nighttime sleep at 10 wks

Jessica - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 69 moms have responded )

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My LO is 10 weeks and still is eating every 4 hours. So that means not a lot of sleep at night maybe 2-3 hours between each feed. How much sleep is your LO getting at night?

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you are not alone! my son still feeds 3 hours (breastmilk & formula) which means he sleeps about 2 1/2 hrs between feeds. sleeping thru the night is more about weight rather than age my son is just 11lbs now. after the vaccination he slept 6 hrs and last night he slept from 7p-230am so he has it in him...! if only it was from 10p to 5am or something

i always read all these postings and think i must be doing something wrong but maybe all the moms who are like us just dont post or arent members! at least that's what i have to think to feel better. my mommy's group has mostly older babies (6-10 mths) and they laugh at the idea of their babies sleeping thru the night at 10wks so don't feel bad. try to be patient - advice i need to take myself!

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Ebony - posted on 03/30/2010

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yeah i think he will... but if he's taking 1-2 long naps then i wonder if he has his days and nights mixed up... that happened with my daughter and what i had to do was spend one night with her sleeping with me and she was fine... but idk she was also only a few days old so...
But also i started bottle feeding my daughter half formula half breastmilk (bc i was having a hard time producing enough for her bc i was so tired) and i find that she was fuller and therefore she would sleep longer... idk mayb try that???
GD LUCK!!!

Michelle - posted on 03/30/2010

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My son just turned 10 weeks old. He goes to bed by 8 and is up anytime between 11 and 1. He then gets up again every 2 hours to feed! I breastfeed, just as I did my daughter and never had this issue with her. Not sure what I can do....needless to say, I'm pretty exhausted! He is a good napper during the day. Takes 1-2 long naps and several catnaps throughout the day. Any advice???? I don't see how I can change this. I think he will eventually start sleeping longer....right?!

Ebony - posted on 03/30/2010

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My daughter is 10 wks as well and right now if i don't wake her up to eat she will sleep ne where from 6 to 9 hrs... but i'm told thats unusual... so idk

If you don't mind me asking are you breastfeeding or formula feeding???

Gioia - posted on 03/30/2010

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Absolutely agree with you Pami Adams and any pediatricians would say the same. Small babies must sleep during the day as much as they want/need, it helps their brain development.The more they sleep during the day the better they should sleep at night, at their own pace though...

Casey-ann - posted on 03/29/2010

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my little one is 10wks and has been sleeping through the night since she was 4wks old. last feed at 10pm then she wakes at 6am some times longer.

Annette - posted on 03/29/2010

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My boy Jacob, 2nd child, feeds 2-3 hrly or when he needs during the day then gives me a 5-6 break first night sleep then 3'n'half-4hr next sleep till morning. This is often results in catch up feeds am and build up feeds early evening. I imagine bottle feeds could make it more regular?
He was 7pound at birth dropped 10% then put on weight better once breastfeeding got going now i just need to not try so hard to settle him to sleep as I did all habits with the first...and this one thru the night settles himself fine.

Rose - posted on 03/29/2010

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I swaddle marlo and use a loud whitenoise maker.. it keeps her asleep for 11 hrs with a 15 min feeding in the middle.. the only reason she wakes otherwise is if she somehow gets her arms out of the swaddle.. she cries, but goes right back to sleep as soon as i reswaddle her..

Jaime - posted on 03/29/2010

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My daughter is 9 weeks old we are breastfeeding so for now I keep her in bed with us. She usually sleeps one 5-6 hour stretch then eats every 4 hours after that. However because she sleeps next to me I barely even wake up, I just get her latched on good and fall asleep again while she eats. I get lots of sleep this way. When she is well into solids and able to sleep all night without milk then I will move her into her crib.

