Sleeping through the night.

Kelsey - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 52 moms have responded )

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I hear many sides to this question. But I would just like to know how many of you are letting your baby sleep through the night? I was waking Emma up every 3-4 hours to eat at night. But I have noticed that she gets ME up instead when she is hungry. I breastfeed her, I am not sure if that makes a difference in a 2 month old. But last night she slept for a full 8 hours, I didn't wake her up and she didn't wake me up till 5 in the morning. I would just like to know what other moms are doing at this stage.

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Jennifer - posted on 10/18/2009

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My son, Victor, has been sleeping through the night since he was two months old. I expected him wake up and when he didn't one night it suprised me. I didn't want to not end up waking up..i am a heavy sleeper. It has made things a lot easier. But he makes sure i know when he's hungry.

Ashley - posted on 09/28/2009

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my baby started sleeping through the nite at 5 weeks old and i just let her bc if she gets hungry trust me she will let you know

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Bethany - posted on 06/25/2011

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My pediatrician stated to me and my son's father, sleeping at night, he needs to sleep. Do not wake him up to feed him. During the day is different. I am getting a firm routine with my son. I bathe him, put lavender lotion on him, swaddle him (which works wonders:)) and then feed him. I know, once he hits 5 months, I'll have to change it up but right now, this is working for him.

Michelle - posted on 05/30/2011

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You voluntarily wake your baby up? Silly lady - I NEVER wake a sleeping baby - whether it's 3 or 4 days old or 3 or 4 months old. If they're THAT hungry, they'll wake up :)

Carol - posted on 05/30/2011

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i always let her sleep at the start. she got into the habit of waking every 3 to4 hours at night, then slept about 7 hours in a go during the day. so my mom said to wake her for her bottle during the day every 4 hour, then at night she started to sleep. by 2 months old i was getting 8 hours sleep for her at night. so wake them during and let them sleep all they want at night. their day routine will only change by around an hour each day as she will get to sleep around the same times. good luck

Debbie - posted on 10/18/2009

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my daughter is 3 months old n has been sleeping for 8 hr straight. The doc said that's ok. She has been sleeping that long since she was 2 months old.

Victoria - posted on 10/16/2009

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My advice is let your baby sleep as long as they want through the night, and wake them through the day if your baby is a good sleeper at nap times. We give our boy, Alex, a bath every night about 8.45, 9, then we feed him as much as he will take, and put him down to sleep. He goes anywhere from 5 hours straight, to 10/11 hours, most of the time the latter I am thankful to say. These past few nights he's been sleeping straight through until 7/8am. If he wakes before it is light outside (currently just after 6am) I change him, feed him, and get him back to sleep. He seems to know if it is dark outside, he needs to sleep. I make sure to keep it quiet and dark, and do not interact with him. Babies 3 months and older can go much longer stretches than newborns before they're fed, and if they're getting enough food through the day, they should easily sleep long stretches at night. Good luck. x

Iysha - posted on 10/16/2009

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I was told by my daughter's pediatrition to let her sleep. She was a preemie and I had to wake her every 3 hours to eat because she wouldn't do it on her own. After she was 3 weeks old and still underweight for a full term baby her age, I was told to let her sleep but that she shouldn't have more than 6 hours without eating. Now, and since she was a month old, I have let her sleep as long as she wants and she wakes when she is hungry. At 3 months and the size of a full term baby her age, she sleeps a good 8 hours at night. I would say that it is absolutely fine to let your daughter sleep until she wakes you up. This is the time where babies are big enough to start sleeping a full night. Their tummies are big enough and they can go longer periods without eating.

Christina - posted on 10/15/2009

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Aleska has slept through the night since 2 months old..but only if shes in her swing, so of course i let her because i like my sleep too! lol

Kelly - posted on 10/14/2009

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I was instructed by my dr. too to make sure you keep your baby on a 4 hours schedule and I did with my first child but then I soon realized after being so wore out and tired all the time...that your baby isn't going to starve in a 6 to 8 hour time span.....so if that precious baby wants to sleep for 8 hours at a time enjoy your sleep!!! She will definately let you know when she is ready to eat!!

Tracey - posted on 10/07/2009

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My daughter sleeps from 7 to 10, eats then will sleep until 4:30ish... I dont wake her to feed. She wakes me up when she;s hungry!

User - posted on 10/07/2009

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My son sleeps 10 1/2 to 11 hours a night. He has been doing this for 2 weeks now. The doctor said this was ok because he is gaining weight like he should be. He is also taking more in his 5 feedings during the day now...from 5 1/6 to 6 oz each.

