when did your little one sleep through the night?

Jaime - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My lil one is going to be 3 months old this week and is sleeping 3-4 hours then wakes to eat and sleeps another 3-4 hours. I am curious as to when is normal to sleep longer (through the night) ? Any tips or suggesstion? I tried giving him 1/2 tsp of rice formula in his 9 pm bottle but still nothing...

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Fanny - posted on 07/15/2010

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Hi. Mi baby boy have 4 months old and he slepth through the night when he was 2 months old. You just have to get him ready for bedtime every day at the same time and feed him for the last time when you go to bed, and then don´t feed him again, so he can learn to sleep through the hole night, it works for me. My lil one goes to bed at 8:00 pm and wakes up at 6:00 am. every day and it´s great thank God! Hope it helps you. Bye!

Jaime - posted on 07/15/2010

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Tyler feeds every 2-3 hours and still needs to eat at night.. he is always hungry. I am hoping it will change soon.

Kristy - posted on 07/14/2010

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My son has slept through the night since he was about a month. Sometimes he wakes during the night to feed, not often, it just depends how he eats during the day. He usually does all his feeding during the day because we try to keep a schedule with him, and he is like clocks-work. So I would suggest a schedule. The only bad side to this though is that he feeds alot during the day (about every 2-3 hours).

Desiree - posted on 07/14/2010

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Well I guess I got lucky with my lil guy he slept through the night(8hours) for the first time at 2 weeks old. It scared me at first but the doctor said if he was hungry he would wake up if he doesnt wake up let him sleep. Trust me the first time they sleep for 8 hours you will wake up jump out of bed and go check on them as fast as you can. But my first child I didnt get so lucky he didnt sleep through the night for the first time until he was 10 months old. Every baby is different and some just dont like to sleep right away it will happen eventually I promise.

Bianca - posted on 07/13/2010

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My baby Sophia is on the same schedule it seems as Jodi Conroy's baby (bath, feeding then bed and sleeps from 10pm-6am). Sophia has been doing that since 10 weeks. I follow the controversial Babywise plan though. It has worked wonders for me. I am not strict with the schedule, I follow it more as a routine. She is pretty regular though. She feeds at 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 9:30pm. She sometimes is off by a half hour some does which is not a big deal.

It really does help having a bedtime routine. Every baby is different but routines are always a good start. BTW, I have heard that the rice doesn't do anything. I have never tried it, just heard from my pediatrician and friends.

Danielle - posted on 07/12/2010

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I think I am just lucky! On Wednesday my daughter, Braelyn, will be 3 months 2 weeks old and she has been sleeping 11 hours a night since she was three weeks old. From birth - three weeks she only would wake up twice a night. She is completely breast fed. But she has to be rocked to sleep.

Larissa - posted on 07/11/2010

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My LO is 3 months and has been sleeping through the night since she was 4 weeks old. She goes to bed at 7pm and I wake her up at 7am. She is on a great routine and I love it. She feeds every 4 hours and is self settling.

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My little man started to regularily sleep through the night at 7 weeks. Right now he goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:00 and I usually get him up at 6:00 am. I am so happy he has my sleeping genes! :) We have done some rice cereal, but mostly he gets just formula. I use the Nestle Good Start. During the day he drinks 6 oz every two hours, but has no issues at night. He is a big boy...but was big from the get-go. Don't know if that has anything to with it or not. I have heard that big babies sleep better.

Courtney - posted on 07/06/2010

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Mine was born March 13th. 8 weeks early. We were not expecting him to sleep through the night for a while but he surprised us and was going in 8 hr stretches for a few weeks and in the last week as been going down between 6:30 and 7:30 and sleeps til 5:30-6:30. We established a bedtime routine and he just got it (bath about 30 minutes before his last bottle). He is ready to go down in his crib after that 6 or 7 o'clock bottle. I sometimes hear him stirring around 2am...as long as he isn't crying I let him go. He goes back to sleep on his own.

Katrina - posted on 07/05/2010

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My little one started to sleep a 6hour stretch at 7 weeks and now sleeps 10 -12hours at 3.5 months of age. I have always kept the same routine of getting her ready for bed so that she knows whats happening and i think the quicker you can get them full the better. When it used to take her 4 hours of feeding to get full enough she never used to sleep as long as she did when it only took her 2 hours for example, that's why i started topping her up at the end of the day with a formula feed to get her REALLY full. But the most important thing to remember is that EVERY baby is different and we unfortunately can't make them always do things when we want them to. Good luck :)

Andrea - posted on 07/05/2010

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how much are you feeding her? at 3 months i was giving my girl 5 bottles a day of 180mls of formula. my girl sleeps anywhere between 10-12 hours each night for the past month and for the first month and a half she slept 8-10 hours a night.

Jennifer - posted on 07/05/2010

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my son had days and nights mixed up for a couple weeks when I brought him home. the only thing u can really do is keep it bright and noiser during day and dark and quiet at night. when he is up for that hour stretch don't talk to him or even make much eye contact. this ended up working for me. If he wants to sleep this young u need to let him - so I would definately never try keeping him awake by playin if he wants to sleep. my opinion - good luck

Kelly - posted on 07/05/2010

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We put a TBSP of Rice per 4 oz of food in every bottle due to acid reflux, it initally helped make his sleeping longer. He is getting somewhat better but he wont lay down until at least 11pm *on a good nite* & he is up by 2 or 3 am to eat then he wont sleep right away up for at least an hr, then he sleeps till like 8ish eats again but this time passes out right away then he wants to sleep till like 12. I think part of our problem is his nights seem to be mixed up with days. But, I have no clue on how to fix it.

