Any other mommies lucky enough to be sleeping all the way through the night??

Amanda - posted on 09/04/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I hear a lot about babies that will not sleep through the night, from the day you bring them home until they're 2 or 3. I honestly have no idea what these poor women have gone through, I have been lucky enough to have our daughter (who is now 5 months) sleep all the way through the night...since we brought her home! (Admittedly, sometimes during a growth spurt, there'll be a few nights in a row when she'll wake up and take a whole 5 oz bottle, but then she falls asleep 5 minutes later.)
I am wondering...is this sleeping through the night thing normal? I mean, my siblings and I all did the same thing.... I'm wondering if perhaps night waking is due to the nurses in our area telling us to wake baby every 3 hours to feed...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not anxious to get up in the middle of the night if I don't have to...! But, is anyone else experiencing this?

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Shazok247 - posted on 10/07/2010

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Hi AManda, my son is 6 months old, he was always a good sleeper but at about 4 months old he started waking during the night. I think we might have been waking him just by turning over or coughing, so we moved him into his own room at 4 and half months, since we did that he goes to bed at 8.30pm and sllep until 7.30am. We are very luck, I know alot of people don't have this luxery

Nichole - posted on 09/15/2010

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Mines been sleeping through the night since the day she was born. I don't understand why the nurses told me to wake her every couple of hours either. She knows when she is hungry, and if she was she would wake up in the middle of the night, just the same, to eat, and then back to bed for her. Just the other night, I put her to bed at 8 o'clock and she didn't wake up until 9 the next morning. I guess it's just about having any easy baby.

Brittany - posted on 09/15/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was about a month old and she is 5 months old now. She sleeps 12+ hours every night. I have breastfed her exclusively since birth and about a month ago we started on cereal and stage 1 food. But right before bed all she gets is milk and she is fine the whole night, not a peep from her until the next morning. Through the day she just takes a couple short (maybe 20-30 minutes) naps which is fine since she should be sleeping mostly at night anyways. I don't even question it I just enjoy it. Her doctor is happy with her, she is healthy and such a happy baby. All babies are different, I say if she is sleeping through the night just enjoy it!

Kristi - posted on 09/14/2010

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my little girl started sleeping threw the night when she was about 3 months, i out her down at 8 or 8:30 and she'll sleep till 7:30 to about 9. whenever she feels like waking up. i wasnt worried to check on her so much untill she started to turn over on her stomach each night and sleep that way. i would always turn her on her side or back, but she alsways found her way back to her stomach. i dont worry as much since shes 5 months now, but every now and then i do go and check on her before i go to sleep.

Wendy - posted on 09/14/2010

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Our 2year old son still wakes up once a night, but he will usually run around his room for a few minutes talking to his toys then go back to sleep - so we don't usually need to get up. But our 5 month old daughter only sleeps 3-5hours at a time during the ngiht (my understanding is that 5hours is technically "through the night"), but with 2 children 2 and under, I could use a lot more sleep!!! =)

Kathleen - posted on 09/14/2010

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my baby is almost 5 months and sleeps through the night we use to wake her and feed her till she was about 7 weeks after that we let her decided she sleeps like 12 hours. Rule of thumb if baby is growing properly I wouldn't worry its very common after 10 pounds for them to sleep through the night

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Luckily my son sleeps through the night too! He is 4 and 1/2 months old and has been sleeping through the night for about 2 months now :) He goes to sleep at 2100 and wakes up at 0700. I often times wake up just to check on him, but it is a great feeling to be able to sleep through the night!

Jaimie - posted on 09/12/2010

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My daughter is 5 months old and she started sleeping through the night at 7 weeks! I love it! My son, who is 5 now, didn't sleep through until he was about 11 months.

Nicole - posted on 09/12/2010

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wow ive heard sleep clinics really do work we were considering doing this now we will !

Marcia - posted on 09/11/2010

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Our l.o has been sleeping threw the night since he was about 2 months old as well. We went to a sleep clinic that was recommended to us. It was full of very helpful information to help us teach our son to sleep threw the night and also get him on a nap routine during the day. Was the best thing we ever did. By doing this he taught himself self soothing techniques and wakes up to play about 6 am but goes right back to sleep after about 10 minutes and is sleeping 11 1/2 to 12 hour nights. Its so wonderful to be able for my husband and I to have some alone time in the evening and also me to have some alone time in the morning to get some stuff done before the day starts.

