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How much sleep does one baby need?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in Sleep Tips | 6 comments

Naps. Parents love ’em. Lions love ’em…. Babies hate ’em. Little Miss has decided at 7 months that she’s a big girl and doesn’t need to nap. Ever since she went through her 4 month sleep regression, a bedtime without tears has become rare. Not surprisingly, this has made everyone at the CleverHouse tired and cranky. I’ve been scratching my head thinking about what could be causing this sudden nap strike. Teething? Growing pains? Achy breaky heart? Nothing seemed to fit. Then I thought that maybe she was sleeping too much. So how much sleep should your baby be getting? Every baby is different, however, there is a general guideline showing how much sleep your baby needs. Newborn – 16 to 20 hours per day. 6 weeks – 15 to 16 hours per day. 4 months – 9 to...

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