Poll Results: How many hours total did baby sleep in a 24 hour period for ages 4-5 months (17-22 weeks)? (approximate)

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Results:

18-20 hours: 7 votes (7%)
16-17 hours: 41 votes (44%)
14-15 hours: 37 votes (39%)
12-13 hours: 6 votes (6%)
less than 12 hours: 2 votes (2%)

Total of 93 votes

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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4 Comments

  1. Reds
    December 26, 2008 / 5:41 PM

    Happy Holidays!! I have a question regarding my 9 month old, he takes two naps a day, and he always goes down for his first nap at 10am but the time he sleeps until can vary from 11:30 to 1pm. If he sleeps until 1pm then I have no idea when he’s ready for a second nap…I’ve tried putting him down earlier than usual, and later than usual but he just cries. Would you suggest that I wake him up from his first nap at the same time every day so he’s more on a schedule for the second nap? thanks so much!

  2. Plowmanators
    January 3, 2009 / 11:27 PM

    Reds,Thanks! Happy Holidays to you!I wouldn’t let him nap longer than 2.5 hours. If it were me, I would pick a time to wake time every day so things can be more consistent. It sounds like he might sleep shorter some days, but those days could be adjusted. I would take notes for a week or so to see what is his most typical time to wake up and go for that time.

  3. Reds
    January 4, 2009 / 3:17 PM

    thank you! I will try that. Hope you are feeling well!

  4. Plowmanators
    January 8, 2009 / 8:53 PM

    Thanks for the “well” wishes. I am feeling a bit better right now. I still throw up sometimes, and I have anemia, but I just started more iron which makes a huge difference in my energy level.

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