IMHO- I was so very blessed early on- my little princess would sleep for 8 hours, maybe 10 a night. My foster mother got on my case about it, telling me even to wake her up from her occasional 4 hour naps to feed. She'd slap her feet and make me feed, treating me like a child in the process. Both DH and I hated it, so we stopped hanging around because we thought we were doing just fine as we were. DD was lanky, but not malnourished by any means- the kid just likes to sleep! Still to this day she is EVIL without at least 12-14 hours at night and 2-3 hours of a nap. She just likes sleeping!!! Let the kid sleep- it is important to a baby's health, too! Helps with mental acuity, grasping new concepts, retaining information, etc...
at 4:25 PM on Nov. 10, 2008