Sleeping through the night- I think its a myth...

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 51 moms have responded )

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Hello fellow Moms,

My little boy is still not sleeping through the night (although last night he almost did for the first time...) anyone else having this problem? Anyone lucky enough to have their baby sleeping through the night? Just curious.

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Jennifer - posted on 09/11/2012

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you aren't the only having trouble getting your son to sleep through the night. My son is 4 weeks and 4 days old and is still not sleeping through the night. I am LUCKY to get 4 hours of sleep. Sometimes my baby goes 5 hours between feedings but usually every 3-4 hours.

Shawna - posted on 07/12/2009

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We lucked out.. Our little girl started sleeping through the night at 4 weeks. She normally goes to bed at 8:30 and during the week sleeps until around 5:30 when we wake her up to go to daycare. On the weekends, she sleeps til around 7.

Stephanie - posted on 07/11/2009

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My daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was 6 1/2 weeks old. She normally goes to bed between 8:30-9:30 and wakes between 7-8am.

Katherine - posted on 07/11/2009

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My little girl Emma has slept through since she was about 7 weeks old. She goes to bed between 7.30 and 8.15, she then wakes up between 7 and 8.30. I have been very blessed!

NADINE - posted on 07/10/2009

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MY BABY DOESNT SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EITHER. LIKE YOU HE ALMOST DID BUT IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. LOL

Laurie - posted on 07/10/2009

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My first girl slept through the night at 8 weeks. The second one took until about 14 weeks. I swear by the book On Becoming Babywise. Also, we did the cry it out method which worked for us, but it isn't for everyone.

Bianca - posted on 07/10/2009

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hi there i guess im really lucky my little girl born 26jan has been sleeping thru the night since she was six weeks old it just came out of the blue one night she was waking every 4 hours till the next night she had slept for 8 hours i was constantly checking on her cause i thought something was wrong but she was fine. and from the last 2 months she goes to bed at 9pm and wont wake again till around 8 am

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Get the book "The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program" - it is genius! Nothing weird or controversial, but common sense advice from a mom and sleep expert. The gist of it is that all babies are born with natural alertness cycles of 90 minutes, and that letting your baby nap as much as he or she wants based on these cycles helps them tap into their natural sleep rhythms. My son is a cat-napper - he probably takes 4 or 5 short naps a day, but he has been sleeping through the night since he was 7 weeks old! Good luck :)

Mary Ann - posted on 05/12/2009

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My son is 3 1/2 months and he has been sleeping through the night since he was about a month old. The milk alone wasn't filling him up at feeding time and I had to do something so I decided to start adding cereal. It got to where he was eating 8 or more ounces every 2 to 3 hours. Most nights I have him in the bed by no later than 9 or 9:30 and he is usually gets up about 5:30 or 6 during the week and on the weekends he usually gets up about 7 some times 8 if he gets in the bed later. So I've been real lucky.

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well my daughter is 4months and shes been sleeping through the night basically sinces shes come home from the hospital but i was just lucky i guess,

Carmen - posted on 05/12/2009

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My baby started sleeping through the night at about 8 weeks. You do have to remember that alot of experts and doctors consider sleeping through the night for a four month old a 6 hour stretch. My baby was in a bassinet in our room until about 7 weeks and then we moved him to his crib in his own room and started a bedtime routine at the same time and I think he needed that as much as we did. We put him in his crib awake or asleep and the first night took 1 hr. for him to fall asleep and it got better from there. He now sleeps 9-11 hrs a night. Of course there is an occasional night when we wakes and can't put himself back to sleep without his pacifier. Key for us was bedtime routing and starting putting him down for naps very sleep but awake and letting him fall asleep in his crib...he now associates the crib with sleep and does wonderfully.

User - posted on 05/12/2009

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For the first time ever..Jackson slept for 12 straight hours last night. 6:30-6:30a.m . It was the best!!

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2009

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my little boy used to wake up constantly. so i never believed that he would sleep through.

but now he's starting sleeping from about 11.30 to 6.45 .. just wish he went to bed early though.

he managed to sleep from about 9.30-6.15 last night.

he doesn't like having naps much now though.

Emma - posted on 05/12/2009

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Hiya, My little girl has slept through for over a month now last bottle is normally 11 or so then not a peep until 8-9am!!



I have been told though its because she is only cat napping during the day now!



I hope ur little one starts going through soon!



x

Bianca - posted on 05/12/2009

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hi my daughter is 15 weeks old and has been sleeping through the night since 6 weeks but i am lucky

Courtney - posted on 05/10/2009

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my daughter had moments of sleeping from 830ish to 5 for a week (around easter) then that stopped but has this week started sleeping till 730ish but if i put her in with me she will go for another hr..... it will happen....

