Anyone babies sleeping through the night??

MEGAN - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 320 moms have responded )

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My son will be 5 months on JAN 21, I was curios how many times you little ones are still getting up? Or if any of them are sleeping through the night ?
Thanks!!

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MEGAN - posted on 01/10/2010

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oK what is the secret to getting your babys to sleep through the night????
Im desperate!!! Very Tired

Angela - posted on 01/21/2010

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my son sleeps from 9 till 830. thet problem is that i only get 10 minute cat naps out of him during the day. I get nothing done. Advise for those still struggling. keep room dark. have bottles (or breast) ready and do not talk or engage them. They will adventually learn to soothe themselves back to sleep with out you.

Tarah - posted on 01/21/2010

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Oh, how I used to feel your pain. My daughter, who just turned 5 months yesterday, is actually the first to sleep through the night out of all 4 of ours. Our twins never slept through the night until they were probably 2 years old. But, the baby goes to bed about 10:15 and usually wakes anywhere from 5-6 for a feeding. But recently, she's begun waking much later around 8-9. The best way to get through it is to remind yourself, "It can't always be like this!" This is how I got through it! Best of luck to you!

Carolanne - posted on 01/21/2010

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My daughter turns five months on Jan 24 and she is not sleeping through the night. She wakes up 2-3 times a night, usually hungry. I try not to go to her immediately but she cries nonstop and I know she is hungry. She does go right back to sleep though.

Cindy - posted on 01/17/2010

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My daughter will be 5 months in two weeks && still wakes up during the night. Shes asleep by 8:30pm && wakes up once @ night [3am] for a bottle.. falls alseep again && is back up @ 7am.

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Cassandra - posted on 10/31/2011

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my son is 5mon old and he gets up 1 time a night depending on how long ive kept him up through the day :)

Cassandra - posted on 10/31/2011

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my son is 5mon old and he gets up 1 time a night depending on how long ive kept him up through the day :)

Eileen - posted on 10/27/2011

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so how do u get ur baby sleep through the night????? my baby is 9 mo and get up 3 times a night help please very tired mommy

Eileen - posted on 10/27/2011

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so how do u get ur baby sleep through the night????? my baby is 9 mo and get up 3 times a night help please very tired mommy

Meg - posted on 08/24/2011

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It's unnatural for a baby to sleep through the night. Their little tummies aren't big enough to hold enough food to sustain them, and by waking they reset their bodies and continue to breathe ... which is kind of important! Breathing, although involuntary, takes time to become the norm, babies have a short sleep cycle in order to keep resetting their bodies, and keep breathing! Unfortunately we have unrealistic ideas about what to expect from babies, and we can be left feeling like inadequate parents. Try reading Pinky McKay's Sleeping Like a Baby so you can understand more about how babies sleep and why they have the sleeping patterns they have.

Rebecca - posted on 08/18/2011

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at 5 months she didnt wake up at all now at 19month she wakes up now and again. It may be related to not having enough stimulation during the day, being hungry or literally being over tired!

Christine - posted on 08/18/2011

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both my kids starting sleeping throught the night from 3months - I'm just very lucky! didn't have any tricks to make it happen

Jenni - posted on 08/17/2011

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I'm a believer in following what your child chooses to be their natural pattern. My thinking is they are just like us - we have our own natural patterns for sleeping and food etc so why not allow theirs to develop. Ours from day on was always a long sleeper and wasn't because of her jaundice cos once that had gone it made no difference on her sleep! She always had one big sleep of 6hrs thou wasn't at night for awhile lol Our last feed was about 10ish then next time 2ish, once she dopped that feed she slept straight thru and still does - lucky us!!

Shieni - posted on 08/17/2011

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my son is 14 months old. still wake up every 2-3 hours to breastfed. i am a tired mom. but i dont want to sleep training him. we prefer attachment parenting.

Laura - posted on 08/16/2011

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Carol - maybe a growth spurt? Getting enough solids during the day? He should be off bottle soon, right? Maybe give banana and milk before bedtime - that's what I use to do. Hope it helps!

Carol - posted on 08/16/2011

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my son was very colicky, he was up constantly crying, once he turned 3 months he slept through the night for about a month. now, he is 15 months and he wakes at least 4-5 times during the night..... crying for a bottle. or for me to pat on his butt.