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my daughter is 11 weeks old, for the first couple of weeks she woke at 2:30am and 4am for a feed getting up at 7am then she dropped the 2:30am feed and started sleeping from 11pm til 5am ( i wake her up at 11pm to top her up after she has her bath at 8pm) now shes suddeny started waking up for the 2:30am feed again iv moved her up to hungry baby milk formula so she will hopefully go back to sleeping until 5am, although no matter what time she falls asleep or wakes for a bottle she is always awake ready for the day by 7am, i change her, feed her, get her dressed downstairs then she will sleep another 2-3 hours in her bouncer :)

Jayde - posted on 03/28/2010

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U r not alone my lil girl is awake every 2-3 hrs for a feed i BF. I believe this is part of being a parent yeas some parents r lucky that there babies sleep thru but this is what being a mum is all aboout they r babies they r not all suppose to sleep thru at this age my 3 yr old still wakes for milk or just wakes up. I agree that babies shouldnt have any other food apart frm B/milk or formula cos there are alot of risks giovering food before trhe reccomended age. Bf Babies do wake more often cos its so easy to digest and formula does take longer to digest that is why they sllep longer cos they feel fuller for longer. U r not the onlyu one that has a baby awake at night so dont stresss but it is part of being a mum.

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My son is 9 weeks and sleeps through the night, we have been quite lucky as he has done this for the past month. However i did get Mastitis. He usually sleeps from 10.30pm through to 6ish when he stirs but i feed him and he falls back to sleep till about 10. He has most his sleeps in the morning and catnaps through the afternoon.

Anita - posted on 03/28/2010

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he is at a normal sleep, at about 4months is when your child should sleep the whole night maybe wanting to eat before the baby sleeps. At about a year you should see a full night sleep comfortably

Cherilyn - posted on 03/28/2010

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Mine is 10 weeks. I read these replys because I would love to know how to etmore sleep at night too...without supplementing with formula or ricecereal. My baby is only receiving breast milk. He goes down at different times at night for his first long sleep which is generally 3-4 hours...once in awhile longer. Then I'm up withj him every hour to 3 hours after that for the remainder of the night. He does fall asleep during feedings which I think is one of the biggest problems as had as I try to keep him awake by tickling, burping or changing his diaper or just undressing a bit tomake him not so warm and cozy. He still falls asleep.

PJ - posted on 03/28/2010

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My little guy is 10wks and wakes every 3 hrs for a feed. My supply isn't the best so he has BF's as much as poss with a bottle or 2 of formula when i cant feed him. He generally feeds at midnight, 3am and 6 am. He tends to wake for the day around 8 or 9am has a small power nap around 11 then has a good 2- 21/2 hr nap around 1pm and 6pm. He has gone a couple of nights where he slept for 5 hrs, but we were on holiday so i think it was due to the travelling (and lots of cuddles from his grandmama). I have half-heartedly tried a routine but figure he is still young and will start to sleep better when he's ready and wants too. I fully beleive in letting them learn at their own pace with encouragement from mum and dad.

Angela - posted on 03/28/2010

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My son sleeps an average of 7-8 hours a night. He's had a cold the last week, so his sleeping has been all over the place. One night he got up every hour, one night he slept 6 hours. We're very lucky that he's been sleeping so well!

Soleil - posted on 03/28/2010

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hi there :) i promise ur not alone my little man is 10 weeks and feeds every 3 hours day and nite he is breastfed to but i also use a dummy wich sometimes gives im a xtra 30 mins at nite but our babbies a NORMAL its perfectly normal for babies to wake every 3/4 hours there tiny and need as much food as pos so they can grow big and strong i think of it this way he is up so much cos he loves me so much and i dont mind cos it means more cuddles for me ! ♥ ♥

Jamie - posted on 03/27/2010

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Jessica, my baby girl is 9 weeks and she still gets up pretty often to eat. The longest she has slept is 7 hours straight and that was the night after she had her 2month shots. She goes to bed around 9 or 9:30, then wakes up every 3 hours or so to eat. I keep it dark and quiet, so she usually goes back to sleep quickly. I only change her diaper at night if she is really wet or has a BM. I've been able to only be up for about 20 minutes each time. It is rough because I started back to work this week, but I know she will start to sleep longer soon. She is usually up for the day around 7am. A friend of mine who bottle fed said that her LO would want to stop eating the last bottle at night before it was gone. When she could persuade him to finish the last ounce or 2, he slept much better. Good luck!