Kayla - posted on 07/04/2010

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trying putting the rice in his bottle in the morning rather than night time, it takes a bit more for him to digest an may give him gas during the night so thats what could be waking him up. Fill him up during the day and dont forget sleep causes sleep, so about three to four 2 hour sleeps a day helps alot too. Also are you using bedtime bath and lotion? That works good aswell

Kayla - posted on 07/04/2010

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My 14weeks son has been sleeping right through since about a month and a half going to bed at 10 then waking at 6, now he is a bit older he is in bed my 930 and wakes up at 830. Completely bf with only half a jar of baby food in the morning after his first feed.

Jodi - posted on 06/23/2010

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My daughter is BF only & has been sleeping through the night (10pm - 6am) has a feeding & then goes back to sleep until 9 or 10 for 2 - 3 weeks now & she'll be 3 months on saturday. she has a bath, put her jammies on, has a feeding & then i put her in her bed and she puts herself to sleep while listening to her music soother

Try putting your son down at the same time everynight & try not giving him the cereal in his bottle, some say that actually makes them fussier because it gives them a tummy ache

Carin - posted on 06/23/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping throught the night (9pm to 7:30am) for about 3 weeks now. She'll be 3 months old on saturday. It happend for us the first night we tried a bedtime routine. We read a story, have a bit of a bottle while gets rocked to drowsiness and then we leave her to fall asleep herself. She doesn't cry about it unless we have kept her up late and she's so tired she's fussy. We tried rice cerel for a week before that and found it didn't help. In fact, it seemed to make her fussier cuz her tummy was upset. So we don't do the cerel anymore. Also, we moved her to her room. Now I don't wake up to get her at every sound and she soothes herself back to sleep in just a minute or so if she happens to wake up in the night.

Becky - posted on 06/22/2010

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my LO slept throught he night 3 times when he just turned 9 weeks old... he is 12 weeks (today) and hasn't \done it since! he usually goes to sleep around 9:30 and wakes around 3 to eat..and then sleeps until 6...eats again..sleeps till 8 and gets up :)

Jessica - posted on 06/22/2010

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My lil man will be 4 months on July 3rd and he has been sleeping through the night since he was 6 weeks old...I honestly think I'm just blessed but for a while he did get mixed up and to get him back on his regular schedule I started giving him a bath at 9:30 then a 8oz bottle with 2 scoops of rice (this is larger than his normal bottles). He usually eats and passes out from 11pm to about 6am. I have read that little things like keeping it as dark as possible when u get up with them in the middle of the night and not playing with them or talking to them in the middle of the night helps them recognize that there is a time for sleep. (Instead of talking and cooing try singing to sooth those sleepy lil eyes)

Jennifer - posted on 06/22/2010

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my daughter didn't til 19 months although my 2nd one is at 5.5 hours (although in his swing and not his crib as he is so congested) and just turns 3 months today. Every kid is different as no matter what u do sometimes they won't sleep through til the older. I tried rice with my daughter and didn't do anything to help her sleep. My babies are also bigger though so supposedly harder for them to sleep as good so docs tell me.

Jennifer - posted on 06/22/2010

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my daughter sttn since she was 1 1/2 mths, she goes to bed at 9 and gets up at 5:30 for a snack then falls back asleep until 8 or so... shes a really good sleeper but shes up all day!

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Julie Weeks, is your daughter breast or formula fed? And what was her sleeping pattern like before she started sleeping in 12 hour lots?

Jennifer - posted on 06/21/2010

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My little girl just turned 3 months old and for the past two weeks she has started sleeping from 5-6 hours in a row and then wakes up for a feeding and goes back to sleep for 3.5 hours and wakes up for another feeding it usually goes like this....9 pm bed time wake up at 2:30 for feeding and then wake up at 6 for feeding and then sleeps until 8:30-9:00...its definitely not through the night but its progress for the first two months she woke up every three hours. Once she gets to be four months I am going to try to comfort her without feeding her at the 2:30 waking and see if that helps her to sleep through the night

Julie - posted on 06/21/2010

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my little 1 is 3.5mths and has been sleeping through 4 last couple wks she does 5am-5pm i believe that a bedtime routine helps her, i stir her about 300ish then play with her etc then bath her at 445 she then has her milk at 5 and i put her 2 bed. she goes down asleep and awake and i leave her 2 settle herself.

Mrs Asraf - posted on 06/21/2010

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my Aaliyah is 3 months old and she slepth trough the night when she was 2 months old. she is on total breastfeeding. i have read that feedings may has little bearing on how long our babies can sleep. sleeping through the night would mean, when your baby sleeps for a whole stretch of 5-6hours wo feedings.some babies will begin to sleep through the night as early as 10 weeks, but some might take longer.
i helped aaliyah to indentify that it is time for her to sleep through the night by teaching her the time. i did this by getting her ready for bedtime at the same time everyday. once she is ready, she will want to feed and falls asleep almost immediately. she sleeps at 11pm and wakes up at 6am for her first feeding. you might want to put him to bed the same time you are going to bed. you will be more rested that way :))

i hope this helps.

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