Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009-04-11

Q.

Sleeping enough?

I think my 8 week old daughter does not sleep enough during the day. Some days she only sleeps 2-3 hours for the entire day. How many hours per day should a baby of her age sleep for?
I do understand that some babies are happy with little sleep but she is miserable and she is definitely tired, but just won' t sleep. This doesn' t happen every day though but most days it' s the case. She also has colic (during the day as well as in the evenings) - could this be the problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your bay should be sleeping a lot more at this stage. It is probably her colic that is keeping her awake. She should be on one of the colic remedies such as Bennet's colic remedy.

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