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Re: Odd Sleeping Habits of Newborn

Posted By tracy on April 02, 1998 at 15:28:36:

In Reply to: Odd Sleeping Habits of Newborn posted by Pamela on April 01, 1998 at 07:24:19:

Good Morning,
First, thank you SO much for having this forum!!  New parents (like me)  have so many questions and can't always get our pediatricians to respond them.
My daughter is 4 months old.  She is normal weight and height, but her sleeping habits seem a bit odd in comparison to my friends children.  My daughter doesn't awaken until 9AM most days and then will remain awake until 10PM.  She is happy and active, but will not take a nap during the day.  I've tried rocking her for an hour in the afternoon, hoping she'll fall asleep.  The rocking certainly makes ME tired, but my daughter is wide awake!
Is this something I should be concerned about?  
Again, thank you so much for your help.
Hey, mine were the same way, dont worry. Some kids need the naps, some dont.
As long as she is eating normally, and seems ok otherwise, I wouldnt be alarmed. Most need about 10-12 hours of combined sleep per day or night or whenever. Be thankful you have one who will sleep through the night, I thought my first never would.

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