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    Default Sleeping and awake times - 4 months

    Hi
    Just wondering what others are doing. My DD is 4 months (almost 4.5), she generally has 4-5 sleeps a day for 40 minute each with awake periods of 1-1.5 hours, sometimes if we are out she will last 2 hours. I saw something today that said babies who are 4.5 months should have 2-2.5 hours awake with 2-3, 2-2.5 hour sleeps. Now I do watch for tired signs and run off them but it sometimes takes a while to get her off to sleep (self settles in cot generally with me sitting next to her) so should I stretch out her awake times a bit more (maybe to more like 1.5-2 hours given how short a time she naps). What are other babies doing?? Any advice??
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    My DD was never awake for that long, she'd sleep for 2/3 hour blocks with 1/2 hour to 1 hour in between. She's awake more now she's 6 months but still sleeps 2/3 hours blocks tho she's getting harder to settle...
    If your baby is happy with her routine and is not tiered/grumpy I'd say its all good as is...

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    My DD is 5 months tomorrow and is pretty much the same as your bubs. She does not sleep when we are out so can last longer (somewhat) happily but does do long sleeps at home too. She's happy and healthy so she must just not follow the textbooks <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg"

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    DS is 4 months old and has 4-5 40 min naps/day and stays awake for 1.5h average between naps.

    When he gets a longer nap he manages to stay awake for longer, but no more than 2 hours without,giving us a hard time to settle for next nap.

    I know DS isn't textbook but he is a pretty happy bub so I think that these hours are working for him

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    My dd1 at 4mths did 2-3 40 min sleeps. Overnight she was doing 10-12 hrs straight.

    Dd2 now almost 4 mths has 3 sleeps a day, 1-1.5 in the morning, 2-3hrs at midday and 30-40min late afternoon. Somehow it all works out to be 4-4.5 hrs in total. Her up time is now 2.25-2.5hrs before a sleep. I feed till drowsy then pat to sleep or in the pram and walk to sleep.

    Nights vary from 6.30/7pm-5.30am with a feed or 2 in between or 7.30/8pm-5.30 am.

    Babies are all so different and there is no - 1 size fits all.

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    Mine is pretty much like yours at 19 weeks. Recently she's been doing 25 minute naps and being a cranky pants

    She does 9-11 hours at night with 1 or 2 wakings.

    But all I've ever done since birth is try to get her to sleep more so I think some babies are just catnappers.

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    thanks everyone for your replies, i'll just keep doing what i'm doing and read off her tired signs, she will let me know when she is ready to stay up longer.
    thanks again.


 

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