how long was it before your baby slept all night?

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Kerri - posted on 04/14/2009

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Both of mine were about 3 weeks old. I started them on very thin oatmeal at 2 weeks which contributed to the good sleep habits.( a full baby makes a tired baby) Fills them up for a longer period of time. And no, my kids were never overweight and they are 10 and 17 now!

Kerri - posted on 04/14/2009

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Both of mine were about 3 weeks old. I started them on very thin oatmeal at 2 weeks which contributed to the good sleep habits.( a full baby makes a tired baby) Fills them up for a longer period of time. And no, my kids were never overweight and they are 10 and 17 now!

Werna-Marie - posted on 04/09/2009

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I have a 14 month old, she was an angel and slept through from day one, but then at 9 months the terror began.... she found out that life was so much fun that sleep was meant for the old folks....

we battled to get her to sleep and to keep her sleeping, getting up with her every 20 min...she had the perfect consistent bed time routine so we went from one sleeping aid to another, lavander drops, homeopathic dudu drops, more food at dinner, less food at dinner, more milk, less milk we even went to the doctor for a full check up, it wasnt teeth, or anything else...and then in desperation I came upon this wonderful article... it was so easy that even my husband didn't believe me... I want to share this with all the moms in the world.... because my baby has been sleeping through again for the past week, feed her a banana and some yoghurt half an hour to an hour before bedtime... and voila....

Bananas has tryptophan. This amino acid spurs the body to make serotonin, which slows nerve activity and encourages drowsiness. Milk, yogurt, soy, figs, bananas, and, believe it or not turkey are all sources. Supersize the effect with a carbohydrate — carbs stimulate insulin production, which sweeps away other amino acids, leaving the tryptophan to do its sleepy thing.

check out this article with yummy recipes for older kids as well

good luck girls.... and remember there is always a light at the end of the tunnel

Elizabeth - posted on 04/09/2009

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Im a 26 yr old mother of 4.All of my children have slept right through the night the moment i brought them home from hospital.My eldest one is 6 i had now problem with him,my second is 3 and at the moment he is going through the stage with the growing pains and im only getting 2 hours sleep a night,my third is only 17 months and she is still teething but she sleeps through the night but i still wake up coz she loses her dummy,my fourth is 3 months old and she will have her last bottle between 8pm and 9pm and does not wake till 5:30 the next morning.It depends on the child themselves when they want to sleep through the night,don't worry you will eventually get a good nights sleep and when you do you will love it.



 

Michelle - posted on 04/09/2009

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My oldest who is now 19 years old didn't sleep through the night until he was 3 years old. The other four started sleeping through the night by 3 months of age. It really depends on the baby. I am not a fan of the "let them cry it out" method. All that does is teach them to be insecure.

The best advice I can give is you they eventually do start sleeping through the night so rest/take a nap when they do until their little bodies can handle sleeping through the night. Routine does help if you stick to it. Once you break that routine things will get hairy all over again.

Good luck!

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Jodi - posted on 04/14/2009

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my little girl slept though the night when she was 4wks old which was good she is now 18months and has carried on doing the same

Gemma - posted on 04/14/2009

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My little horror still doesn't sleep and she is 4 next month!! Little darling!! Just doesn't seem to need a whole night sleep!!

Gemma - posted on 04/14/2009

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My little horror still doesn't sleep and she is 4 next month!! Little darling!! Just doesn't seem to need a whole night sleep!!

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2009

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consistently @ 2 weeks. but im spoiled! people asked all the time how i was handling the lack of sleep,& i was like what lack of sleep?

Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter who is now 4 months old has slept through the night since about 6 or 7 weeks old. I started giving her cereal in her bottle too and she's slept from about 10:30 till about 7-8 oclock. Its so nice to be able to get some sleep.

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the first one - 3 months.



the second - lord have mercy!  Every three hours for 6 months - yikes!!!  



two totally different children - the sleeper - super cognitive - Dr. material



2nd -  super expressive  - public eye (NOT MOVIE STAR!!!!) - 1st female president



*note - let life unfold, do not be impatient in the moment, the future will explain :)

Shawna - posted on 04/13/2009

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My son is gonna be 6 months and he is still up every 3 hrs threw the night!!

Crista - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter was sleeping through at 5 weeks and my son was at 7 weeks. All kids are different though, I know of someone whose almost 3 year old still wakes through the night

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Mine slept through the night by 6 weeks, but only because she was seriously colicky and she would cry for about 3 to 6 hours straight before she feel asleep for the night. When the crying stopped at 3 months old, she continued to sleep through the night. Plus my daughter was very big so I dont think she needed as much food at night. by 6 weeks she was about 15 pounds.

