Sleeping 10 hours a night?!

Samantha - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 76 moms have responded )

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My daughter was born March 15, 2010. She just turned 3 months and has been sleeping through the night since about 8 weeks old. But the time at night has gradually been getting longer and longer. She eats well, very well, and is breastfed with supplemental formula. I have tried to start putting her on a schedule for bed time (not so much naps cuz i allow her to nap whenever during the day). I put her to bed at 9:30 every night and she usually wakes up around 730 every morning. Is this normal? does anyone else experience this?

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Amy - posted on 07/02/2010

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As long as she's gaining and growing, it's fine! My first slept through at 6 weeks, too... was nice. :)

Shirley - posted on 07/02/2010

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My children slept through the night just like that. By 1, they were no longer taking naps, just sleeping extra long in the mornings. They are brilliant, well-adjusted little ladies, now. So, in answer to your question, I would say it's one of many 'normals,' and you don't have to worry. :)

Pamela - posted on 07/01/2010

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Be careful not to "brag" too much! LOL! Everytime I did that with one of my kids, I swear they would do the exact opposite and stay up all night!

Vicki - posted on 06/30/2010

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You are just lucky. If my daughter slept more than 5 hours I had to wake her to nurse or get up and pump because of such a low supply of milk. If theres no problems there then just enjoy it!

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2010

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My daughter did the same thing!!1 She still sleeps through the night!!! I love it!!!

Cassandra - posted on 06/30/2010

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Wow! You are so lucky!
If it's really got you worried, call the pediatrician and ask just to put your mind at ease.

Tori - posted on 06/30/2010

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My son is 9 1/2 months old and has been sleeping at least that long since he was 3 months old. We read Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child to help understand how to get him on a good sleep schedule. He now goes to bed at 7:30 and gets up at 6:30, sleeping all night. He stopped waking for night feedings at about 4 1/2 months.

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2010

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my daughter was born 25th march 2010 and like yr little one she sleeps 10 hours a night wiv plenty of naps during the day shes being doing this from about 5 weeks old,i think we are the lucky ones.

Stevie - posted on 06/27/2010

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My son has been sleeping from around 7:30pm til 7:30am almost everynight for the last 2months (he is 8months now) He has between 3-4 naps a day so he sleeps alot.. I thought this was not right as everyone always said that babies really dont sleep much at all but Ive asked around and it seems he is ok he just enjoys his sleep..

Laura - posted on 06/27/2010

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There is no such thing as normal, every baby is different and the important thing is that they are getting enough sleep (and food of course), which your daughter sounds like she certainly is. My second son woke up every few hours every night for the first year and it was EXHAUSTING. As soon as I stopped breastfeeding him he finally started sleeping through all of a sudden. Then I had my third child (my daughter) and she slept through the night right from day 1! This was normal for her. She would feed heaps during the day and then sleep soundly through the night. I was over the moon to have such an easy baby and to be able to get a full nights sleep every night! You are very fortunate to have a baby that sleeps soundly, many mothers out there would envy you!

Shalah - posted on 06/26/2010

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Sounds like you've got it pretty posh, mom! Babies need 12 hours in a 24 hr period, so 10 hours at once is wonderful! My babies varied, but usually by three months they slept 6-7 hours at night, which meant to get enough sleep, I had to nap with them during the day. Sounds like your little one is taking to the night sleep schedule quite easily. I bet it means she's more alert and playful during the day. Definately don't worry, and know that you are of the lucky few.

Candy - posted on 06/26/2010

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I also used to wonder if too much sleep was a bad thing. Yes I missed my baby when he was sleeping all night long and he also took long naps during the day. What mother wouldn't ? BTW my son was born with a heart disorder- Drs. still said let him sleep :-)

Cyndi - posted on 06/26/2010

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don't look a gift horse in the mouth! Be grateful you have a baby who sleeps all night at this age-- many don't. :-)

Heather - posted on 06/26/2010

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Consider yourself lucky. My son is 8 months old and just beginning to sleep through the night.