User - posted on 05/10/2009

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Hi Michelle, My little guy still gets up once for a feed. We do a dream feed around 11 and will sleep from 6:30p.m until about 4...and then up around 7.00a.m. I don't mind getting up once at all as I know that they grow so fast and soon he won't need me anymore..:)

Elizabeth - posted on 05/10/2009

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my daughter sleeps through the night se was born 21st january and even as a newborn she was a good sleeper i would have to wake her up for feeds... if i could sometimes it was just impossible to wake her because you would have to pick her up and when u do she would fall right back to sleep

Mary - posted on 05/10/2009

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Joseph has no problem sleeping at night. It is getting him to sleep that is the problem. He will sleep from 11/12 at night until 8/9 in the morning.

Judi - posted on 05/09/2009

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My baby has actually slept through the night (5-9hours) since the week we brought him home! I have always had to wake him up once or twice in the night to feed him. I think a big part of this may be the huge issue my husband made that the baby need to be in his own bed! ( he had heard all these horror stories from guys at work who still had their kids in bed with them at a year or more:) Sometimes Evan's sleeping through the night is hard though, because I really am making every effort to keep my breastmilk and if that means setting my alarm to pump or feed my baby, so be it.

Carissa - posted on 05/09/2009

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Wow, what am I doing wrong? How come every other baby sleeps 6 hours+? Max only goes for one 4 hour stretch and is then up every 2 hours. I'm a zombie!

Megan - posted on 05/09/2009

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My baby is 3 months and 3 weeks. He starts going to sleep about 8 most nights and sleeps until about 6, but I give him a dream feed between 10-11. He nearly always wakes up in the middle of the night but i can usually rock him back to sleep in a few minutes or i can bring him to bed with me and he goes back to sleep. I think he manages so well during the night because he eats every 2 hours during the day. Sometimes I wish he'd go longer, but the night time sleep is worth it.

Christine - posted on 05/09/2009

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Wow, a lot of people responding here have babies that sleep really well. o.o My Miles has been sleeping better these past few days, but I can never count on anything lasting. He's been going to bed around 9, getting up twice, and staying up after 7 or 8; it varies. Of course, it seems like the better he sleeps at night, the longer he stays up during the day. Sometimes he's up for over 5 hours straight at a time; I thought they weren't supposed to do that so young. o.

Holly - posted on 05/09/2009

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Out baby is 3 months 1 week......most nights she sleeps from 9-6 or 7. Sometimes she is up to eat at 3 or 4 but then goes back down. We are pretty lucky with night time sleep but she still doesn't nap very well.

Brydget - posted on 05/08/2009

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We are the same as Megan, started about 3 weeks ago that Willow now sleeps around 12 hours. Down between 6-7pm and up between 6-7 (unfortunately closer to 6am -LOL-)

Megan - posted on 05/08/2009

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I guess we are blessed, our son started sleeping 6-8 hours at a times at around age 6wks, and now he sleeps 10-12 hours at night, which began about 3wks ago.

Emily - posted on 05/08/2009

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i put my daughter down at 730 and she sleeps for about 6 hours most of the time and then it is up after 3 hours.

she only gets up once around 1230-130 and then again at 330-430 and then i have to wake her at 6 to eat before we head out for our day.

Sam - posted on 05/08/2009

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My little girl has been sleeping between 9 and 14 hours since she was 5 weeks old. I am just tough with her - if she wakes up during the night now, i get her up and wind her then i put her strate back down. And i dont speak to her - if she keeps crying i just leave her, unless she is very upset. Also i feed her off and on for about an hour before i put her to bed at night which also seems to help as it fills her up for the night to come. Hope this helps

Keri - posted on 05/07/2009

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My boy started sleeping for 10-12 hour stretches when we put him in his crib (from our bed) at 12 weeks old. At about 15 weeks that went down to 4 hours! We started him on food (rice ceral or veggies) for his evening meal and he goes down from between 10pm and 11pm until at least 6am sometimes 8am.

Phoebe - posted on 05/06/2009

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I'm also one you probably don't want to hear from.... my little boy's been sleeping through from about 6 weeks. He crashes at 7pm and is out like a light with no fuss. I wake him for a feed at 10pm and then he goes through to about 5.30-6.30am. I swaddle him still, though he's starting to work his way out of it. I also put on Baby Mozart when he goes down. A couple of nights ago I actually forgot to wake him at 10pm (I slept through) and he still didn't wake until 5.30am!

Cristal - posted on 05/04/2009

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My son just turned 4 months on the second. He started sleeping completely through the night when he was 3 1/2 months. I just kept doing a routine every night and now he is on track. I feed him his cereal then a bath and sometimes a bottle afterwards and he is in bed by 11 to 11:30 and doesn't wake up til 7 or 8. I thought he was never going to sleep through the night but one night he just did it and every since continued. Hang in there your lil one will soon sleep through the night for you.

