how long was it before your baby slept all night?
Sara - posted on 04/11/2009
my little girl started sleeping through the night at about 3 months old (she is now 5 1/2 months). when i say she slept through the night, she had her last bottle and 6 and would go to bed at 7pm and sleep right through till 7am. Now on solids she has tea at 5pm and goes bed about 7 - 7.30 and sleeps till bout 6.30 - 6.45am. Every child is different.
Lindsay - posted on 04/11/2009
my daughter is almost 11 months and she still wakes up in the night to eat! i put her to bed at 7pm and sometimes she sleeps till about 4 am to eat and sometimes she will wake up before that to eat. so depending on the night its either once or twice a night shes still waking up!! sooo hopefully soon she will be sleeping through the night!
Sadie - posted on 04/11/2009
my son who is now 3and a half months sleeps from 20.30 after his 8pm bottle till 2-3 for a feed then will go straight back to sleep till 6-7 and would play till 8am before he gets a bottle
he has done this since he was born sometimes he ill want his dummy but thats no problem
Valerie - posted on 04/11/2009
Anyone who's babies slept 6+ hours at a few weeks don't know how blessed you are!! My daughter slept less than 4 hours at a time for over 6 months... no matter what we did, pacifier, comforting her, swaddling, even after starting solids... I tried comforting her without feeding so she'd get used to not expecting a feeding at night. I had panic attacks for several months... I knew about the difference between sleep-cycle wakings and waking for a feeding, but my daughter would wake herself up screaming and I could never let her just "scream it out." Finally when she was about 9 months, we could depend on at least a few 6-8 hour nights a week, and now at 15 months, she still wakes up once or twice but can usually comfort herself back to sleep with her pacifier. I felt like the worst mom in the world sometimes, but it really depends on your baby and when they are ready... She still has digestive issues, but I don't regret being there for her when she was in distress.
Jessica - posted on 04/11/2009
my first daughter was about 3-4 months she would wake around 5-6am...i would just wake her feed her and change her before i went to bed..my second daughter had coilc so that was just horrible. 7 months she started doing better and became the best sleeper. try baths and feeding clean diaper right before they go down..dont put the baby down to early and you cant stay up to late. : )
Crystal - posted on 04/11/2009
When my son was born I lucked out and he was a sleeper like I am. When I brought him home from the hospital he usually went to bed at 7ish and would be up at 11 for another bottle, I would put him back to bed and he would be out all night until about 7 o'clock. The nurses at the hospital told me to wake him up every 4 hours to feed him but I let him wake me up when he was hungry. I was very lucky, he still loves his sleep, so its not to much trouble to get him to bed at night and he's 8.
I have 13wk old twins and they started sleeping through out the night most nights at around 7wks. We keep a really strict routine and record how much they eat (we bottle feed so it is easy for us to do) at each feed - this way I have been able to see if they are going through a growth spurt. If they are then they will most likely wake for a feed around 4.30am. They have their last bottle around 11pm and then sleep until 7 or there abouts. The best thing I was told was get as much food into them during the day making sure there last two feeds (for us that is 6.30pm and 11pm) are as much as they can take- wind them well swaddle and to bed. The bed time bath oil helps my boys as well.
Amy - posted on 04/10/2009
my little girl has a great schedule.. from the first week home she gets her bottle at 4ishpm, nap while we cook and eat dinner, wake up for another bottle at about then its bath time at 7ish and to her crib she goes to by 8.. little fussy but then in 5 min she is out until 5am..which is good because we both have to be up at that time... some nights she may wake up at 2 but just to be recovered.. so get up at 5 and back to bed till about 9.. we have been so bleased !!we seem to be getting more sleep now than i was two months ago..
My daughter started sleeping "through the night" or the majority of the night between 6 and 8 weeks old. She goes to bed anywhere between 8:30 and 10:30pm, will sleep until 3:30 to 5:30am when she wakes up to nurse, goes back to sleep until 7:30 or 8:30am.
Rebecca - posted on 04/10/2009
My son slept 6-8 hours at about 2 1/2 or 3 months. He was breast fed until 2 1/2 months n then switched to formula because he was constantly eating and I was only able to give milk from one breast. He was not able to latch on the other. It was extremely painful. Putting cereal in their milk is a myth too. Good luck. I believe if you or your significan other are sleepers they will be too but if neither are your in a the long haul. my son it 3 now and he sleeps through the night every night unless he is really wet from pullup being soaked.