Belinda - posted on 06/26/2010

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My baby slept 10hrs the 1st night home from hospital and every one kept saying wake her its too long.....we did have to cause she was a poor weight gain bub but it made no differnce so we leave her sleep now. Average 8rs and Im pretty happy with that, all bubs are different and Im sure your bub will tell you if she needs something otherwise let bub sleep...:)

Janet - posted on 06/26/2010

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count your blessing samatha and enjoy, both my kids daughter and son both slept through the night when they were both 8 weeks as well and don't worry about napping if she wants to nap it wont hurt her, my kids are 8 and 6 years old and still sleep 8 to 10 hours or more a night they are less miserable during the day.

Toni - posted on 06/25/2010

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That is the exact time my son ( born March 4) goes to sleep and wakes up. He started it right around 6-8 weeks. My first child slept like that too.

Hannah - posted on 06/25/2010

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yes. my daughter did the same thing. be careful tho...i got pregnant again when she was only 2 months old because she was sleeping through the night and not nursing enough to keep me from ovulating

Rachel - posted on 06/25/2010

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Hi, my daughter is 5 months and a week and she has been in a routine since 3 months. She also goes to bed any time from 9pm -10 pm and wakes up between 6am - 7:30am. If she is drinking and eating very well then I think it is quite a healthy and happy routine. Fits me perfectly!

Robyn - posted on 06/24/2010

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My son was 7 weeks when he started sleeping 11 hours straight through the night, everyone is amazed when I tell them this and I am so thankful for a good nights sleep!

Scaire - posted on 06/24/2010

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We were the same as you with out son he has grown well with developing normally ahead of the guidlines, you are very lucky that your daughter sleeps through so well :) there is nothing to worry about.
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Soleil - posted on 06/24/2010

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oh my god if my son (born March 5) did that I would be jumping for joy! You should be so excited, mine still wakes up twice. My older son was that way, slept a long time, still does. He is almost 4 now and he sleeps 12 hours a night. It's good for them, and for you!

Sandi - posted on 06/24/2010

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yes this is very normal!!! you are doing everything right ..some children sleep in longer then other

Elizabeth - posted on 06/24/2010

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That's great! My daughter is 5 months next Monday and started sleeping through at 2.5 weeks. The child nurses keep telling me not to expect it to last but so far so good. You obviously have one chilled out bubba there.
Don't be shy about talking about it though. Some people tell me I'm lucky & spoiled because of it, but seriously just enjoy it!

Iris - posted on 06/24/2010

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When my son was a baby, he slept like that. All my friends babies use to wake up every two hours. THere is nothing wrong with it.. She just likes her sleep.. The dr did tell me when my son was young, never wake a sleeping baby.. and let them make their own schedule. ! Now my son is 15 and still loves his sleep..

Jessica - posted on 06/23/2010

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my 5 month old has been sleeping through the night since 6weeks and she takes several naps during the day, so i asked my doctor and he said lucky me... so theres is nothing wrong....

Caroline - posted on 06/23/2010

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my wee girl started sleeping though at 9 months .. sometimes she sleeps in the afternoon if shes been up early.. but most nights she sleeps a good 12 hrs or more depends whether shes sleep in the afternoon or not !!! i dont see thats its a prob letting them sleep on i the mornin... they must need it or they wudnt sleep so long xx

Jennifer - posted on 06/23/2010

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You're very lucky!! My son didn't start sleeping through the night until he was much older but he sleeps 12 hours every night now and he's 15 months old.

Sarah - posted on 06/23/2010

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It's probably okay as far as whether it's normal, but I'd be concerned if she's waiting that long between feedings. Does she eat during that time? Is she gaining weight? I tell my moms to try to feed every 4-6 hours at night. Check with her doctor if you're concerned.
Sarah, breastfeeding peer counselor

Tasha - posted on 06/23/2010

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That is perfectly normal. My 5 month old has been sleeping thru the night since she was 1 month old! Sehe now sleeps about 12 to 13 hours a night. She wakes about 9 or 9:30 and eats. She stays up for about an hour or two then goes down for a nap. That may last between 1 to 3 hours. She loves to sleep. I am very blessed. My first baby was like that too. She is now 6 1/2 and loves to sleep late in the summer and on the weekends. So enjoy it while you can! Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 06/23/2010

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My baby is 7 weeks old and is slowly starting to sleep more and more. He is sleeping 8 hours a night. My other two children did not do this until about 7-8months.