Nina - posted on 03/27/2010

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My daughter is 11½ weeks and has been sleeping 10hours a night for weeks now. Mommy's very happy! =D

Chantelle - posted on 03/27/2010

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My little prince was a preemie and at 9 weeks he is still up every 2-3hrs... I too wonder when he'll begin to sleep longer myself... sending an s.o.s!

Allyson - posted on 03/26/2010

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I was able to get my little one on a schedule right off the start. She has a bottle at 8 AM and plays till 10:30 - naps until noon wakes ans has another bottle. plays til 2:30 or 3:00 naps till 4 then has another bottle. then shes up and plays till about 6:30 and wakes at 7:30. she has a bottle @ 8:00 then plays till 10. she goes down in her playpen till midnight which is when I wake her for a top up, she usually takes about 4 ounces, then shes back to sleep til I wake her the next morning just before 8 for breakfast. It took alot of patience and persistence to get her on this kind of schedule, but its amazing how happy she is all the time now!

Amber - posted on 03/26/2010

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No your not alone, my little man is 12 weeks old and still wakes up every 3 to 4 hours and he is a formula baby, He was born at 4kgs and is now 6kgs. Im dying for some sleep! your not alone hang in there. Oh and ive tried everything and nothing works my lil man is just a hungry baby.

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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My baby is 11 weeks and of a night sleeps 5hrs wakes for a feed then sleeps another 3hrs then wakes for a small top up then sleeps for another 2hrs before he is up for the day.
He still has naps through the day sometimes 30mins sometimes 2hours. This is completely normal so don't stress! Try not to compare to other people and it's not a competition whos baby sleeps through the night first! It can take some mothers 2years to get there child to sleep through the night!
I hope this eases your worries :)

Deanna - posted on 03/25/2010

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my baby girl was 8 weeks old 2 days ago, for the past 2 weeks she has been sleeping from about 10pm through to about 8am, she doesnt wake up throughout the night which is awsome

Alicia - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son is 11 weeks old. He usually sleeps 7-8 hours a night. We give him a bottle with an extra ounce before he goes to bed. And during the day if he's just in a bad mood and nothing is technically wrong we just let him cry for a little bit. It helps expend a little energy so at night he's a calm, happy baby.

Samantha - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi, my little one is 11 weeks tomorrow and only goes every 3 hours for a feed, I try to keep him awake during the day, but this makes no difference at night, I can set an alarm by him, 3 hours on the dot............

Alicia - posted on 03/24/2010

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i don't think it matters whether the baby is breast or bottle fed, my girl is 10 weeks old and breastfed and has slept through the night (6hrs +) from about 10 days old. During the day she naps on and off from anywhere between half an hour to an hour until she goes for a 3 hr sleep at 4/5pm, we go to bed at 9 for a feed and quiet time and she will usually be asleep by 10/1030 and always wakes up for a feed at around 5am give or take depending on what time she went to sleep.

Eve - posted on 03/24/2010

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My twin girls (Ava and Aniya) are asleep by 10 pm and they sleep until 6 am. They have been sleeping thru the night for about a month now. I am so happy because before that I was getting up with them at least twice a night for each one, so I wasn't getting any sleep.

Nataliya - posted on 03/24/2010

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My little girl is 9+weeks. She doesn't have any schedule yet. I breastfeed her, and she eats every 2-4 hrs. It was very hard to get pu and feed her, so I started puting her to sleep with me. When she is hungry, she wakes me up, then we lay side to side, and I give her my boob and continue to sleep. When she is done, she goes back to sleep too. That's the easiest way for me. She may eat 2-4 times at night.