Regina - posted on 08/07/2011

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i also have a 5 month old and she has slept through the night for atleast a month and a half. She goes to bed around 9 or 10 and gets around 6 or 7. I have two other girls and they have always been good sleepers too.

Kristen - posted on 07/31/2011

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my 7 week old started going down at 10:30 pm and sleeping till 4:30 am which she then takes a bottle then goes back down till 8:30 am. The only problem is she only takes 20-30 minute naps during the day throughout the day resulting in her being fussy or crying unless im holding her....shes never content for more than 10 minutes at a time.....perhaps shes sleeping too much at night? What do you think?

Amanda - posted on 07/26/2011

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When my little girl turned 5months, she would have her feed and bottle at 5pm and she would be asleep by 6pm and she slept til 5-6am... She's 4 now and still sleeps 11-12 hours a night....

Erika - posted on 07/25/2011

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During the 5 month mark, some babies still wake up to feed once. If your baby is 15 pounds or more you can start to help him sleep through the night without a feeding.

Frances - posted on 07/24/2011

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All kids are different. I have friends who's first child sleep through from 8wks, 2nd still waking at 10months..... my twins slept pretty terribly til 8months and then didnt get what I would call consistently consistent til 15months old. I would say, dont set yourself up to fall like i did with unrealistic expectations about what your baby should be doing just because your friends or other people say their kids are doing this and that.... :)

Erin - posted on 07/23/2011

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Hi, My baby girl is now 9 months but slept through from 3 weeks old (13 hours 7pm-8am) I just fed her more during the day (exclusively breastfed) and she naturally just slept through the night,Although it wasn't until recently that she would sleep for longer than 30mins during the day,But we have found with both our girls that what ever routine you have it all changes with teething and sickness and this time we found after a cold we just did the controlled crying and the next night she was back to sleeping through. Maybe that could work to get your little one to sleep through I was told if they can do it just once then they really don't need to be fed at night it just becomes a habit. Good luck :)

Julie - posted on 07/23/2011

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My DS is 8 months old and still gets up every two hours to nurse. He's partly weaned (gets formula during the day) but still wakes often at night. It's exhausting!!!

Julie - posted on 07/23/2011

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My DS is 8 months old and still gets up every two hours to nurse. He's partly weaned (gets formula during the day) but still wakes often at night. It's exhausting!!!

Kaylene - posted on 07/18/2011

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My 1 year old twins slept really well early in their life but the last few months they haven't been sleeping well at all during the night. However, I've figured out that it's because they were hungry, they weren't getting enough solids during the day. I would suggest to all you Mums, try the cluster feeding or even giving a bottle of expressed milk or formula before bed or around 10pm to get them to sleep. Also, I don't believe that nursing or rocking a baby to sleep is a bad thing, I've always nursed my two to sleep but they will still go down by themselves as long as they're tired and full... If they're not tired, they won't sleep, simple!

Brandy - posted on 07/17/2011

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My twins started sleeping through the night around 1 month. They got a bottle around 10ish and slept til 6-7ish...Thank God because for that 1st month I slept for 1-2 hrs per night!

Melody - posted on 07/17/2011

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Lilly wakes usually once or twice, goes down between 9 and 10, sleeps til round 8. But my first was up every 2 hours and never slept through til well after 18 months.

Danielle - posted on 07/11/2011

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Check this book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child". It will help you. I love it. My daughter started sleeping through the night when she was 4 months. Made my life much better...

Danielle - posted on 07/11/2011

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Check this book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child". It will help you. I love it. My daughter started sleeping through the night when she was 4 months. Made my life much better...

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My son will occassionally suprise me maybe 2-3 times a month and sleep through the night, but he usually goes to sleep between 7:30pm and 9:00pm and then wakes up between 2:00am-4:00am for a feed and then goes back to sleep until between 6:30am-7:30am.

Nicole - posted on 02/24/2010

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Sorry, I also bath her 1/2 hour before bed to relax her and use Johnson & Johnson Bed time was and cream after bath

Nicole - posted on 02/24/2010

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Not much, I gave her a bigger bottle at night 20-30ml more than usual.. I always made sure when I wanted her to have poper naps that Id put her in her cot and not let her fall asleep in her bouncer. I always found that with both my kids puttng them in a bassinette first before a cot made them feel more secure, (rather than in a big open cot where my son woke all the time)

Sally - posted on 02/24/2010

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Nicole,

Was there anything that you did to aid in her sleeping through the night?

