Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: by the Bay in MD
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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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