User - posted on 04/13/2009

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Oh and don't fall in the trap of adding food early. Babies should have nothing but milk until 6mths, but if you really want to add something like cereal, NEVER NEVER before 4 or 5 months. This is way too much for their little bodies and it is filling them up with the wrong nutrients, they need the nutrients that milk offers, not food. Plus early introduction of solids can lead to digestive problems in the longer term, as it takes AT LEAST 12 weeks for their digestive system to even adjust to milk, let along food.

Jo - posted on 04/13/2009

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the first on didn't sleep the night till she was 2yrs old and in a regular bed. the 2nd one was a few months old.  all kids are different there is no set answer. sorry

Shona - posted on 04/13/2009

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my lil girl wz sleepin thro the nite by 2mths old. she wakes occassionally 4 her dummy, she is nw 5 n 1/2 mths n sleeps 12hrs. hz been since more or less straight away

Shona - posted on 04/13/2009

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my lil girl wz sleepin thro the nite by 2mths old. she wakes occassionally 4 her dummy, she is nw 5 n 1/2 mths n sleeps 12hrs. hz been since more or less straight away

Alyson - posted on 04/13/2009

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For all my 4 children, they were all different, my eldest was 4 weeks, my second daughter was 3 weeks, my son was 11 months and my youngest daughter was 6 weeks.  I was knackered and fed up by the time my son started sleeping through, but he managed it in the end. :-)

Lesley - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter is 9.5 months old and she still doesn't sleep through the night, she use to some but now shes up anywhere from 1-3 times. She was born premature and I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not but when we first brought her home we had to wake her every 3 hours to feed.

Kate - posted on 04/13/2009

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my youngest (born in dec 09) is a dream! she cut out her 10pm feed at 3 weeks, and 3 weeks later she decided to go 12 hours from 7 to 7 - she is still doing that! although she only goes 3 hours between feeds.

Jennifer - posted on 04/12/2009

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My almost three year old still doesn't sleep through the night.  My dr. says this is normal for some children and not to worry.  He usually goes back to sleep after some/milk or pacifier.  Were down to about one time a night or less.

Maranda - posted on 04/12/2009

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hi there my little girl started to sleep right through the night when she was 2 months old she is 10 months old now and is still sleeping right through till bout 9 in the morning but she goes to bed at bout 9:30 at night

Yolanda - posted on 04/12/2009

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When my kids were babies they slept all niight after 2 weeks and it was because I started to feed them baby cereal in their formula which feeld them up.

Jessica - posted on 04/12/2009

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my son started sleepin through the night around 2 months. i would put him down about 6 and he would sleep until bout 5am. but now he is almost 4 months and he'll go to sleep around anywhere from 7-9 and stay asleep til atleast 7.

Kate - posted on 04/12/2009

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My 9 month old daughter still wakes up once a night for a bottle, sometimes its because shes lost her dummy. I have 3 other children who were a little better with sleeping through. I hope my baby girl starts sleeping through soon.

Chondel - posted on 04/12/2009

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My son was 6 weeks coz he was a large baby, but my daughter was 3 months, but apparently average is 5-6 months. but all are different so i wudnt worry.

User - posted on 04/12/2009

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My 3yo son started sleeping through at 27months, my 14mo daughter is still waking every 3 hours or so.



I would never ever let a baby cry it out. There is evidence now that it can lead to learned helplessness and trust issues later in life. Others say there is no proof of harm. NO WAY - I want proof of NO HARM, not no proof of harm. 2 totally different things.

Torie - posted on 04/12/2009

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My son is five and still gets up atleast once a night... I am used to it now!

Eyla - posted on 04/12/2009

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WELL WHEN MY BABY WAS BORN I BREASTFED ONLY UNTIL SHE WAS ALMOST 3 MONTHS OLD. WHEN I STARTED GIVING HER FORMULA AFTERWARDS...SHE WOULD SLEEP THE WHOLE NIGHT FROM 8-12 HRS.

