Sleeping through the night

Jessica - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I have been blessed my son was only in our room for 2 weeks and then into his own room. Since he was born he slept in his own bed except for the occasional nap he slept with me in bed. Now at almost 6 months he sleeps through the night and has done so since 3 months. I was curious how many other mothers got as lucky?

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Holly - posted on 01/21/2010

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my son aiden will wake up he doesnt want to play, he just gets turned around now and he will not go back to sleep after that i have to turn him around and put his music box on and he will go back to sleep, no they dont need to eat again as long is he is getting about six bottles a day or nurses and than eats ceral or baby food 2 or 3 times a day hes good i still think its rough at times but hes doing alot better

Leena - posted on 01/21/2010

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I haven't been lucky either, Neel has been sleeping in his cot but in our room since the beginning and at first he would nurse every 2-3 hours. Now he is on formula and I have started solids but he still wakes up 3-4 times a night just to play or because he needs his dummy again - many a nights he doesn't sleep from 3-5am and it drives me nuts!!! I have been so sleep deprived that I get fever every once in a while. Luckily my husband has been taking over once in a while so i get some rest but i'm so confused of whats the best thing to do. I have tried cry-it out but he gets sooo angry and starts coughing that I quite. I do let him cry upto 2 mins before checking on him but not for hours - he would go beserk!! Thinking about moving him to another room now - but keep wondering if he is ready? also I dont feed him in the middle of the night and the doc said he doesn't need a night feed - is that correct?? is he waking because he is hungry - but he doesn't really cry that much - he seems to want to play...

Holly - posted on 01/20/2010

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i feel ya i had to let my son cry and i litterally sat outside his room and cried the whole time he did but after a week he showed a big improvement not sleeping all night but hes in his crib all night and he was the same way slept with me for 4 or 5 mths cause he wanted to nurse all night and the way i had to lay was giving me back issues so i did the crying method good luck

Holly - posted on 01/20/2010

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have you tried the crying method its not much fun i had to do it with my son and after a week he showed improvement but hes always went to sleep at 730 or 800 thats the schedule he put himself on so we get up pretty early

Sharnah - posted on 01/20/2010

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I'm not a lucky mum both of my children have been wakers Tia stopped when she turned about 16months and went into a small bed of her own. Aaden is waking up sometimes 5 times a night I've tried ignoring him but he cries for hours and wakes his sister I'm going insane from lack of sleep

Holly - posted on 01/20/2010

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i have been blessed he slept in a playpen in our room for two mths than i put him in his own room he would be in his crib till he woke to eat than he would sleep with us but now hes 6mths he hasnt slept throught the night yet but doesnt need to eat will talk or wine for a few mins and goes back to sleep so hes in his crib all night now has been for 3 weeks hes good untill he wiggles around the crib and gets sideways than its hard to get him back to sleep but thats only once a week normally so i dont mind i think hes come along way

Erin - posted on 01/20/2010

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It makes me feel a better that I'm not the only one struggling with bed time. I work nights so my family has a bit of a different schedule. My 6 month old usually goes to sleep between 11pm and 1am, and can sleep until 10am on the days that I work, when dad is putting her down. But on days that I'm there, she just doesn't want to sleep. She doesn't fuss or cry. She'll have big bags under her eyes and want to play with me all night long. I've tried everything I can think of. She just wants to be a night owl with her mama. So, needless to say we are not on much of a schedule.

Rashida - posted on 01/20/2010

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My daughter goes to bed (her own room since she was 4 1/2 months) btwn 8 and 9pm, wakes up at 6am to eat and then back to sleep until 11am.

Natalie - posted on 01/19/2010

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Very unlucky in that department. He has slept in his own room right from the start because i could not sleep in the same room as him as it disturbed my sleep too much. He is still waking up 2-3 times on a good night and upto 6 times on a bad night. Am trying different tactics to see if we can improve his sleeping habits but no improvements yet! You are very lucky!

Devinn - posted on 01/19/2010

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My daughter is a good sleeper too. She was in our room until she was 4 months which was when she started sleeping through the night pretty much always. She stayed in our room b/c I was concerned about her waking her brother, whom she shares a room. They are both still in cribs. He's 17 months. I was very blessed that both of my children were good sleepers.

Heidi - posted on 01/19/2010

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My son was awesome until about a week ago sleeping from 11-6 quite regularly since he was born. Although in the last week he has gone to getting up every 2 to 3 hours which is absolutely insane! Help! is all I have to say haha

Melanie - posted on 01/09/2010

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ive been blessed i have two boys 15 months apart and the both sleep 7 till 7 recently the 5 and a half month old has taken to having a little sing at 5 but needs no attention. they have both always been in there own rooms

Jessie - posted on 01/09/2010

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Quoting Jessica:

Soooo not that lucky. My son wont sleep by himself and doesn't sleep thought the night..and when i try to ignore him and let him cry himself back to sleep he cries hours on end...I think im going nuts


omg  us too! he will be 6 months next week and we are trying to let him cry it out. he wont go to sleep without sleeping next to me and wants to nurse all night long. ugh. I dont mind getting up to feed him once maybe twice but I really need him to sleep on his own at this point so i can sleep! it's killing me to let him cry, i hate it and it seems unatural to me but I just don't know what else to do :'(

Sarina - posted on 01/09/2010

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my little girl has sleeped all night from day 2 but now shes geting up some times at night not shore why but i get her back to sleep fast but its only like 2 timesa week she dose not sleep all night

Gail - posted on 01/09/2010

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Susan, not sure how old your baby is. But sounds the same as my son. But after 4 mths he has started to have proper naps during the day. I dont have set times but i make sure that he has had some awake/play time before i go out with the buggy as he will sleep straight away then... Im crossing my fingers at the moment as the last 2 days ive actually managed to put him down in his cot/bed (he sleeps in a crib at present at night) ffor 2 of his naps.... i so hope its not a fluke... as hoping this is a good start to transition to his own room at night.

Fernanda - posted on 01/09/2010

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my girl sleeps from 10pm to 8am now, since she was 2 months old, she started to sleep from 6pm to 6 am , but always the whole night. When she was born to 2 months she woke up twice to ask for milk.... and i was a zombie jeje, sorry for my english...

Susan - posted on 01/09/2010

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My son, Liam, has been sleeping through the night since about 6 weeks. I feel very lucky. Unfortunately we have not been so lucky with naps, which remain irregular and often he catnaps on me after feedings or when we go out for a walk. We've been working on a sleep schedule.

Jessica - posted on 01/09/2010

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Soooo not that lucky. My son wont sleep by himself and doesn't sleep thought the night..and when i try to ignore him and let him cry himself back to sleep he cries hours on end...I think im going nuts

Gail - posted on 01/08/2010

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Get a grow bag/sleeping bag for babies, there are great there arms are free but they cant kick their blankets off coz there are in side them....

Jessica - posted on 01/08/2010

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We had to stop the swaddling him a few weeks after he was born he broke out in a serious heat rash from being so warm. He still has to have covers over him and everyonce in a while I have to get up and recover him.

Marissa - posted on 01/08/2010

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Not so lucky. My son is 6 months and he sleeps with me. I have no issues about him sleeping with me, I love it. I just wish he would sleep through the night! He was sleeping through the night for about a month (when he was 3 1/2 months) then he started teething and has only slept through the night once. He usually is up every 3-4 hours. Luckily he'll just feed and fall right back to sleep. In total he probably sleep 9-11 hours a night, but he's usually up at least once during that period.

Gail - posted on 01/08/2010

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Does she cry at 5.30 or just wake up?.... if its not a cry then just leave her for an extra 10-15 mins and build it up.. you might find they automatically go back to sleep themselfs after a few days and you will start to sleep through it.
Good luck

Crystal - posted on 01/08/2010

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my daughter went into her own room at 6 weeks, we were doing fine in till she figured out she needed her pacifier to sleep. Month 4 and 5 were tough because i had to get up every hour to re-plug her, At this point she began rolling over so i had to get rid of the swaddle and that was a serious transition for her. Now at 6 months old she can put the pacifier back into her mouth without my help and is completely rid of the swaddle. She sleeps through the night 8pm-530am, wakes for a few minutes for an oz or 2 and goes back to sleep in till 8-830am. Im in heaven!!!!!! Does anyone know at what point she'll sleep through that 530 feed??? Any suggestions?? I've tried dream feeding at 10pm, but she still wakes at 530 no matter what...

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My son started sleeping through the night just after 3 months. But He is not so lucky with having his own room yet .I have a 10 yr old who has his own room but our house is only 2 bedrooms and I don't want to take the chance yet to put him in with my older son, Hopefully we will be blessed soon to buy a bigger house..

Gail - posted on 01/07/2010

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my son is 5mths and still in the crib in our room.



first 2 weeks spent a lot of time in my bed but mainly due to my c section was easier that way,,, then up to 2mths woke once in the middle of the night and again at 6.30. Since 2 months slepts though and i usually have to wake him up at 7ish.



About to start the transition into the other room,, but dont think it will be a problem as my family all live around the country and he has slept at every house on the whole... Just the teething thing that might be a problem fingers crossed though.

Katy - posted on 01/07/2010

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I feel blessed too! My son slept in his crib beside me until he was 4 months old (only cause I liked having him there). I is very happy in his big cot in the nursery now. He's slept 12+ hours through the night since he was 6 weeks old. When he wakes in the morning he can talk quite happily to himself for up to 2 hours before he even wants fed :-)

Erin - posted on 01/07/2010

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I did :) She is teething now, so she whines here and there, but usually goes right back to sleep. I feel VERY lucky.

Louise - posted on 01/07/2010

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Definitely not that lucky. Had her in bed with me for a month. Then in a crib for 3 months. She went into her cot in her own room at 4 months. She generally wakes once a night.

Jenny - posted on 01/06/2010

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my daughter slept in her own bed in her room after 2 days..she didnt like her bassinet that we got her... but she would wake up for many feedings thru the night it seemed she was always hungry so i started giving her rice cereal when she was 6 days and she has been sleeping thru the night ever since. i had many people get on to me because of how young she was when i started her on cereal, but my mom had a daycare and started many many many children the same way and we all turned out to be healthy adults..lol she is now 6 months old and recently started *baby* talking thru the night and she would wake herself up and talk her self right back to sleep..it is too adorbale

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