Nicole - posted on 02/24/2010

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Hi Megan, my daughter is now 6 months old, she has been sleeping from 8pm-6am since she was 2 months old. Nicole

Jaimie - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was 2.5 months. My secret is a bedtime bath followed by a massage, then feeding in her room with just a dim light. I also put her down at 9:30-10:00pm and she sleeps until 9am. I've also had her in her own crib/room since she was 3.5 weeks. But while she teethed she got up 2-3 times during the night for 3 nights straight.

Ana - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son sleeps from 6-7pm til 6-7am. He has slept all through the night since he was 3 months.

Sally - posted on 02/23/2010

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I posted this response in another conversation about dream feeds, but it may be useful here so I'm re-posting.

So, I posted a couple of weeks ago, but things have changed, so I thought I'd post again. I have found a few things that have helped my little girl sleep a little better. I've even 2 semi-full nights sleep (11pm-4am). I have a book called "Solve your child's sleep problems". It is written by Dr. Ferber. Before you run screaming, yes, it is the Dr. Ferber of the "cry it out method", but I think his method has gotten skewed from what he meant it to be. Here are some things that have worked for me:



1) we took away her soother. Ferber talks about a 'sleep crutch'. Which is anything that you use to help your baby fall asleep. All babies wake several times through the night, and basically if the conditions that baby fell asleep with are different, they will cry until those conditions are restored. So if baby uses a soother, or rocking, or nursing, etc. baby won't be able to fall asleep without them. Makes sense.



2) Make sure she is getting enough milk during the day so that she isn't trying to get her nutritional intake at night. I cluster feed around and after dinner.



3) I try to let her settle herself. I lay her down, kiss her and then leave the room. I will let her cry for 1 min, then I go in and rub her tummy and shhhh her. Then I leave for 2 mins and then go back in. Then I leave for 3 mins, 4 mins etc. You can adjust the time as you need it. Leave for 30 sec if that's all you can take!



4) During the night I do the same thing. I do check if she has thrown up, or has a dirty diaper etc, but then I just let her try to settle herself -- going in to check on her after progressively longer times.



The first night was awful (she cried for 45 mins, and I got up to 6 mins in between check ins before she fell asleep -- then she slept until morning.)



The second night she slept from 11pm-5am



The third night was awful -- cried on and off for about 2 hours (I think that she actually was hungry because I didn't cluster feed)



The fourth night wasn't bad -- slept from 10:30pm-3:45 am.



And that's where we are now. The biggest thing that helped me was getting rid of the soother. She likes to suck on everything, so I thought it would be so hard to get rid of it... it wasn't. She usually falls asleep within 2 minutes of me putting her down now, and isn't waking up several times a night crying for it.



I hope all of this rambling is helpful to someone. I am feeling slightly more rested, and can see a full night of sleep for me in the not to distant future!



Sally

Candace - posted on 02/23/2010

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To all the moms who's babies are NOT sleeping through the night, I feel for you! My little guy is getting better, but since 3 weeks old until 3 months old he had colic and I walked him around the house and rocked him constantly. Now he relies on me to rock him to sleep still. I've tried a few sleep methods, but they were hard to stick to because sometimes with the exhaustion I feel rocking him is just easier! He's 6.5 months old now and has started to fight his sleep even when rocked. This has become frustrating because he gets to the point where he is so over tired he can't get to sleep for 5 or 6 hours after waking up in the morning. I can only let him cry for about 5 min anymore breaks my heart. I read a book on sleep training timing and it says that the best time to try sleep techniques is between 5.5 months and 7 months. I've talked to other moms who have tried the method where you let them cry for 5 min then rub their backs and goive them their soother or lovey. So far it hasn't worked for me, my little guy gets so mad and flips all around his crib. I'm going to keep trying though!

