sleeping all night?

Jillian - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 153 moms have responded )

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since all of our babies are the same age, i was just wondering how many of your little ones are actually sleeping through the night? Still No luck here...

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Samantha - posted on 01/21/2010

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i wish mine was sleeping,lol. it will come though all kids are different. My son gets up twice a night still, i believe it is growing pains or teeth bothering him.

Virginia - posted on 01/21/2010

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my kids (i have 3) all started sleeping thru the night by the time they were 6 weeks old. But I ignored the dr's advice about sleeping them on their backs. Did you know that your lungs expand backwards and to the sides when you breathe? So it is actually EASIER for the child to sleep if they lay on their TUMMY. Of course you have to ensure that there are no pillows or blankets, etc in front of their face. But sleeping them on their tummies helped them sleep better and I wasn't worried about them not breathing. we lay a burprar or a receiving blanket under their heads when they lay down for when they spit up so that it gets soaked into the blanket and they arent laying in it. My kids or 4, 16 mos, and 4mos and they all have slept on their tummies all thru the night since they were about 6 wks old.

Natalie - posted on 01/21/2010

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My little girl JUST starting sleeping longer stretches a few weeks ago unless she's cutting a tooth. Sh goes down at 7 pm and wakes around 6:30 am and nurses for about forty minutes before we get going for the day. Occasionally she'll wake at 1 am for a snack, but compared with getting up every three hours or so I can't complain. My feeling about babies and sleep is that we really expect too much of them. I don't sleep through the night without waking up at least twice -- why would I expect my baby to sleep better than I do?

Lavinia - posted on 01/21/2010

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HI , my son has been sleeping 9-10 hrs a nite since very early on and has an afternoon nap everyday. Just continue with a routine.

Melissa - posted on 01/21/2010

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hi .. my son Harlan has always slept thru ..hes now 17mths ..i always give him a bath before bed, it does help to relax him thats for sure .. i know we have been blessed with a good sleeper .. also he only has one sleep in the day now ..so by 7.30pm hes really ready after bath time ..maybe some soft music would help , we use a lava lamp he loves it .. good luck with your little one :) mel

Natalie - posted on 01/21/2010

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I have a little man who is 17 months now who still doesnt sleep through the nite I wish he would as iam currently not well , he usally goes down between 7-8;30 and is awake again about 10 pm then is re-settled , he then sleeps till about 2am and wakes up very upset, I get so tired that I usally put him in 2 bed with us, could someone pls help me its gettin beyond a joke now !

Toni-Rae - posted on 01/20/2010

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All of my children, two boys, then a girl, then a boy have all been sleeping through since a maximum of four months. My girl; whos the same age as your bub is going to bed at 9pm and waking at 9am :) tis excellent! I also have a five month old who is sleeping through from 9:30 - 10pm til 7:30am and then a feed and back to bed til 9:30 am! We worked hard at it for the first few months of their lives and then it falls into place :)

Taylor - posted on 01/20/2010

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i feel yah! my 17 month old daughter is not sleeping through the night. i think it all started with her being sick and teething 4 teeth all at the same time. our routine got out of whack really quick.

Melissa - posted on 01/20/2010

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My little one is 17 months today, and is not sleeping through the night. However, she is still breastfeeding and we bed share, from talking to other parents who parent this way, and from what I've read this is the norm. I have just stop nursing her back to sleep in the night, she wakes up anywhere from once to three times a night. When she wakes it's usually only for a couple of minutes. Unless she's getting new teeth or something... Then we have rougher nights.

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My little guy is sleeping through the night. He has been doing it since around 7-8 months.; Every now and again he will cry out, but when I check on him, he is still fully asleep. He only naps once during the day now though.

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I can relate to so many of these posts.....my son will only let me put him down if I am home, he plays with my hair (which I try to limit), he wets through his diaper VERY often even though he doesn't drink much right before bed (4-6 oz of Soy Go and Grow) just a few sips of water through the night. My daughter (about to turn 5) didn't have any problems sleeping through the night....she wanted to be in bed with me but she would sleep straight through once she was asleep. Seems like boys have a harder time from the number of posts listed here....We have tried just about everything from laying down awake to rocking to sleep and cosleeping. He still wakes at least twice through the night. Usually goes back to sleep with some shushing and patting, a sip of water sometimes. Unfortunately, not having any consolidated sleep is taking its toll on my body and I have put on probaby 20lbs due to eating just to try and stay awake through the day and have the energy to pay attention to my daughter. We stick to a routine with him and just try to cherish the cuddle time that we get with him because he is such a love bug. Eventually, they will al sleep through the night. Good luck and know that you are not alone!

