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How much does a 7 week old sleep??

My 7 week old little girl sleeps pretty much through the night only waking once to eat, but during the day she is up for no more than 2 hours and will sleep up to 4 hours at a time. Thats a total of 18 hours a day!! Is this pretty normal or should she be awake more durin the day? When she is awake she is extremely alert!!!

 
LeahMalone54

Asked by LeahMalone54 at 10:00 PM on May. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • All babies are different, but our last two were quite a bit like yours. They slept through the night at 7 weeks and took two VERY long naps during the day. They basically woke to eat, play a few minutes, and then back to sleep it was! Lol
    fluud7

    Answer by fluud7 at 10:15 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • that sounds completely normal!! she will gradually begin to keep herself awake more and more, and she'll start taking shorter naps. it all happens naturally with them! so dont worry!! she is right on track!
    Amanduhpanda

    Answer by Amanduhpanda at 10:09 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • Sounds like she is on a great schedule! I wouldn't worry at all about her sleeping too much as long as she has a healthy appetite and is gaining weight well. Getting too little sleep is a much bigger problem!
    one2many

    Answer by one2many at 10:12 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/how-much-sleep-do-children-need

    this explains alot. hope it helps
    vickwu

    Answer by vickwu at 10:17 PM on May. 8, 2009

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