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How much "nap" time is ok for a 2 1/2 mos old baby

My daughter likes to take naps in between meals for the first half of the day (Is usually more awake around 3). She sleeps about 1-2hrs between her 3hrs stretches to the next bottle. At night she's asleep by 715 and wakes 2-3 times, waking by 6 or 7am. Should I not let her take as many naps in between feedings?

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Asked by mire621 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • NO! She's young, let her nap as much as she needs to. You can't expect her to not be hungry during the night yet.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 4:36 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • She really young,don't worry about her naps,nothing to worry about. It is normal.

    Answer by dancer at 4:37 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Do not try to change her naps. Babies sleep a lot at this age. Sounds normal. Relax and enjoy!

    Answer by elizabr at 4:40 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • she sounds like shes got good schedule set for herself. she is doing a lot of growing right now and is obviously tired. Babies sleep when they're tired and eat when they're hungry. She'll let you know if she's unhappy.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 10:53 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • No! Let her sleep when she's tired. An over-exhausted baby is a VERY CRANKY baby and you'll be forever trying to get her BACK into her routine. :)

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 12:11 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I agree. That is normal and healthy for her. Our brains also incorporate information we have learned into our brains during sleep. Less sleep, she can't learn like she is doing now.

    Answer by LovemyQ at 12:56 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Babies know how much sleep they need

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:23 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • at 2 1/2 months they still sleep an awful lot.....they need the sleep to grow and learn and develop. I know sometimes it seems like they are sleeping the day away...but really all that growing really makes them extra tired

    Answer by stephanieplante at 1:21 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

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