Brittany - posted on 01/20/2010

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My twins are 17 months old and my daughter sleeps through the night. My son is still up 2-3 times a night for a bottle which I have resorted to just putting in bed with him. Now I have the issue with him wetting through his night time diaper because of all the water he drinks in the middle of the night. Anyone have any advise on getting rid of the night time bottles?

Heidi - posted on 01/20/2010

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my daughter is 17mths old and she goes to sleep most nites about 8:30 - 9:00, she sleeps all the way thru altho because i am still breastfeeding, she usually wakes up and wants to jump into bed with me, i think it is just a comfort thing and im hoping it will stop wen she stops breastfeeding, i think all babies are different and they will all start sleeping all nite thru wen they are ready, just go with wat u know

User - posted on 01/19/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was 2 weeks old. The only time she wakes up during the night when she is sick or something is wrong! I was very lucky with her sleeping habits. Right now she goes to bed around 830 and wakes up around 900

Jennifer - posted on 01/19/2010

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my lil guy chugs a full bottle before bed and sleeps about 12 hours straight. several months ago he started waking up 1, 2, 3 times a night for milk and cuddle time with mommy, making me exhausted in the morning, but i just decided to end it cold turkey to spare us both. now when he wakes up he cries for a few min, realizes i'm not coming in and then goes back to sleep. after a few days he sleeps solid again. i highly recommend this!

Deepa - posted on 01/19/2010

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same here....and am still nursing my baby. someone told me that once i stop nursing him, he'll stop getting up in the middle of the night (got he asks for it in the night)

Haley - posted on 01/19/2010

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I know that my ped. told me about getting up at night, listen for his cry you can tell if it is a I need you NOW cry or just crying to cry cry. I started that, and I stopped rushing in there everytime and sure enough he would go right back to sleep and he started to sleep through the nights after that.
Joshua started sleeping through the night at 11 months old, before he was the worst sleeper, up at least twice a night and the worst nap taker maybe one nap a day for maybe 30 or 45 minutes. I started a routine, it took a week or so to work and now it is like clock work and it only takes him about 10 minutes to fall asleep in his crib from being wide awake and playing to being fast asleep. He eats dinner around 5-5:30. Takes a bath around 6:30-7. I give him his sippy cup of milk at 7-8 and then at 8 he says night night to daddy and gives his kisses and I take him to bed turn on his rain forest in his crib and lay him down and cover him up and give him a kiss and in 10 minutes he is out. The first week he cried and cried. But after one week of being consistent and making sure he went to bed with a full tummy he sleeps all night and sleeps good. Now I put him down at 8 and by 8:20 he is out until about 6am maybe if I am lucking he will sleep until 6:30 sometimes 7am.

Alison - posted on 01/19/2010

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my son is 17months old now and ive had problems with him sleeping since about 2 months onwards i used to give him milk when he went bed and he used to wake up loads so would give him a bottle but didnt really need it now ive started to give him a bottle before bed and nothing if u wakes up that seems to be working for me he sometimes has a nap but i make sure its in the mornings

Cally - posted on 01/18/2010

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My son is 17 months old and is still not sleeping through the night.... Me and and my partner are at our wits ends as neither of us is getting any sleep. I have followed everything the health visitor has said to do but no luck what so ever. We have tried putting him to bed later no luck. Our daughter who is now 4 was a good little sleeper and still is to this day but my son arghhh. Would be good to speak to other mums in our situation x

Suzanne - posted on 01/18/2010

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No luck here, either. I just can't do the CIO thing, and I am guessing that might have something to do with it. If I could find a non-CIO way to go about it, I'd be thrilled, but I feel like I am going to have to resort to it. He wakes a few times in the night, and I get lazy (I have school 6 days a week at 7:30AM, so I need my sleep, too!) and bring him into the bed with us. He won't let my hubby get him back to sleep if I am home (he did when I worked nights, but he won't when I'm home). He is still nursing a couple of times a day, though I have managed to keep his "night time" nursing down to one feeding around 5 or 6AM. He used to nurse several times a night, but some perseverance on my part got him down to the one feeding.

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Well, we have been doing pretty good here maybe once a week she will wake up at 2am and want to cuddle, but that's it.

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My daughter has been sleeping throught the night but in the last week she has been waking up more at about 11:30 and I can't get her back to sleep. I hope she is just teething or something.

Ashley - posted on 01/18/2010

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When you put you little one to bed and they wake up crying in the middle of the night don't go in there leave them there for about 15-20 min if they don't stop them go sooth them. Now if they wake up and are playin really leave them there . I put soft toys in the bed with my daughter and when she wakes up she plays she used to do the same thing.