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We put our boy down at 7.30, he usually sleeps til maybe 1ish, then wakes again around 4,30-5, then wakes for the day at 7-8, so he has his longest stretch first sleep of the night.
But then last night he woke heaps...so don't have any real schedule that he sticks to!
One trick I have started is catching him before he wakes and tucking him back in, making sure his arms are in his wrap etc..so when he starts to make wakey noises. Then he often settles back down..since doing this he has started the longer stretches.
Make sure your bub is feeding enough at night too, ie make sure that baby stays awake long enough for a proper feed not just top up.
I wouldn't worry too much about the wonderful sounding babies on here, I am sure they can't be all that perfect!!

Rebeca - posted on 03/24/2010

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My baby boy is 10 weeks old and he wakes up every 3 to 4 hours during the night. I do breastfeed him on demand so I'm always feeling like a zombie!!!! But I'm okay with it because this stage will pass and I will miss it when it does!!!!!

Jenna - posted on 03/24/2010

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My little one just had her second night (not in a row) of a full eight hours last night. My husband is praying that it will happen again tonight, so he can take advantage of it. He was crazy enough not to last night, because he was expecting her to get up like she normally does.

Cheryl - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have a little one who is 2 months and 3 weeks.He usually falls asleep between 9:30-10:30pm.He wakes up at around 6:30 ish for a feeding then hes back to sleep for 2-3 hours.He is a super good boy for a first!

Tara - posted on 03/24/2010

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Mine was born in January, And you are not alone... my lil man goes to sleep around 11 pm, and wakes around 2am or 4am, has a bottle, then back to sleep til around 6am. If he goes back to sleep after eating again at 6, he only sleeps about another hour or two. And rarely will sleep during the day without being in my arms. At night however he sleeps in his crib just fine. He has a few health issues that prevent me from letting him cry his self to sleep at all. There are times when he spits up that he chokes on it. Hopefully once we get his issues taken care of, he'll sleep better. Until then, I'm happy to let him sleep in my arms during his day naps. As long as he's not fussy, I'm happiest holding him. So, it works for us, for now.

Sophia - posted on 03/23/2010

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On my LO's fussy nights I do the same. I bathe him with the Johnson n Johnsons bedtime bath and lotion him up with the Johnson n Johnson calming lotion and he sleeps to comfortably throughout the whole night from 7pm to 6am

Jessie - posted on 03/23/2010

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I wouldn't be giving my baby cereal under 4mths, their body isn't ready for it yet and I also don't think it will change any sleeping habits. Also I wouldn't try to keep the baby awake during the day, I find with my baby that the more she sleeps during the day, the better she sleeps at night.



My girl is 11wks and will go to bed at about 7:30pm and sleep till about 2:30am, then have a feed and go back to sleep until about 6:30am. She does have nights though when she wants to wake every three hours for a feed, I do try to get her to sleep again but if she won't go to sleep I just feed her.



Day sleeps range from about 1hr to 3hrs between every feed (and feeds are 3-4hourly based on her cues)



I try to just follow her lead and thats working for us. Good luck but I wouldn't expect too much in regards to sleeping through at this age.

Vanessa - posted on 03/23/2010

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my lil man is 8 weeks old and is in bed by 8pm and wakes at 3am and then 7am.....and its fine just getting up to feed once in the night..dont think it matters if formula fed or breastfed because my first son did the same and he was on formula and my lil man now is breastfed.... i think its important for them to sleep during the day also...not forcing them to stay up just so they sleep @ night..they need to sleep all the time at this young age for thr growth and brain development.

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My 9 week old is breastfed and nurses every 3 hours like clockwork during the day, and is inconsistent at night. Sometimes he'll go 5 hours between feedings, but sometimes he sticks to the 3 hour schedule, even at night. We're letting him do his thing since he is still so young, but are hoping to start working on a schedule with him next month. He's a big boy too, 13 lbs and 25 inches long, so sometimes size doesn't predict whether or not they will sleep through the night. We also found out he has reflux, which woke him up a lot at night. We have started putting him in his carseat to sleep and this has helped him sleep better and a little longer. We're starting zantac with him tonight so that may improve things even more! I am jealous of those of you who get a full night's sleep, I haven't had one since I got pregnant!

