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#1 of 3 Old 05-28-2011, 08:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Lucky for me she sleeps good at night, her usual is waking up 2-3 times then nurse right back to sleep.  It's about 9-10 hours at night.

 

According to NCSS, she should be getting 5 hours of sleep during the day at this age.  Rarely she gets that.  It is also rare that she will get 2 hours at one time.  Unless she is on me, sitting on the couch or occassionally in the Moby carrier.

 

Like me, she is a light sleeper and wakes up fairly easily, although there have been times I thought a noise would wake her up and it didn't.  I have a really hard time transferring her if she falls asleep on me.  She usually wakes up.

 

So is there a minimum BLOCK of time during the day she should sleep?  Like 1 hour?  2?  Even so, I'm not even sure how I could get her to sleep any longer during the day.

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According to every chart I read, my son only got 75% of the minimum amount of sleep recommended for his age until he was about 3yo, now he gets the minimum amount most days. Nothing we did would help him sleep longer & he was happy, healthy & meeting all his other milestones, so we eventually just accepted the fact that he did not need the full amount of sleep that the charts said.

 

From what I remember, if he ever napped, it was very short lived, or in the car or sling. It's been 4 years though, and I'm pregnant again,so my memory may be a bit shaky! The good news is, he'll now sleep for 10 hours overnight. But I really never thought we'd get to this point.

 

If her lower total sleep is not affecting her other development, then I would just not worry about it :) Easier said than done I know, it took me a while to accept that DS just didn't need the sleep! Luckily I did manage to operate on very little sleep myself for a couple years.


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Thanks!  She does seem fine otherwise and in good spirits.  Oddly enough she has slept later the last couple mornings, maybe playing catch-up. 


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