How Much Do Newborns Normally Sleep

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Mia - November 18

Im 16 and my baby boy is a week old. Can anyone give me any idea as to how long they usually sleep? thanks


Jamie - November 18

From Parenting magazine: Age: 0-2 months, 18 hours per day; Age 2-12 months, 14 to 15 hours per day; Age 12-18 months, 13 to 14 hours per day; Age 18 months to 3 years, 12 to 14 hours per day; Age 3 to 6 years, 11 to 13 hours per day.


ally - November 18

pretty much all the time, when they are awake its not for long at all... good luck with it all


Lesley - November 18

LOL Jamie! I wish my kids would listen to that magazine!! My oldest os almost 5 and I'm lucky if he sleeps 8 hours. My daughtre is 18 month and it differs with her. She never sleeps more than 12 hours a day. My youngest varies a lot. I think it is most of the day though. When we out he sleeps all the time when he is in the pram.


Heidi - November 18

A week old? All the time!!!! At least for the next few weeks. Then they're awake a little bit here and there but not much. My five week old might stay awake an hour or two at a time and then nap for 3 hours.


Lissi - November 18

Yes, they sleep all the time and only wake up for feeds. Nadya is 9 weeks tomorrow, and stil spends most of the day sleeping. She has play times now, but gets tired very quickly. She did have a couple of days, where she stayed awake almost all day, but she was in a screaming temper all evening because she was over-tired. Now I look for the slightest sign of tiredness and encourage her to sleep. She's much happier.


C - November 18

My son seemed to be awake all the time the first 6 weeks. He's sleep for 1-2 hours and then be up for an hour. He probably got the 18 hours but being broken up was hard for me. Now at 6 months he is the best sleeper. He sleeps for about 10 hours at night and then takes a morning nap and an afternoon nap. I love his sleeping schedule. You'll be fine in a month or two. Try to have people help you so you can get some sleep. My sis had her first at 16 and we helped her out so much so she could get back to school and graduate.


Jamie - November 19

LOL 3 month old, fortunately, does sleep 15 hours per day - she sleeps 12 hours at night (yay me!!!) with 1 feeding, and then takes 3 1-hour naps throughout the day.


Rachael mommy2lucas - November 19

Well, unless you have a not normal baby like mine, they are supposed to sleep most of the day. LOL!! My litlle angel is not a sleeper. As a newborn would be awake most of the day with few naps, and would be up evey hour on the hour all night. Just now at 3 months he is starting to take a 2-3 hr nap during the day, along with 3 or 4 catnaps. He will sleep at night with only one feeding, but so far he does not enjoy sleeping. Hope you have better luck with your little one. Lucas is the most beautiful baby but I would love to have a clean house again!!!


Mia - November 25

Thanks everyone!!! I was just curious really hes my first child so I'm totally clueless!!! He's not too bad during the night and with me b___stfeeding its quicker. Nice to see some people are lucky :o) and sorry to the ones that arent :o( xxx



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