smiling politely (1262.8 days ago) i too would be thrilled with an 8-10 hour stretch... what is your problem exactly, sounds like she is doing better (sleep-wise) than at least a third of babies her age!
andriette and christians mummy liz (1264.1 days ago) MelissaJoanne well let me broaden the story.presently she ONLY naps in my arms,as soon as i put her down she screams and im not gonna let her scream till she gets shaky(Also i cant carry on letting her sleep in my arms as i have things to do in the house and shes getting heavy,a sling isnt an option coz of my back).Any way if she sleeps longer at night like 12 hours(which she did when she was co slept) she hardly naps in the day and is all round much happier.So i was just asking how i can get her to sleep longer at night in her crib as everyone says 12-13 hours is the norm. know every baby is diffrent but this is crazy,shes always tired if she doesnt sleep enough at night and is grumpy the whole day.I give her teejel on her gums and i dont think shes having a growth spurt as shes eating normaly.I know 8-10 hours is great but for my daughther its not enough.Shes tired 30 minutes after waking up she rubs her eyes so much and then sleeps bout an hour to two hours in my arms and then shes tired an hour after that.
domsmom2009 (1264.1 days ago) I`m sorry... I don`t see a problem? 8-10 hours is a good stretch... at that age my friends daughter (my son is too young) slept 2 naps a day (2 hours naps) and that was it and she`d sleep about 8 hours at night. she`d just put her in her crib and she`d eventualy fall asleep for her naps.
amazintrace (1264.1 days ago) Sounds to me like you’ve got it made! I screamed “hallelujah” and called people up on the phone to tell them about it the first time my baby slept 8 hours straight! Well, it didn’t happen again - not soon enough for me. Then when it did happen it wasn’t very often, maybe once or twice a week. Some little ones will sleep for 11-12 hours a night but they are the exception to the rule. My nephew is 9 months and sleeps 10pm-7am right now on most nights. My son is now almost 20 months and only sleeps from 10pm-7am he does take two good 1.5-3 hour naps in the day so I feel very fortunate myself. I sleep his hours at night usually from 11:30-6:30 and do housework or get my I-A-P time while he is napping. You have a perfectly normal baby if you ask me!
amber325 (1264.1 days ago) at this point she is old enough to cry for a little bit. For nap time put her upstairs for a nap...let her cry and check on her off and on she will get the point. Worked great for us. BUT 8-10 hours is great.
MelissaJoanne (1264.2 days ago) I`m honestly not sure what the problem is... she sleeps 8-10 hour stretches at night, and naps when she`s tired. I don`t mean this argumentatively, but what is the issue? It sounds like she`s doing well.
MercyMe (1264.2 days ago) I think 8-10 hours is good at this point...but don`t know how to get the nap started...I just usually let them sleep wherever till they are about 6 mo, then start putting them in the crib then, even if they cry for a while...