User - posted on 04/12/2009

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Hi,



Sad to say my daughter is 3 and is still not sleeping... talk about tired...lol I actually just saw something on the news about a monitor you can buy to her you use the Ferbur (sp?) method.  it was on the 10 pgh news... I guess you put the baby down..then set the timer for a minute...if the baby still is crying once it goes off you go back and comfort baby...then it sets itself to 4 or 5 minutes...then the same thing..you comfort baby.... im sure it does more that just that..I only caught the end of it but its worth looking into...lol you do nottt want to be me... and as long as your baby is older than 6 months old... IT IS OK TO LET THEM CRY IT OUT...before age 6mths...they only cry from environmental factors(cold,wet,hot) or if they are sick....hope this helps.... also...sleep when your baby sleeps...I always felt like once she actually went to sleep I had a million things to do...IT CAN WAIT....I found myself to be much more patient and happy after I realized the world can wait...

Alicia - posted on 04/12/2009

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my 1st son it took almost a year...my 2nd son slept all night when he was about 2months...8-9 hours :)

Shelagh - posted on 04/12/2009

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My daughter was sleeping through the night at 3 months - even my mother-in-law was impressed. Sadly it didn't last, and she started waking up again. The hardest part was when she was about 2 and she would wake up at 4am FOR THE DAY. I can't remember when that came to an end - and then suddenly she was a teenager and didn't get up until lunchtime!!

Ecolia - posted on 04/12/2009

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My son was sleeping through the nite by 2 weeks old. A nice warm bath, and a bottle with a pinch of rice cereal did the job for him.

Jackie - posted on 04/11/2009

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My baby girl started sleeping through the night at around 6 weeks. She was sleeping about 6-7 hours and by 3 months she was sleeping 10 hours without waking.

Kelly - posted on 04/11/2009

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both my girls slept through from the start and only ever woke up once or twice

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my first slept through the night the day i brought her home the hospital. don't hate me yet. my second is 17mo and still hasn't!!!! pay back i guess!

Chris - posted on 04/11/2009

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I think all kids are different. My son was consistently sleeping 8 hours through the night at 8 weeks. My daughter, however, didn't do that consistently until she was 11 months old! He was a week overdue, she was 3 1/2 weeks premature, so it may have had something to do with needing to eat more often, at least for the first month or two.

Lynette - posted on 04/11/2009

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If it's ok with his doctor and you, try putting one teaspoon on baby rice cereal in his milk before going to bed at night. And also giving him/her a bath and if you can, throw the pj's or a blanket in the dryer for a while. It'll be toasty and warm.

Erika - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter started sleeping through out the night by 3 mo. I started her on a nightly routine; last feeding, play for about a half hour, bath, lights out. She is out for the night no later than 8:30 every night.

Karen - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter is 6 and does not consistently sleep through the night, she did a whole month and that is it. I figure someday she will keep it up but not know. it gets better.

Rowena - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son (34) gave it up at 6 weeks with no prompting, the two girls (32 & 25) took longer, around 10 weeks each..  As an older mum, I can tell you the key is to fill them up before you put them down for the night.  Do the relaxing, calming things like bath and massage as well.  Establish a bedtime ritual that will carry them right through their toddler years.  And as has already been mentioned, BE CONSISTENT and FIRM.   Babies' little brains are developing at an incredible rate, they learn quickly.  If you diviate from your original plan, they will take that as a sign that they must cry longer to get your attention.  If you don't give in, they will learn that there's no point in continuing to cry.  If you must feed them at night, don't turn on the lights, don't smile and play as these things can be a powerful stimulus for baby to wake.  Best of luck, and enjoy your beautiful treasure during the day hours.

Megan - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son slept through the night at about 10 weeks also. And it just happend to be the first night we put him in his own room in the crib instead of the bassinet in our room. He hit a growth spurt at 4 months and wakes up once a night to be fed but then falls right back to sleep.

Michelle - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter did not sleep through the night until around 2.5yrs.  It was very hard as I was at university and my husband worked full time.  It wasn't until we bought a house where her room was at the farthest point of the house and we turned down the monitor so she would calm down herself that it started to work.  We needed to still hear her but we forced ourselves not to run to her and comfort her (which was painful to me).  The first night was horrible for me.  The second night she only cried for 5 minutes and the rest of the nights she would cry only for between 2-5 minutes and then she'd be out the rest of the night.

Nat - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son thankfully started sleeping through at 3 weeks! I suggest during night feeds keeping tthe room dark, no eye contact, no talking. Plus a bed time routine of bath, massage and milk! Good luck!

Kelly - posted on 04/11/2009

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I have 2 girls and both slept through the night after 4 weeks. Give them cereal in their bottle trust me it will not hurt them. don't give them a bottle just because they woke up comfort them and try a pacifier. Good luck 

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