Crystal - posted on 06/22/2010

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BE THANKFUL!! MY SON IS 2 AND STILL DOESN'T SLEEP ALL NIGHT. EVEN WHEN HE DOESN'T NAP THROUGH THE DAY.

Eileen - posted on 06/22/2010

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Whatever she sleeps that fits your schedule and keeps her happy is fine. My first child slept 2 hours at a time, 8 hours per day. I was exhausted. She is now a teen and says she feels best with naps, not a just one big chunk at night. My second slept 20 hours per day, and still sleeps in large chunks without a nap. All children are different.

Melinda - posted on 06/22/2010

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My son sleeps a long time at night too. He started sleeping all night when he was 2 1/2 months. My son goes to bed around 7 or 7:30 and wakes up anywhere from 6:30 on. He plays in his bed for a while before he announces he is awake and ready to start the day.

Melissa - posted on 06/22/2010

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From what I have been told this is normal. My Daughter just turned 3 months old and is sleeping 7 to 8 hours at night. I asked her doctor and he told me that was fine as long as she os eating well and has a healthy weight gain. I kinda started let her make her own schedule about a month ago and she is in bed every night between 8 and 8:30. It has worked out great and my dr. told me that if I can stick to her schedule that she should start sleeping longer. So continue to enjoy your full nights rest!

Kendra - posted on 06/22/2010

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Yes! Count your blessings.. beware though lol.. my son slept through the night at 2 months old, and then at 6 months he got his first tooth, and we are still struggling with the sleeping through the night at 15 months.

Chesnie - posted on 06/22/2010

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I experienced this after 4 months, right before we started feeding her cereal. I wish my child would have slept at 8 weeks. She slept from about 8 or 9 to 7:30.

Christy - posted on 06/22/2010

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I heard babies can sleep any where from 8-12 hours a night and that's completely normal. Good for you momma, lol!!! I breast feed so while my son sleeps through the night 8-10 hours I either wake him up to eat or I have to get up and pump. Enjoy the sleep babies getting now I'm sure it'll lessen.

Amanda - posted on 06/21/2010

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Both my kids were sleeping between 10 and 12 hrs every night by the time they were 6 weeks old.
They also werent big daytime sleepers and were both very good eaters.
Enjoy it, and be grateful you didn't suffer the sleep deprivation.

Christy - posted on 06/21/2010

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OMG! I would have LOVED this when my toddlers were babies!!!!! They slept NO MORE than 2 hours, if that, at a time. I think as long as she is gaining weight it's OK!!! Let her sleep! It's a sign she is growing. :)

Rene - posted on 06/21/2010

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You are lucky, when my kids were babies they did not sleep through the night until they were 1, but they took a lot of naps during the day and were only breastfed. I think a baby that age should sleep at night and with naps like 12 - 14 hours or so

Megan - posted on 06/21/2010

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Yes my son sleeps from 9pm to about 8 or 9 in the morning. He has done this for maybe since 6 months old or 7....He is 9 months now.

Sarah - posted on 06/21/2010

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Man... wish I had that problem..

But seriously, if she's eating well and healthy, I don't think there's anything to worry about. Take advantage of it when you can cause sometimes they go through growth spurts, or just plain don't want to cooperate, and they sleep a lot less. If you're still worried, then call your pediatrician, they're used to getting questions all the time and they'll help :-)

Ashley - posted on 06/21/2010

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There is nothing wrong with it. Once babies sleep through the night, they automatically sleep as long as they need. My son just started sleeping through the night and he is 3 and a half years old, so please, please count your blessings.

Anna - posted on 06/21/2010

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Lucky you! Some babys are just awesome sleepers and if she is getting the proper nutrition, I say, let her sleep. :) My daughter is 3 1/2 yo and still wakes up ALL THE TIME! ugh. Hopfully she stays a great sleeper! But, if you are still concerned there is nothing wrong in taking her to her dr. and see what she/he says. Good luck!

Sameera - posted on 06/21/2010

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Seriously, do count ur blessings............my 4 month old still wakes up 2-3 times at night and hardly sleeps a wink during the day

Jessica - posted on 06/21/2010

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yeah my lil girl has been sleeping through the night for quite a while.... when we first brought her home I had to wake her up for her feedings lol We are very lucky :)

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