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is it normal for a new born to sleep all day long!

my dd is 4 days old.. she pretty much sleeps all day she wakes up every 4 hours to feed change and goes back to sleep
is that normal!
my first never ever slept..lol... so am wondering

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Layan82

Asked by Layan82 at 11:28 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes babies tend to sleep 23 out of 24 hours of the day
    mamamtobe

    Answer by mamamtobe at 11:30 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • well, if she's asleep all day she may be up all night...so beware lol. but yeah if she's sleeping day and night consider yourself blessed and take advantage...it may not last long. just be sure she's not sick or anything's wrong...which i'm pretty sure she's ok since they let you go home :)
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 11:30 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Newborns typically sleep 16 out of 24 hours.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 11:33 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • That's normal. My 1st didn't sleep hardly at all when she was a newborn, so I was shocked when my son slept all the time lol.
    Congratulations!!
    PoisonousBlonde

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 11:38 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • of couse and will keep you up at night so get ready!!
    gwenypooh

    Answer by gwenypooh at 11:42 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My first child was like that! I loved it! lol. She ate well and was alert while she was awake, but she really liked to sleep. ...a lot! lol. My second one didn't sleep as much.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 11:43 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • yes a lot of newborns sleep a lot...enjoy it cuz it is not gonna last long...lol
    iNk-FrEaK

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 11:45 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • That may just be her style. Some people need more sleep than others, babies included.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:52 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Totally normal, most newborns are only awake 4-8 hours a day.
    Shanna84

    Answer by Shanna84 at 7:50 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • OMG thats all my daughter did when she was that old!!!! unless she is not voiding or pooping, running a fever or not eating, i would not be concerned.
    icn_mom

    Answer by icn_mom at 10:26 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

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