Caroline - posted on 01/18/2010

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My son Harry has been sleeping through since he was about 5 months old - the only time he doesn't is if he hasn't eaten much during the day or if he's ill (which, thankfully, is rare). I don't know how I'd have coped if he didn't (I'm no good without sleep)

Michelle - posted on 01/18/2010

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My little guy is not sleeping through the night either. He is up usually 2 or 3 times a night, sometimes more. He might sleep through the night once a month if I am lucky.

Keely - posted on 01/18/2010

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My son still isnt sleeping through the night either! Getting him on a regular schedule has proved difficult but we have been trying to get him into bed around 10-10:30 (he sleeps for 8 hours flat no more no less) and gets up around 9 or 10 am. He wakes up around 2-3 am hungry and wont go back to sleep till he gets a snack. He must have a fast metabolism cause no matter how big his dinner was he is still waking up hungry.

Uzanne - posted on 01/18/2010

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no my son is also not sleeping all night, he goes to bed 19:30-20:00 starts crying(don't now why) at 23:00 sometimes betweem 2-3 in the morning. it all started when he came out of hospital last year. and now it is the teeth that is keeping us awake.

Autumn - posted on 01/17/2010

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my son has only slept through the night once......he usually falls asleep on the couch and then i can transfer him into his crib but with out fail around 3 or 4am he is awake and screaming (he doesn't bother with crying just goes straight to sounding like someone is murdering him)
he also usually only take one nap during the day late afternoon ranging from one hour to two and a half, depending on how hard he played and what time he actually goes down for the nap.

Sharon - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son usually sleeps around 9 to 9.30pm. He used to cry and get frustrated in the mid night for a few times and we don't know what is he crying for. Sometimes if we don't care about it, then he will stop. But sometimes he won't stop even if we carry him. But once in a while he will sleep through the night til morning 9.30am.

Sahrah - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hi there my son is almost 17months and still wakes up most nights and wants to get in my bed. He goes to bed at about 9 and will wake up anywhere between 12 and 3 of a night then will sleep until around 7:30

Erika - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son sleeps through the night. He goes down at 7:30pm EVERY single night, and he wakes up around 7am. He only takes 1 nap during the day.
I think 2 reasons why he does, and most likely why others do......
1. He has a routine and we stick to it. He eats the same times every day, he naps same time every day (within 1 hour window), and he goes to bed at the same time every day. Some people I know's babies....will go shopping with them until 9 at night, or stay up with them when they have company or take them out late too sometimes, but we NEVER do that. I read a book about "protecting a child's bedtime" and we do that and always have. We schedule our errands and other things around his schedule, not vice-versa.
2. We have never slept with him. I know SO many people who sleep with their baby or nap with them, and every single one of them has a hard time with their child's bedtime/sleeping through the night. Its a hard habit to break, and once you do break it, you have to stick to it. The second you put them in bed with you, you have to start all over. I guess for some mom's its hard, but I just never did it. If you do sleep with your baby, I would suggest stopping immediately in order for them to ever be able to fall asleep on their own.

Just my experience and advice, hope any of this helps you.....Good Luck! I know it can be stressful.....

Li - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son doesn't sleep through.

He's tired for bed anywhere between 6-8pm, depending on what time and for how long he has his nap.

I get him off to sleep with a feed in our bed and then he plays with my hair to go off to sleep. I then transfer him to his bed. He may stir once or twice but settles back down with his dummy, then after around 4 hours wants a feed. I try to feed him in his bed and then he'll wake early hours of the morning 2am (ish) and come in to our bed, he'll then want another feed at 5am (ish)! He doesn't need them, just wants the comfort to get back off to sleep. x

Lai - posted on 01/17/2010

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My son sleeps through the night some times. If he wakes up, we'll ask him to lay back down and after some complaining, he'll fall back to sleep on his own.

Jennifer - posted on 01/17/2010

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My daughter will go to bed around 8:30, and by 1:30 or so, she is up. I usually rock her in her room with her music on until she goes back to sleep, or if I am really tired, I bring her to bed with me, which is a habit I wish I wouldn't have started!

Rachel - posted on 01/17/2010

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my daughter is 17mths and has slept through since 6weeks old, she has a bath and then bed at 7pm she sleeps through till 7.30-8am, she has a nap in the day and always wakes up really happy! the only time we have had any problems in the night is if she is ill/poorly and then a drop of calpol usually helps to settle her. we are lucky she has a great bedtime routine!