Tabitha - posted on 10/06/2009

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lochlan is formula fed. he goes to bed around 7 pm every night. cant keep him up. wakes anywhere between 1-3 for a quick feeding and goes back to sleep until 7. then hes up for the morning. hes 13 weeks. i dont know that he will sleep through the night for a long time since he goes to bed so early and he eats like 6 oz when he eats

Heaven - posted on 10/06/2009

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my daughter scared me to death. she always has slept through the night since she was about 2 weeks old. sometimes i wake her but most the time i dont. i have heard you should wake them but my daughter is gaining weight and everything perfectly but is miles ahead in the milestones

Avril - posted on 10/06/2009

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I bottle fed from birth my son started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old I never woke him it's better to get them into a sleeping pattern as soon as possible

Roxanne - posted on 10/06/2009

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hi there, my baby is breastfed also and she started sleeping through the night from 6 weeks old, she's now 12 weeks old and still sleeps through the night. if your baby is hungry shell let u know. good luck x

Vandana - posted on 09/28/2009

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you r right kelsey! my baby used to wake me up every 2 hrs earlier, but since the last 1 week, he's been sleeping for good 6 hrs and wakes up in the morning only..

Erin - posted on 09/28/2009

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I say at this point, unless they are underweight, let them (and yourself) sleep. It seems to me that breastfed babies (at least my boys) like to wake up and nurse. At over 15 pounds, I would think my two month old babe would sleep through the night. My oldest didn't sleep through the night regularly until six months when the Dr. told me to stop the middle of the night feeding.

Jennifer - posted on 09/28/2009

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my daughter is almost 10 weeks old and has been sleeping through the night for two weeks now. She is strictly breastfed, and usually feeds between 8:30 and 9:00 pm and sleeps until 7-8am

Anne - posted on 09/28/2009

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I was actually more concerned about how his diaper would feel and look after he slept through the night! But my son has been sleeping about 10-5/6 the last week, ever since we started using a swaddle blanket he couldn't break from...turns out he was waking up at night from gas or moving around! I would never wake him up to eat unless he wasn't eating enough or gaining weight, and even then I would do it during the day and just feed him more frequently then as opposed to waking him at night.

Jeanette - posted on 09/28/2009

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My little one just started sleeping longer. Last night was 6 hours and the night before was 7. However, it also depends on the day if she slept too much during the day then maybe she will feed at night every 3-4 hours, but I am loving the 6-7 hours. It is so nice to sleep. I never wake her up, she usually wakes when she is hungry.

Alesha - posted on 09/26/2009

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My daughter was sleeping thru the night at 6 weeks. She was sleeping from 8pm-5/6am now at 11 weeks she sleeps from 7 - 6.30am and has been for about 4 weeks

Rola - posted on 09/26/2009

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I have a 2 month old girl, I breastfeed and give a bottle some times because I'm working

At nigh around 12 she takes the bottle and sleeps for 5 to 6 hours and I think thats ok because sleeping at night is healthy to, and I did the same with my oldest kids



Rola

Ashley - posted on 09/25/2009

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Wow, what a bunch of lucky mommas you are! If we make it three hrs I feel blessed. My lil one feels like he needs to be awake almost all day and night. Getting him to sleep a few hrs is incredibly hard. At least these post give me hope. :)

Nicola - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hello Kelsey,
Firstly I would like to say, wow. Your child sleeping through until 5, I am jealous. I have never woken my son up in the night to eat, he also wakes me up. I don't see that there is a problem. Our Paed said that some breast fed babies may stock up in the day so that they can go longer at night.
My husband feeds my son, breast milk at about 7 and Christiaan then sleeps until about 2 and then again until 6ish.
Lets say we are lucky because some moms do not have it this easy.

Lindsey - posted on 09/25/2009

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my daughter is 8 wks old and she wake sup every 2 hours for a feed every night she ha snot once slept longer than 2 hours

Nicole - posted on 09/25/2009

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My daughter was born July 17th and she is now sleeping thru the night. My doctor told me to feed on demand. That she would let me know when it was time. They say every 2-3 hours at first but her body tells her when its time and she tells me. Sometimes she goes 3-4 hours during the day. But, she has gone a whole 7-8 hours at night without being hungry. And she is doing great!!

Emily - posted on 09/25/2009

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My baby (Jessica) has her nights that she sleeps through her doctor seems fine with it too, I'm also brestfeeding, her longest length of sleep is 9 hours straight, but there are other nights she wakes me up I let her call the shots for her feedings she is the one who knows if she is hungry even at 2 months old.

Jessica - posted on 09/25/2009

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I was always told to never wake a sleeping baby (unless instructed by your doctor). I also breastfeed and breastfed my 2 year old as well (until he was 19 months old). Neither baby ever lost any weight at birth and have always gained over an ounce a day. So I knew they were both getting enough food. Zachary is 2 months old and had gained 5 pounds since birth. He does STTN but he gets up about once a night to eat.



I'd say let her sleep! She will wake you up if she is hungry.

Tamika - posted on 09/25/2009

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hi Riley (currently 9 weeks old) is sleeping from 9pm - 5/7am. I don't wake him up. I figure he's not going to starve to death and if he's hungry he'll wake up. he's also awake for most of the day only having the odd 20min nap every few hours.

Jamie - posted on 09/24/2009

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I never wake my baby up. Since coming home she's been fed on demand. She usually wakes once or twice a night.

Amanda - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have a 2 month old and she is my 3rd girl my first daughter started sleeping through the night at 4 months but the other two started at 2 weeks and they are in great health i think that they will wake up when they are hungry and i also have breast fed everyone of them.

