When can you expect them to start sleeping for longer stretches at night?

Desiree - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My little angel sleeps from 6 in the evening untill about 1. After that he wakes 3 hourly. I don't know what to do to stretch it.

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Gemma - posted on 10/04/2009

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I no wat u mean My little girtl wakes up every 3 hours for a feed without fail. But i love her sooo much so shes worth me been a zombie lol xx

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Mine did the same thing went to sleep at 8 work up at 2. I would wake her up at 1030-1100 before i went to bed (even if she wasn't hungry) and gave her a top up. It took just over a week but now she's sleeping from 11 - 5.

Rebecca - posted on 10/03/2009

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My Daughter just started sleeping through the night. She is 12 weeks. Sometimes she will wake up and we try not to respond right away because sometimes it is just her passing gas and I don't want her to wake up more. But if not gas we just pop the passy back in her mouth and she goes right to sleep again. She sleeps from 8- 7am. She is just on breastmilk. Sometimes I do change her diaper is it is needed.

Stacey - posted on 10/03/2009

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Man my bf, 3 month baby sleeps alot! Usually goes to bed around 8 or 9 wakes up to nurse & be changed between 3 or 4 then back to sleep till around 9. I dunno why he sleeps so much, hope there's nothing wrong.

I keep him swaddled so think that helps him sleep soundly & usually have a lullaby cd playing or white noise.

Sam - posted on 10/03/2009

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my son is 3 months just(yesterday). He has his last feed at 7pm,asleep almost ryt away and not awake till 7am.He has been like this for 4 weeks now so around 2 months he was sleeping thu.My son was b.fed till 2 months and then put on formula.It just wasnt filling him and i thought well he has had a good 2 months and if i can settle him more and fill him more on formula,what av i got to worry about?i would rather him be content than be screaming every hr for milk.I also found on formula his gas just went.

Anne - posted on 09/23/2009

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I know I already replied....but I wanted to add to definitely swaddle your baby so he can't break free easily! My son is 11 weeks and just slept 10 to 6 the past two nights after we used my sister's Kiddopotamus swaddle blanket. And I am breastfeeding. I know it's different for everyone, but this seemed to do the trick.

Christi - posted on 09/23/2009

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My son is 2 months and is breast feed he is sleeping 7-8 hours a night. He likes to go to bed at 7 but we try and keep him up until 9 pm so I gets so sleep

Susanne - posted on 09/16/2009

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My little girl is 2 months now and she goes to be at 10pm and wakes up around 5am she is breastfeed only. My 2nd son he was breastfeed also and never could get him to sleep almost all night until he was bout 5 months old (but he was a preemie and had breathing problems that would wake him up). You should keep you little one up more in the evening, with a later bed time. It worked for me with all three of my kids.

AILEEN - posted on 09/16/2009

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At the age of 2 months, you baby should be able to sleep for 5 hours through the night. This is considered a full night for an infant that age so don't feel frustrated that he's not sleeping well. The longer you hold him off from his usual bedtime, without overstimulating him, you should be able to put him on a schedule you can work with. Formula fed babies will almost always sleep longer than those that b-feed. Also, don't try to put your baby to bed before 10 pm at this age, that way the baby, should he sleep 5 or 7 like you're stating, you'll have a baby waking up at 5, not 1. Hope that helps!

Anne - posted on 09/16/2009

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My son is 10 weeks and he still gets up once a night to eat and once or twice more with gas...but every baby is different everyone tells me so I'm being patient! But to get him to go to bed between 8-10 p.m. To do this I usually have him nap somewhere between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. so he doesn't want to go to bed too early usually.

Hollie - posted on 09/16/2009

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Alexa is 2 months, she sleeps 8 or 9 hours a night. However, she is formula fed. I keep her up in the evening playing with her and don't put her to bed until about 9 pm...then she sleeps until 5 or 6 am. Also, now that she can move her head...I let her sleep on her tummy, it allows her to sleep longer.

Valerie - posted on 09/15/2009

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How old is he? It sounds like he sleeps for a long time for an infant, but just not at the right time. Maybe you can try to keep him awake for an hour so he goes to sleep at 7 and then see if he will sleep to 2. I have never scheduled my kids, they seem to naturally have a schedule. My 9 week old sleeps between 9pm to 10pm and then wakes around 6am to 7am. Although, she sometimes wakes and needs a diaper change, then back to sleep.

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