Candace - posted on 02/23/2010

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To all the moms who's babies are NOT sleeping through the night, I feel for you! My little guy is getting better, but since 3 weeks old until 3 months old he had colic and I walked him around the house and rocked him constantly. Now he relies on me to rock him to sleep still. I've tried a few sleep methods, but they were hard to stick to because sometimes with the exhaustion I feel rocking him is just easier! He's 6.5 months old now and has started to fight his sleep even when rocked. This has become frustrating because he gets to the point where he is so over tired he can't get to sleep for 5 or 6 hours after waking up in the morning. I can only let him cry for about 5 min anymore breaks my heart. I read a book on sleep training timing and it says that the best time to try sleep techniques is between 5.5 months and 7 months. I've talked to other moms who have tried the method where you let them cry for 5 min then rub their backs and goive them their soother or lovey. So far it hasn't worked for me, my little guy gets so mad and flips all around his crib. I'm going to keep trying though!

Danniell - posted on 02/21/2010

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all babys are different ,my son is 6 mo and still doesnt sleep through the night,theres different strategies to getting them to sleep through the night but it depends wht your comfortable doing ,like the cry it out method,its hard but it really works.it teaches the baby to self soothe.look it uo you might be suprised.

Stephanie - posted on 02/21/2010

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It took awhile for Gabby, she was waking up ever 3 hours for the first 2 months, and then she went to 4 hours, and now for the last month or so she's been sleeping all the way through. I give her a heavy meal around 6-6:30pm and have her asleep by 7pm, give her just a bottle around 9:30 and then she sleeps till about 8 or 9am. I find that if she eats too much right before bed or if she doesn't get that few hours of sleep before her actual bedtime than she doesn't sleep as well.

Leena - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son is 6months +, he used to sleep at 11 pm and sleep through the night and wake up at 8am....with one feed at 3am or so...but last couple of weeks he is waking up nearly every 2 hrs and is very fussy...gassy....I don't know what I should do..:(.....probably i should reduce his solids....he is teething also....I am very sleep deprived and tired....please advice what to do...:(

Jaime - posted on 02/14/2010

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my boy has slept thru since 5 weeks old.....u jus gotta b tough.....let him self settle, dont feed him during the night at that age they dont need if if they are getting enuff during the day. try not getting up to him for a few nights and after aprox 3-5 nights he wont do it any more...its hard but worth it

Tanya - posted on 02/02/2010

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my son is 5 months old he goes to sleep at 6 pm them wakes up about 10pm for his night bottle up until a week ago he was sleeping until about 5. Now he wakes at 10 then about 1:30 then at 4 ( i try to give him a pacifier instead of a bottle but he won't have it he wants to eat) then he's up at 6:30 for the day He also tricks me at 6:30 acting like he's hungry but he only eats like an ounce. I did start him on babyfood anf cereal at 4 months his appeite has slowed down alot but i'm tired!!

Kristy - posted on 01/30/2010

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My baby is 5 1/2 months and has been sleeping through the night for about 2 weeks, she sleeps from 9 - 10 hours. I ended up putting her in her cot her in her own room last night as my husband snores and would wake her early in the morning...it was a good move she slept till 6am

Toni - posted on 01/29/2010

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My son who turn five monthes on Jan. 21st as well has been sleeping through the night since he was less then 2 monthes old. We start winding down around 10pm and he's out by 12am. He sleeps until 10am usually.

Takiyah - posted on 01/29/2010

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My baby sleeps through the night and has been since he was a month old and wakes up at 9am and every now and then 8am.. he can go to sleep at 8pm and still will wake up at the same times

Kenya - posted on 01/28/2010

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My son made 5 months on January 21st as well. I get up with him once or twice a night, but mostly because he loses his pacifier or rolls himself over from his stomach to his back. Sometimes he goes right back to sleep and sometimes I have to feed and change him. If I take him out during the day and he doesn't get to nap as much, he will sleep through the night (anywhere from 6-8 hours at a time).

Tara - posted on 01/27/2010

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Hi Megan,



My little girl is almost 6 months old. She was sleeping through the night from about 2 months old. However, she is now teething and wakes up once during the night for a bottle. Try substituting the night feed of milk for water as another lady said. That's what a friend of mine did and both her daughters sleep all night, the youngest is only 2 months old!



I'm going to try Alleah on a bottle of water tonight instead of the milk, hope all goes well (: I think now she's teething may be the reason she is waking up.



Hope you start getting some more sleep (:

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