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8 wk old and sleepin question..

She just turned 8 weeks this last monday and for the past probably 3 or 4 days she has been sleeping A LOT!! like last night she slept through the night got up at 7 ate a bottle then went back to sleep it is now 10 and she is still sleeping.. she opens her eyes for a min then goes back to sleep.... she will durring the day wake up for a couple hours a couple different times a day but she sleeps WAY more than she usually does..... for the first 6 weeks she didn't sleep at all she fought it, then i found that swaddling her durring the day she napped really good.. now I don't even need to swaddle her and she has been sleeping all day! is this normal? am I just freaking because she didn't sleep good b4?

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Asked by randilinn at 9:57 AM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Maybe she is just catching up on all that she missed before.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:00 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Calm down. She may be going through a growth spurt and sleeping a lot and eating a lot go hand in hand. My LO would eat a lot for week and then sleep a lot for a week and so on until she was about 15 mos old. She would take 2-3 naps during the day. Now at 26 mos she sleeps 14 hours at night with a 2-3 hour nap during the day. You will figure out what is normal for your child and go with the flow.

    Answer by coala at 10:00 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • i would say she is fine...i have a 9 wk old and just when i get used to her being awake more often and fighting her sleep, she will sleep all day! as long as she acts alert when she is awake and doesnt feel feverish, is having plenty of wet and dirty sure she is fine...may be a growth spurt too....just make sure she takes a bottle often enough to stay hydrated tho if she is sleeping thru feeding can even give her a half oz or so of water.....and if your instinct says something isnt right then call the pedi!! always follow your instincts! Mother nature gave them to us for a reason...

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 10:02 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Sounds like a growth spurt. Enjoy it!

    Answer by mompam at 10:10 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Babies do that when they are growing! They need all the rest for they little growth spurt!

    Answer by CharleesMom7 at 10:29 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

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