Pami - posted on 03/23/2010

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Babies this young strill need a lot of sleep, 14 1/2 hoursof sleep a day, keeping your child up during the day to try and get more sleep at night shouldn't really be done for a few more months.

Larissa - posted on 03/23/2010

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hi, lily is now 10 weeks and she sleep roughly during the day roughly every 2 hrs oe so , but at night she is really good.. last feed at about 9 then she wil sleep threw till about 5 - 6 .. some night may vary .. like last night was up at 1.00 for some reason .. but yea she is pretty good ..

Shelley - posted on 03/23/2010

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My 11 week old son goes to bed usually around 11pm...sleeps through until anywhere between 5 and 7am. Then gets a bottle then back to sleep for a couple hrs (that is changing though, he is starting to only sleep for an hour if I am lucky). Then when he wakes he gets another bottle..he takes short naps though the day. He is eating every 3 hrs.

Bethan - posted on 03/23/2010

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hello my lil boy is 10weeks and for the last 2weeks has been going dawn about 8.30pm and waking at 6am for a feed and morning which i dont mind as hes slept all night ! It was hard work getting him to it but it payed off :) xxx

Sarahjane - posted on 03/23/2010

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try putting a small bit of baby rice in 2 last bottle be 4 she goes 2 bed .... my 2 both sleap trew the nite from 3 weeks thay like routine like giving a bath be 4 going 2 bed it relaxes them and thay know it time 4 bed hope this helps

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2010

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my little guy started sleeping 6-8 hours straight at about 10days old. we were really lucky with him. all we do is give him a good warm bottle and swaddle him before bed and he is out like a light

Sandra - posted on 03/22/2010

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my baby girl is 11 weeks old and shes been slleing through the night since she was born..

doctor said i could let her sleep as long as she wants until she gained her weight back after her first week since birth. i usually take her a really warm bath around 830 then a bottle (just stopped BFing because milk supply is going down) and she will fall asleep on her own next to me around 11 (as soon as she falls asleep i put lay her in her crib) and wakes up around 8 for a bottle then sleeps for another 4 hours.

just make sure you swaddle because i thought she didnt like to be swaddled and stopped for a week and she kept us up all night! AND day lol

..but i think my baby just loves to sleep because she also takes naps throughout the day and is still able to sleep at night..

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010

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So basically you're all telling me that you have easy babies? Or do all babies born in January already sleep 5-12 hours at night? Am I really alone in this up every 4 hours at night?

Jaime - posted on 03/22/2010

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It all depends on the baby, not what you are feeding it is the bottom line. My baby girl is 8 weeks and she sleeps 4-6 hours at once at night, wakes up for 30 minutes to eat and back to sleep for 3 more hours, up for 30 minutes to eat and again down for 3 more hours before waking up for the day. I just let her do her thing and she did this herself.
For it's super easy cause she is sleeping in our room so I barely have to wake up to feed her so were getting lots of sleep. We are lucky I know.

Shelby - posted on 03/22/2010

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My daughter is 10 weeks old and she is usually up every 3-5 hours during the night. On some days she will sleep 6 or 7 but not very often. She has 1 long nap during the day and 1 or 2 10-20 minute cat naps in between. I found that if you take them outside for a couple of hours and then give them a bath before bed they sleep really good at night.

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My LO is 10 weeks and sleeps from 8 to 11 wakes up to nurse we change his diaper and then will go back to sleep until 5:30. He will again nurse and go back to sleep until 9am. He is a breastfed baby. My first son was sleeping through the night at 8 weeks and he was a formula fed baby. I would recommend doing research before you put cereal in your baby's bottle. It is not recommended. I would also talk to your pediatrician first if you are considering it. A newborn baby's tummy is still developing and is not able to properly digest solid foods (even if they are liquefied, the food composition remains pretty much the same). This can cause difficulties at the time (indigestion, blood in the stool, malnutrition, damage to the intestines and constipation) and digestive difficulties in the future. Until a baby is six months old s/he should be receiving breast milk exclusively, or formula.

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