty normal early on, but they say by 1 month they should be awake 10 hours a day. I know we're not awake that often. Obviously they say there is a range of normal ... I'm just curious about other babies born in early August (we're actually born in late July).

so glad your little boy made it here safely! Your birth story was fantastic!
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Registered: 11-14-2007
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 3:57pm
If I wear mine (7 weeks) or hold him, he sleeps probably 20 hrs/day. If not, he is up more. He just started to lay on the floor and kind of look around and play last week. My daughter was much more alert and playful, but I think this guy is just busy growing... he's already in 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers and making me give away tons of unused items :)
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Registered: 04-21-2004
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 8:19pm
10 hours??? There is no way my LO is awake that much in 24hrs. In fact for a week or so I think he was up less than 4hrs a day! He's not a "good" sleeper, but he does sleep a lot. Just not in long stretches :-)
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 2:39am
how old is she? The first 4 weeks or so mine basically slept all the time, except to eat. If she did stay awake longer it was only for less than an hour at a time. Now she sleeps 12 hours at night (in 2 six hour consecutive blocks) and then awake probably 6 hours a day give or take a few. I would just say enjoy the sleepy while it lasts :)

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:58pm

what to expect in the 1st year says average 1month old babies sleep 16.5 hours a day but to keep in mind that this average takes into account some babies sleep 10 hours a day and some sleep 23 as long as they seem healthy they are fine.

John will be 7 weeks on wed and he sleeps a ton still. he is awake probaly 5 hours a day this does not include the half awake nursing we have at 2 am!!

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