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#1 of 3 Old 03-26-2009, 12:38 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter whos is almost 3 mos sleeps great at night. She goes to bed about 7:30 and sleeps through till about 7:30, waking up to nurse 2-4 times. However when she nurses its only for about 2 mins then right back to sleep, so IM getting lots of rest at night. But the catch is she cannot seem to nap during the day at all. I know she is tired. She gets that hysterical cry from being over tired and takes forever to comfort. Then, after dancing around the room until my legs and arms are sore, she finally falls asleep only to wake up 10 mins later. Today she napped for litterally only 20 mins all day. Should I be worried? What could this be from? Like I said, I know she wants to sleep,just cant seem to
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WOW! It sounds like she is getting all her sleep at night. My dd is 4mnths, but her sleeping hasn't changed in the last month. She falls asleep around 1 am, and gets up about 9:30, and nurses at least 4X. So up at 9:30 then takes a couple hour nap a few hours later, like 11-1 or 2. Then up and maybe a cat nap in the evening. So IME I would say she's been getting her sleep at night, I mean thats 12 hours right there. Although none of my kids have been good sleepers, so maybe someone else can give you a better idea.

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I wonder if this is a normal developmental thing for 3-month olds?

DS just turned 3 months old last weekend. For the past couple of weeks, he has not been sleeping very well, particularly in the daytime. I thought it was a short phase, but now I'm not so sure because he is still doing it! At night, I'd nurse him at around 8pm and put him in his cosleeper, he'd sleep until about 2am then I'd pull him into bed with me and he'd nurse (while still pretty much asleep) every few hours until 8am. He used to take a 1hr nap in the morning, a 2 hour nap in the afternoon, and another 1 hour nap in the evening.

Now, he won't sleep more than 45 minutes before waking up crying! He hasn't been sleeping for long stretches at night anymore either. I've tried everything I can think of and I'm stumped. I wonder if he is just more aware and is waking up looking for me since we sleep together for part of the night.

Speaking of which, he's up again crying now....

ETA: I was thinking about it some more and I'm not so sure it is because your LO is getting a lot of sleep at night. My DD used to sleep for 12 hours at night and up until she was 4 years old, she still needed to nap during the day. They are growing and developing so quickly that their bodies need a lot of rest.

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