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    Default How much does your 4 month old sleep?

    My 4 month old dd wakes once or twice over night. She generally goes to bed between 6.30 and 7.30pm depending on when she woke from last nap... the last couple of days she has gone back to bed for 1st nap around an hour after waking and has slept for up to 4 /4 and half hours.... she is generally happy when awake and feeds well.. lots of wet nappies... im not too concerned.. i did ring the parents helpline and they suggested it may be too big of a nap and she may not sleep at night.. but she does.. she will usually only have 2 naps on those long nap days... otherwise its usually 3 naps which can last 1hour or 2 and half hours.... has any one else had this with baby sleeping long periods....

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    I'm not sure for 4 month old but I spoke to a lady from tresillian recently when my baby was 3 months and she said its fine for a baby that age to have 3 2 hour naps during the day and it won't affect nighttime sleep.
    My ds2 is 4 months too and I would say his naps vary massively depending on what we do as I've got a toddler too but it can vary from 30 mins to 2 hours and prob has about 4 hours a day.

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    Enjoy it. My 4mth old DD naps every 1.5 - 2.5hrs for 45 minutes during the day which is good as I can shower and eat lunch etc.. At night I'm up every 2-3 hours from 8.30pm till 6am. I'm exhausted.

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    My little one was sleeping through the night at 4 months with 2 2 hr sleeps during the day. He had a bit of regression just after 4 months but it didn't last, he was back to sleeping through at night in no time.

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    At that age she did 10 hrs straight at night and three 30-45 mins naps in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiracle4me View Post
    Enjoy it. My 4mth old DD naps every 1.5 - 2.5hrs for 45 minutes during the day which is good as I can shower and eat lunch etc.. At night I'm up every 2-3 hours from 8.30pm till 6am. I'm exhausted.
    Enjoy it OP! Both my big girls were like this and I'm not expecting #3 to be any different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Enjoy it OP! Both my big girls were like this and I'm not expecting #3 to be any different.
    Please tell me it settles?! She's been asleep 45 minutes and is wide awake at 3am 😩

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiracle4me View Post
    Please tell me it settles?! She's been asleep 45 minutes and is wide awake at 3am 😩
    Definitely. They do grow up and move out of home eventually. Hahaha.

    Babies are just that, babies. They are unpredictable, adorable and sometimes frustrating. Both my big girls have done the random awake middle of the night. That is usually teething related for my kids so I'd suggest panadol and try to put them back to sleep with minimal fuss. Otherwise make a cuppa and go plonk on the couch and watch some trashy tv with bub. Or pop bub in bed with you and go back to snooze Ville.

    The less you try to ' fix' them and more you relax and just go with the flow, the more you will enjoy parenting.

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    DS1 at that age woke 1-2 times overnight and 2 x 40 minute naps during the day. DS2 woke every 90 minutes overnight and had 2-3 hour or so naps during the day.

    I found DS1 much harder to cope with in terms of sleep because I spent most of my awake time trying to "fix" his sleep. It made me resent him and I wish I could go back and tell myself to just accept and move on, especially as in hindsight I can see his sleep was fine.

    DS2 I was constantly exhausted but much happier because I just went with it. He kept up his waking every 90 minute overnight caper until he was a year old.

    Every child is different. You'll have opinions from every part of the sleep opinion spectrum, from those who believe in training babies to those who are polar opposite. One thing everyone can agree on though is that every baby is different.

    Honestly, if your baby is sleeping overnight and happyb and you're happy, I'd relish the extra nap time and catch up on some zzzz myself 😴😴😴😴

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    Default How much does your 4 month old sleep?

    @Rose&Aurelia&Hannah Totally agree. This is my first bub but I've already learnt there are 50 thousand different ways to raise a baby and if i took every piece of advice to heart my head would be spinning!

    For the most part I trust myself enough to know what's good for her/us and know that what works for one woman most definitely won't always work for me. Take the advice, smile sweetly and keep going.. Too many random people you've only just met in the street love telling you 'I'll
    give you one piece of advice'.. It's pretty annoying lol!
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