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Any other mom's baby take cat naps?

My 3 1/2 month old sleeps 8-10 hours at night but only takes cat naps (20-40 min.) during the day. I read a 3 month old should be getting 15 hours of sleep total and I don't think she does. Any other moms have a sleeper like mine?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:02 AM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I do! My son takes a couple of short naps during the day and sleep most of the night. He fights sleeping a lot.

    Answer by Dylansmom32509 at 2:12 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • My 8 month old, sleeps from 8 30 pm to 830 am and during the day she will have 1 2 hour nap and the rest are 10-30 mins, i am used to it, in that time i get as much done as i can i run my own bow business so i get orders done in that time, better then nothing i guess.

    Answer by MammaSherry at 2:51 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Yep! My 10 month old has the rare 2 hour nap (and I check to make sure he's breathing!), but generally, 30-45 minutes. He's rested, though, and growing just fine, so no worries. I would sure love a longer naptime, though!!

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:39 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Babies don't read the books that tell them what they are supposed to be doing.

    She is doing what she needs to do. If she needed more, she would sleep longer. If she needed less, she would be awake longer.

    Stop relying on books and rely on your own mother's instinct.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • My son always sleeps 12 hours a night. At 4-6 months he would usually ONLY sleep for like 20 minute naps, 3 times a day. Then 7 months to now at 10 months he'll take a 2 hour nap in the morning and 2 hour nap in the afternoon.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Mine does, although she also usually takes one good nap during the day too. She's only 6 weeks though...If your baby is healthy and happy I really wouldn't stress what "THEY" say she should be doing. All babies (and people!) are different. There are so many books out there that say all different things, just go by what feeling right for you and your baby. I made myself CRAZY while I was pregnant reading all the conflicting information out there!!

    Answer by stepmom929 at 11:50 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

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