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my son is 17 months and he dont sleep much. i put him to bed at 7:30 but he will stay awake till about midnight ( he is not crying he is happy to b in his cot) and he wakes up by 7am so he only gets about 7 hours and he has one nap a day for about an hour. i have done everything people have said to try and none of it worked so if anyone has any new tips let me know please

Briana - posted on 01/16/2010

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my little guy has been sleeping from 630 till 630/7 since he was 8 weeks. some of my friends with babies the same age still dont sleep all night and have only slept all night 3-4 times!!! im very lucky my little guy has always been a good sleeper!!!

Jen - posted on 01/16/2010

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I must be verrryy lucky. my 17 mth old has been a wonderful sleeper since day 1. He was a verryyyy "routine" baby. He goes to be about 9:30 and gets up NO EARLIER then 9:30am. The only time he ever gets up is if shes cutting teeth..and he goes right back to sleep after i go in there. I always know when hes cutting teeth if hes up at night. but it's usually only once. and then the next night..i know to give him tylenol before bedtime. Also i have a 5 mth old. and shes been sleeping all night since she was 6weeks or so. She's an amazing sleeper.she wont go to bed til 10..but she wont get up til 10:00am..there have been so many days that i'll have to go wake her up at 10:45 or so. She wasnt a very good nap taker at first..but now she's very good and sleeps for about 2..2 n a half hours in the after noon..with a short morning nap and a short evening nap. NOt sure how i got so lucky. lol

Autumn - posted on 01/16/2010

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I breastfeed Izzy till she was 14 months and she never slept through the night, but we also co-slept. When I quit on Halloween and put her in her crib at 7pm she slept till 7a.m. She now sleeps usually 12 to 13 hrs every night w/o waking. She takes a nap at about 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 and sleeps anywhere from 1 to 3 hrs. Good luck!!

Bredenhof - posted on 01/16/2010

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I have 4 children and my youngest is the same age as yours. All babies are different. My youngest is 16 1/2 months and she has been sleeping through the night since about 6 months. She just is an easier baby than my first 3. For some reason, my first 3 didn't sleep through the night til about 18 months or more. Is this your only child? With one of my daughters who was about 18 months and still not sleeping through the night, I let her sleep with her oldest sister for security. Then she slowly migrated into a toddler bed and never felt insecure again.

Also, it depends on whether your breastfed or formula fed. My first 3 were breastfed up to 16 months or so and they never got into a good sleep routine because they needed to be fed more. My last one who sleeps through the night, I started her on formula at 6 months and she slept through the night since. At 10 months, though, she was put on whole milk. But every child is different. Enjoy this stage. :)

Alicia - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son has allways been a good sleeper slept, through the night pretty much since he was bout 5 months old but it seems the older he gets the less he wants to sleep. He wakes up usually bout 1:30-2:30 am and will not go back to sleep unless i am holding him. I am at my wits end and really not sure what to do. Tonight I was getting frustrated and finally put him in his bed and let him cry it out for bout half an hour, that didnt seem to be working so i put a musical stuffy in his bed warmed up a bottle and gave it to him in his bed and within 10 min or so he was snoozin. I was allways told not to give them fluids in there bed but if thats what its going to take to get him to go to sleep i will definatly try it again. I just wish i would have tried it sooner.

Sophie - posted on 01/16/2010

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My son,nearly 18months used to sleep all night from 8 weeks old,then all of a sudden decided he no longer wanted to sleep all night...i had 7 months of hell being up all night some nights...4-5hours at a time,being that i live at my parents and my partner lives with his made it even more difficult as i was doing it alone.....left my son to cry for most of the 4 hours he was awake and he finally gave up and weve not had any problems since,only when he realised he was affraid of the dark but after a week of letting him cry himself to sleep weve concored that too....it will get better in time

Elena - posted on 01/15/2010

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Well my baby never slept through the night...he's 16mo, i'm still nursing him and he sleeps with us in our bed. he wakes up 2-3 times a night asking for mommy's milk...we are expecting and i need to transition to his 'big boy' bed and wean him before new baby comes in August...yikes!!!

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No luck here either, plus she's having a hard time giving up on bf......my son was so much easier, lol.

Holly - posted on 01/15/2010

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My little guy 8/31/08 sleeps through most of the time but he will wake up about once every few weeks thens heads back to sleep but he is an early bird wont sleep past 7 00

Wendy - posted on 01/15/2010

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I have twins one sleeps from 8-8.30 to 11.00am sometimes we have to wake her the other goes to bed a 7.30-8.30 but might wake up 4 to 5 times a night and is out of bed ready for the day by 5am so succesful on one but not on the other

Shannon - posted on 01/15/2010

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My son is 17 months, and he goes to bed at 8pm, and wakes up at 8am...he has been dong that for awhile now..he is a really good boy! im so proud of him

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