Amber - posted on 05/04/2009

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That is great Kristy although I have to say I am a little jealous. I too would love to hear how the 10 hours came so that I can look forward to it as well.

User - posted on 05/04/2009

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WOw! Kirsty...did it just happen out of the blue??? I am waiting for this too. Currently I am only getting about 5 and a half straight hours...Interested to know how the 10 hour stretch came to be!!!

Kirsty - posted on 05/04/2009

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OMG- my little one went 10 hours straight last night for the first time! He went from 7:30pm to 5:30, had a feed and then back down till 6:45am! Let's see if he keeps it up! x

Natasha - posted on 05/04/2009

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Humphrey tends to only wake once in the night for a feed. This is fantastic and although technically not sleeping straight through it is as good as for me!!

Krista - posted on 05/04/2009

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My baby girl has been sleeping though the night for almost 2 months now, but I still get up and check on her a lot. She just turned 4 months old.

Carlie - posted on 05/03/2009

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Piper started sleeping through the night at one month old. But now that she's hit her three month growth spurt, we've had some sleep regression. She used to go to bed between 10-11PM and sleep until 4-5AM.
Now she naps several times a day, goes to bed at 9PM, and wakes up around 11-12. Then wakes up again at 2-4.
I was so spoiled for the first two months of her sleeping through the night, I'm at my wits end with her new routine! I don't know how you do it!

Kathryn - posted on 05/03/2009

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Ellie grace has been sleeping threw 10 hours since she was 6 weeks old

but i think i am really lucky she has just started sleeping twelve hours now

but my friend has a one year old and she still wakes up threw the night not for feeds she just never sleeps threw.

Christine - posted on 05/03/2009

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Hi,my baby was born on the 21st,and has been sleeping through the night(7pm-6.30am) for the past 2 weeks,but give him a little bit of baby rice in his milk bottle at 6.30pm,and it works a treat,try it!

Alisha - posted on 05/03/2009

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now my baby is 4 months and she is sleeping 12 hours thro the night. i found that i was waking up just 2 cheek on her.

Kirsty - posted on 05/02/2009

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My little man goes anywhere from 6-9 hours, generally 6 but then goes back down for another 3-4. he gets a total of around 11-12 hours per night waking just the once. I put him to sleep between 7- 7:30. I started to introduce a bedtime routine from around 4 weeks. He is now 16 weeks. I do believe that boys take longer to master this skill and i think breast or formula plays a part too. All my friends who gave birth around the same time all had girls and are formula fed and they sleep thru! I'm breastfeeding. x

Linda - posted on 05/02/2009

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My 3 month 4 week old son goes to sleep at 9.30 then wakes at 3.30 for a feed then goes back to sleep at 4am till 6.30.

User - posted on 05/02/2009

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My baby boy was only waking up once a night to feed at 6 weeks. Now at 16 weeks he still gets up once but goes to bed earlier so he gets close to 6 hours at a strech and occationally teases us with a 9 hour stretch. I am hoping the sleeping all the way through will be coming soon.

Jenner - posted on 05/02/2009

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hey girlies, i have 2 bubba's and i had both sleeping tho the nite by 6weeks, i dunno if im just lucky and the babies love to sleep, or it's somthing that i do... with both i truly belive in routine, it's worked for us, and it's all they know..

Justine - posted on 05/01/2009

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My son came home from the hospital sleeping 6 or 7 hours in the night. I was so happy but in the last 2 weeks he has decided that the most he will sleep is 4 hours. At first I thought it was a growth spurt but now it has been going on for a while. Babies sleep patterns change so much you just have to roll with what they give you right now. lol

User - posted on 05/01/2009

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I just got 6 hours for the first time last night!!! Even though I was up for most of it wondering why he wasn't getting up! haha. I think that every baby is definitely different. Some are excellent sleepers and some are just hungry babies and need to get up once or twice to eat! Eventually we will all get there and all of our babies will sleep through.... that's what I keep telling myself anyway :)

Kim - posted on 05/01/2009

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You don't want to hear my experience then... ;-) My little girl has been sleeping through the night since 7.5 weeks (started out at about 7 hours and is now up to 10-11hrs).

I have heard some people say that girls are better at sleeping than boys. My cousin has a little boy born in Dec. 2008 and he is also not sleeping through the night yet.

Have you tried a little bit of rice cereal? Its seems to help some little ones stay asleep vs. just being conditioned in a routine to wake up.

Good luck!!

and Katie P is right...they do change their patterns quickly...hang in there... your little guy might be right around the corner!!

Amber - posted on 05/01/2009

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My son definately is not sleeping through the night and that is what I would like more than anything. We just started dream feeds and now I get a little more sleep but before the dream feeds the longest i got was 5 hours but usually it was more like 3 hours.

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