Jessica - posted on 09/09/2010

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I most definitely agree. My son has been sleeping through the nite since he was about 2 months old. He sleeps almost 11 1/2 hours before waking up. My nurse always said wake him up but I now realize that when a baby wants to sleep a baby wants to sleep. You grow more when your sleeping so to me it almost seems odd they want us to do that!

Keren - posted on 09/09/2010

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my lo has been sleeping through the night since he was 8 weeks old. he is healthy, happy, interactive and alert. i exclusively breast fed until 4 months and now supplement with 3 solid feedings (rice cereal and stage 1 foods) daily. i still nurse him for liquid feeds. don't question it...just enjoy :)

Renee - posted on 09/09/2010

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My little man has slept through the night since he was 2.5 months old. He eats about 4oz at 9:00p and sleeps until 6:00a usually. I will not wake him up in the middle of the night to eat, eventhough that is what is told to you by nurses. I believe they say that for babies for their first month or so to ensure he is eating properly-- but a baby (espcially 4/5 months) will get up when hes hungry.

I think alot has to do with getting your baby aware of daytime vs. nighttime. Once they figure out that nighttime is for sleep, they will follow that routine. Atleast thats what worked for my little guy.

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Janice - posted on 09/09/2010

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My boy is a big boy and he's a hungry one. I breast feed, so I know it doesn't fill them up as much as a bottle does. (more easily digested and therefore the little man wakes up more often for a feed) I don't mind, but on average I'm still getting up 2-3 times a night to feed him. I have started him on rice cereal so hoping that will help sustain him a little bit more. But no, I don't know what it's like to sleep through the night yet with my little man :)

Katie - posted on 09/09/2010

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My DD's been sleeping through the night (6+ hours)since she was 3 weeks old. Now she's 5 months, and sleeps a good 12+ hours a night. She does wake up sometime at night because I can hear her talking in her crib, but she talks to herself for a few minutes and then goes back to sleep. I'm not sure if she always does this because right now we're grammy sitting for my parents, so she's staying in our room, where at home she's in her own room. Us moving in the bed might be what's waking her up. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have such a good sleeper. I do feel bad for those who don't, and wish that everyone can have a baby that sleeps through the night at an early age. Oh and she's breastfed, so from what I've heard they tend to take longer to sleep through the night. That's not always the case. Since she sleeps so well at night however, she eats really frequently during the day.

Megan - posted on 09/08/2010

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My baby girl started sleeping through the night (7 hours instead of 3 or 4) at about 2 months. The first time it happened I was so freaked out when I woke up and realized that she hadn't woken me up, but I checked on her and she was sleeping good. Since then she has grown to sleep anywhere from 7-11 hours at night straight and I love it! :)

Amanda - posted on 09/08/2010

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My son is also four and a half months and has slept through the night since he was about 2 months old. He will sometimes wake up around 4am, but I usually give him his soother and he falls right back asleep (when he wakes it is not a hunger cry, but a tired cry, so a soother fixes the problem).

Melanie - posted on 09/06/2010

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My daughter who is four and half months old now sleeps through the night. She started doing this at around two months of age after she went through the hunger and growth spurt. The first time she slept through the night I woke up to check her to see if she was still breathing and she was sound asleep!! Sometimes she will wake up in the middle of the night crying or by making grumpy sounds but she eventually falls back to sleep. Of course if she is still awake after a certain amount of time I will get up and attend to her but this happens rarely now. A midwife advised me to let my daughter sleep and let her wake herself to tell you she is hungry. I guess from me doing this she has learn't to sleep through the night.

Amanda - posted on 09/05/2010

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uumm yeah that is not the norm as far as I know. both my girls were/are breastfed and started out waking every 2-3 hrs, then slowly stretched out to 10-12 hrs. as they got older. my 5 month old still wakes and I am trying not to feed her, and let her cry herself back to sleep (example, she woke twice last night and cried on and off for an hour before going back to sleep). consider yourself lucky and enjoy your sleep! I don't know anyone else who has babies that sleep as well as yours!

Jessica - posted on 09/05/2010

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my daughter just started to sleep all night and honestly it makes me so nervous my body wakes me up every couple hous just to check on her.she is breastfeed and she has always ate so much.she would wake up every tree or four hours eat and go back to sleep.my doc says its ok but i guess i just worry to much cuz even though its nice to sleep threw i just cant do it.but i do think your lucky

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