Re: extremely alert baby
My newborn was very alert and from the beginning did not nap much during the day. She's nearly one now and has stayed that way. People were always making comments about how alert she was because she'd be looking around and loves to stare at people (she intimidated grown men at 3 months!) rather than staring off into space like many babies do. I think my lo just doesn't want to miss anything. I wouldn't worry too much, if your lo was sleep deprived he'd definitely let you know it.
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