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#1 of 4 Old 09-18-2014, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Question Is my 1 month old sleeping too much?

My baby likes to sleep I think. She's almost 5 weeks old. She will go up to four hours sleeping at a time during the day. But then she will also spend 2-3 hours awake. It really varies.

Right now she's had a long nap...approaching 4 hours.

If she's sleeping peacefully, do I let her sleep if she is a chunky girl gaining lots of weight (midwife was impressed, 2 pounds in 2 weeks) and feeding well?

Can I trust that she knows best in regards to her sleep needs?

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Absolutely. If she is developing well, gaining weight and not showing any signs of dehydration let her sleep. Sleep is very important for healthy development. And for mama's sanity ;-)

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Enjoy it while you can, mama! She sounds perfectly healthy and normal.

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I posted about this when my DS was between 4-8 weeks. We were taking about 20-ish hours of sleep per day at that age. He's now 4 months old (today!) and has settled into a routine of an am nap of 2 hrs And a pm nap of 2 hours & then sleeps all night. It will all change soon mama, & you're right, baby knows what she needs!
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