how to make my 4.5 months sleep 12 hours at night without waking up?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Nikki - posted on 08/25/2012

5,263

41

573

You can't. It is not developmentally appropriate for a baby that young to sleep so long without waking for a feed. They have tiny stomachs and need milk regularly.

6 Comments

View replies by

Tina - posted on 08/25/2012

1,314

28

301

Although it's recommended children get an average of 12 hours. That's not going to be the case for all children. Some will get 12 hours but not all in one hit they may sleep 8 hours over night and have an afternoon nap or something. If you keep track of her sleeping times I think you'll find your baby is getting close to that anyway. I wouldn't compare your child to others anyway every child is different. I really wouldn't worry to much. But I would suggest try get a routine so hopefully as your child gets older it wont be so hard. 6 hours is really good for a baby 4-5 months. By then any food she has had would have been well and truly digested and she will be looking for more. If your baby gets more that's fine too as long as he/she is eating well and everything. Don't worry too much about what other mothers do. Just do what ever works for you and bubs :)

Amy - posted on 08/25/2012

6,467

33

2386

I agree with Nikki that's not a reasonable expectation, my doctor also classified sleeping through the night as 6 hours.

Nikki - posted on 08/25/2012

5,263

41

573

When people refer to their babies sleeping through the night, generally speaking the usual time frame is 5 hours. 5 Hours for a baby is considered sleeping through the night according to the sleep specialist I saw. It's not until they are much older can you expect them to go longer periods.

User - posted on 08/25/2012

10

0

3

i am happy enough with it.but just some of the mums said theirs baby sleep through the nite.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms