Is your baby sleeping through the night?
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Ashley - posted on 11/05/2009
My 6 month old goes to sleep at 7:00 and typically wakes between 4:00 and 5:00 to feed, but then she goes back to bed for another one and half and two hours. My oldest, who is 14, never did that. All babies are different. Hang in there, it will happen when your baby is ready.
Gwen - posted on 11/04/2009
My son started sleeping from 9-3:30, then 6 and up at 8 around 8 weeks. Then around 12 weeks he started waking up every 2-3 hours. Then recently, around 17 weeks, he started sleeping from 8-1 or 2, but that only lasted a few nights. He's been up 2ce already and has only been down 3.5 hours. Two steps forward, one step back. I believe firmly that they'll do it when they're ready!
Kerie - posted on 11/04/2009
My daughter is 1 and has been sleeping through the night since she was 2 months old. We followed the Sleep Sense strategies and it worked great! Every child has the ability to sleep through the night once they are over 3 months old/13 pounds you just have to teach them how to fall asleep on their own. This way if they do happen to wake in the night, which is very common, they will know how to get back to sleep on their own, without your assistance. Good luck!!! A rested mom is very important!
Louise - posted on 11/04/2009
Hi. My now 3 mo son was sleeping through at 3 weeks. What I found made a big difference in keeping consistency was having a 3 hour feed/play/sleep routine during the day - which means waking them for feeds - means they are really tried by the end of the day PLUS tanking him up with several feeds before bed (1 formula feed included - even though he is otherwise all boobie fed). I got this and more really helpful info from reading Tracey Hogg's Baby whisperer book - avail on fishpond.com.au (cheapest website I could find for AU). It's the most amazing book - also has lots of fantastic info on breastfeeding. Good luck!
Jillian - posted on 11/04/2009
My 7 week old and I go to bed around 11:30 and he wakes me up from anywhere between 5:30 and 7:30...I feed him and he goes back to sleep until between 9am and 10:30 am...such a good baby...I feed him again, and he's usually asleep by noon...
Kelly - posted on 11/03/2009
my son is 4 mos and still wakes up every 2 hours to breastfeed. It's been hard since I've gone back to work because I don't feel like I ever get to sleep! But honestly, I love our time together at night, I think i will probably really miss it when he does start to sleep through the night:(
Josipa - posted on 11/03/2009
my baby wakes up 10 times a night. he goes to sleep at 7pm and wakes up at 8am. I nurse him only 3-4 times. other times he wakes up and can't go back to sleep, he really tries but it's not working. I'm very frustrated
Chelsea - posted on 11/03/2009
Around 11 months old my daughter began to sleep 7pm-5:30am and then nurse and sleep until 7am. Now at 13 months she sometimes will wake during the later part of the night for a feeding but other times will see will sleep all the way through until 7am.
I think that it's important to except a baby for who they are and to stop obsessing over how many hours in a row they sleep at night. It's healthy for an infant to wake to feed at night and it means more calories for them. If anyone is having trouble with lack of sleep I would highly suggest co-sleeping so that you both get some sleep and you can nurse without being awake.
Amy - posted on 11/02/2009
My son is almost 7 months old and has been sleeping through the night since he was 6 weeks old. He sleeps from 7pm till 7 or 8am. That is not to say that he doesn't go through a growth spurt every once in a while and gets up once in the night for a feeding. He always eats and goes right back to sleep.
Jillian - posted on 11/02/2009
I was lucky...my baby has slept in at least 5 hour stretches since birth. He is now 10 weeks old and sleeps 7-9 hour stretches before waking up to be fed. He typically sleeps from 8-3:30, then back to sleep after being fed until 7:30. But every baby is different.
Tessaract - posted on 11/01/2009
If your baby does at least 5h stretches - it is considered STTN. My DD is 1 year old and still wakes up a few times at night. But things like teething and learning curves/milestones and GS can make them very restless.
Jamie - posted on 11/01/2009
It depends on what you consider sleeping through the night. If you go by the 6 hour rule, then my daughter started consistently doing this at around 6 months old. If you go by the rule of not waking up until morning, then she didn't start consistently doing this until 12 1/2 months. From 6 - 12 months she would wake up about 1 time each night to nurse.
Cassie - posted on 11/01/2009
I have to agree with Lisa! Ha! My little girl is one and sometimes we are up every hour nursing!! That's usually only if she is sick or teething though. On average, we are up about 4 times a night. She goes to bed at 8 and wakes up between 7-8.
Hannah - posted on 11/01/2009
Sometimes yes, sometimes no... I was getting 8 hours a few weeks ago and got really excited, but she wakes up twice a night now. I don't mind too much I suppose...... I guess she will go through phases. Sad to say I am used to being perpetually tired, but it has got easier over time.
Rebecca - posted on 10/31/2009
Ive actually been really lucky and both of my kids slept through the night pretty much since birth. My son (hes almost 3) sleeps from 730pm-8am and my daughter (almost 6 months) sleeps from 8pm-630 or 7am. They both were/are EBF.