Dianne - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have a werid baby he is on formula, has been from the start, could'nt breast feed, Ayden is now 2 months old he sleeps normally 4 - 5 hours each sleep and then feeds the last 2 - 3 weeks he has been sleeping from like 7pm or 8pm til 3 - 4am in the morning and i have just let him find his routine as long as he never goes hungry i let him be, we feed again around 7-8ish then again at 11- 12 then on to arvo sleep til around 5 - 6 i wake him up any longer than that for a feed. so i guess it just depends if your child is hungry they will wake

Jennie - posted on 09/22/2009

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Ella used to wake for her feeds up until she was 5 weeks old now she sleeps thru the night and wakes between 6am and 8am when she is hungry my partner gets up and does the morning feed which is nice

Shaza - posted on 09/22/2009

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Hi Kelsey,



My daughter sleeps through the night at least 5-8 hours long which is great. She wakes up when she's hungry or she has a wet diaper. I feed her through bottles though they are breastmilk(I am more comfortable pumping than feeding her straight from my breasts). My baby just had her 2-month check up and first set of vaccines yesterday and I did ask about her long hours of sleep ar night, she said it's normal though not all babies are like that at least hers wakes up at 3 hrs, As long as you feed your baby between 2-3 hours during the day, your baby can sleep through the night for long hours. But again, it is best to consult your physician about this if it concerns you a lot.

Leonie - posted on 09/21/2009

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My lil boy has been sleeping from 9pm to 7am for the last week, a full 10 hours! I was worried at first about him going so long without a bottle but i figure if hes hungry he will wake up. And i have to admit i'm loving the sleep to!

Melanie - posted on 09/21/2009

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My son sleeps from 9pm to 6:30am and has been for about two weeks now (he's 10 weeks). He's 15lb 6oz already, so he certainly doesn't need that nighttime feed. Yay for sleep!

Christy - posted on 09/20/2009

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Grant has been sleeping 7-8 hrs a night for about 2 maybe almost 3 weeks now. I do NOT wake him :) He is a formula baby but the Dr told me after month 1 that if he doesn't wake don't wake him. He does make up for it the next morning and eats every 2 hrs but totally worth it for a full nights sleep! Enjoy- as long as she is gaining weight and not waking up herself then you are Good to go!!

User - posted on 09/20/2009

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My DR said that when they get to 11 lbs they can go through the night w/out eating. I noticed when my guy got to that weight he went 6-8 hours for the first stretch. After that he goes 3 hours. He def. lets me know when he's hungry!!!

Becky - posted on 09/20/2009

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I let my 8 week old son sleep as long as he likes, which is between 5-7 hours a night. During the day he eats about 4oz of formula with rice cereal, for reflux, every 3 hours or so. I hope that everything is working out and that you are starting to be able to get some much deserved rest.

Karen - posted on 09/19/2009

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I'm breast feeding currently and my son is a light eater. He only eats 3 oz at a time at 10 wks. That means he wakes up every 2-3 hours at night to feed. If he would sleep longer it would be great. I would let him sleep. However, going longer than 5-6 hours at a time without feeding or pumping would affect my breast milk supply. If you are breast feeding, I would recommend that you go no longer than 5-6 hours before getting up to pump. No need to wake her but at least empty your breasts or else the supply will go down.

Lisa - posted on 09/19/2009

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I give my daughter a bath at 8 and feed her and she will sleep anywhere between 7-9 hour. I don't wake her because then the both of us will be cranky lol

Samantha - posted on 09/18/2009

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At first i did wake my son up cause i was nervous but now Jaxon sleeps bout' 9-5.30/6 its wondeful

Sarah-jane - posted on 09/17/2009

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my daughter is 8 weeks old and has her last bottle at 9 pm and dose not wake till 9 am the next morning

Stacey - posted on 09/15/2009

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Up until 4 weeks I would wake the baby every 3-4hrs to feed, since then I let her wake me. She'll go anywhere from 4-7hrs now..averaging 4-5 and is breastfed

Kelsey - posted on 09/15/2009

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Thanks! I know I have heard no, no, wake them up and all that. But I also hear to let them sleep and they will wake you up when they are hungry. Some nights she wakes up every 2-3 hours and others she will go longer. She goes to her 2 month appt. this afternoon, so I will be able so see how much she weighs and where she stands on that perspective. So if for some reason she is underweight (which I don't believe the little chunk is) I guess I will be going back to waking her up to eat...I will let you all know how that goes!

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My babe is either sleeping through the night or only waking once. I read that once they are 11lbs they can physically make it through the night without eating. If they need to eat-they will let you know. Enjoy your sleep!

Tegan - posted on 09/15/2009

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Dyllan has started sleeping through the night as well. I wake him between 10-11pm for a 'dream feed' and this helps him sleep through until anywhere between 530 and 730am.

Leslie - posted on 09/15/2009

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I have always been a firm believer in you never wake a sleeping baby. lol Zak was getting up every two hours but this past week he's cut back to every 4-5..HECK YEAH! lol

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