Wake Time

My girls are a little over 2 weeks old. How much wake time did your LO have at this age? Should I try and keep them awake? As soon as they feed, they go right back to the bouncers and fall asleep. I know I should be taking advantage of this sleep time, but I don't want them sleeping too much. TIA!

Re: Wake Time

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    I remember Emerson being on a solid awake/sleep time every two hours for the first several months.

    Huge piece of advice here-let them sleep.  Remember that sleep begets sleep.  The more the sleep, the better they are going to sleep at this point.  You really, really don't want them over tired.

    Right now you have to follow their lead.


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    I have found this chart SUPER helpful... and true!

    Guideline for Awake time for babies
    Newborn 50-60 mins
    1 month 60 mins-hour and 15
    2 months 1 hour and 15 - 20 mins
    3 months 1 hour and 20 - 30 mins
    4 months 1 hour and 45 - 2 hours
    5 months 2 hours - 2.25 hours
    Late 5 months/early 6 months 2.25-2.5 hours
    6.5 - 7 months 2.75-3 hours. Some are getting more.
    8 - 10 months 3 - 4 hours. Some are getting more.
    11 - 12 months 3.5 -4.5 hours. Some are getting more if moved early to 1 nap

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    Mine slept in between each feeding (aka all the time) until they were almost 2.5 months old.  Let them sleep!  Enjoy it!

    After 2 rounds of IVF & 2 rounds of FET, we were blessed with identical twin girls!

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