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How many hours should my 5 day old dd sleep? SHe is sleeping around 22- 22 1/2 hours a day.

I know that they should sleep alot, but is 22 hours more than normal?> When she is awake it is only about 30- 45 min tops about 2x a day. ANy suggestions or thoughts help. Thank u.

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indysownlilbit

Asked by indysownlilbit at 9:38 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it's pretty normal. if you think about all she just went through, you'd probably be sleeping tht much too. lol.
    gracefulsky

    Answer by gracefulsky at 9:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • sounds normal to me
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • She will stay awake more as she gets older. It takes some time, but here in the next few weeks she should start staying awake for an hour to two hours at a time.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:50 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • yep. sounds about right....my DD is 10 wks and she still sleeps about 15 to 18 hrs a day
    mamagee1218

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 9:52 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I think that's less than mine slept.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 9:53 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Just make sure if breast feeding she eats every 2-3 hrs. If gormula fed every 3-4 hrs. Make sure she has several wet and poop diapers a day. Jaundice will make babies lethargic. See your doc if her skin is red or yellow and not eating well.
    KARRIEMARIE

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 10:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Not gormula, formula. Woops.
    KARRIEMARIE

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 10:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • It's pretty normal. Use this time to get the sleep YOU need and get things done around the house. Enjoy it while you can; it won't last long!
    WomanWitty

    Answer by WomanWitty at 10:56 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Yes, it's normal. Use it to your advantage and get some rest too! That's the number one thing I wish I'd have done, I didn't sleep for days after my little one came home!
    mbdc

    Answer by mbdc at 10:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • as long as it wants to sleep and never wake a sleeping baby lol
    Kittty_Katt

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 11:13 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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