Rebecca - posted on 04/10/2009
my husbands son which is 5 was 4 weeks old when he started sleeping through the night our daughter who will be 2 in July still does not sleep through the night. She gets up and calls mommy and then i turn her music back on and she goes back to sleep.
Angela - posted on 04/10/2009
my son started sleeping throught the night from 8 weeks this was 7-8pm to 6am so about 10 hours he's a great night sleeper i put him in his own room and always put him to bed awake from 6 weeks or so he's not so keen on the day naps tho he is 9 months now
Domany - posted on 04/10/2009
hi my health visitor said the more they drink during the day the better they sleep at night my baby slept through at 8 weeks only 7 hrs then gave baby rice just over 3 months-hes a big baby tho and now at 5 months sleeps 11 hours been like that for 6 weeks i started giving my baby last bottle about 12 ish at night then every week id give him his last feed an hour earlier each time, depending on how old ur baby is try baby rice then rest of bottle at last feed at night then see how he goes good luck! x
Rachel - posted on 04/10/2009
Each child is so different! I've breastfed all mine and i have 4. The first was 4 months when he slept through from 7pm till morning then my second was 3 YEARS my third still doesn't sleep through but my baby has slept through since 9 weeks! Each one is different and it doesn't seem to matter how they are feed it seems to be each personality and how much sleep they need! Obvisously My third child doesn't need a lot of sleep at all unfortunately her mother does!
Claire - posted on 04/10/2009
My daughter of 4 and half months hadnt slept through the night up until a week ago, when i took her dummy off her and started giving her 1-2 tsp of baby rice. I also am following the gina ford routine. It was going great apart from having to put her dummy in every hour after 1 am, i was so tired so me and my husband decided to go cold turkey with the dummy expecting the first night to be awful, when an actual fact she only woke once at 3am for 5 mins of wimpering and from that night she goes to bed after 2/3 milk and rice at 5.50,followed by a bath at 6.15 ish then the final 1/3 bottle at 6.30 ish, sleep by 7, top up feed at 10.30 and awake at 6.30 am. Can not bloody believe it, i never thought my daughter would ever sleep through until i starting the gina method!!!!!. I just hope this continues coz i feel great!!
Christy - posted on 04/10/2009
my oldest daughter was easiest, slept through the night with none of the little tricks within the first 2 weeks we brought her home from the hospital. My son was 18 months before he slept through the night regularly and NOTHING worked with him, he didn't nap during the day much either, just didn't sleep, doc's said he was normal though....my youngest daughter is a year old and is just within the last month or so sleeping through the night, and it isn't every night yet either. good luck!
Lysandra Lea - posted on 04/10/2009
my baby started sleeping through the night the day i brought her home. i always but her in a snuggly and laid her face up with a fan on in my room and she slept all night. She has been sleeping all night since then she is now 14 months. I also use the johnsons lavender bathtime stuff, as SOON as she gets out of the bath and gets her lotion and jammies on she walks like a drunk person and says night-night to everyone cause she knows its bed time. depending on how old she/he is you could try to put a little cereal in her night bottle to help her/him sleep longer without a feeding.
Karen - posted on 04/10/2009
My 22 year old daughter slept through the night from the day we brought her home from the hospital. Being that she was my first child and I didn't know any better, I used to wake her in the middle of the night to feed her but she would fall asleep after a few minutes..I couldn't figure out why. At her two week check-up the doctor told me not to wake her. He said if she's hungry, she'll wake up, otherwise, leave her alone before I start something I'll have a hard time breaking her of later. I left her alone and as time went on she went to sleep at 6:00pm until 5:30am when she was 7,8,9 mos. old.
My 19 year old son on the other hand, had colic so you could say I had the "best" of both worlds...LOL. It's tough getting them to sleep all night but they eventually will stay asleep for the entire night it just takes patience. I used to think my son would never sleep...Good luck to you!!
Kelly - posted on 04/09/2009
my first was sleeping 7pm til 7am from 4 months (he would sleep 7pm til 7am with a DF at 10pm from much earlier).
my second slept 7pm til 7am from 10 weeks but then went through a nasty stage of waking at 5 or 5.30 each morning when he was 6 or 7 months old. it seemed to last forever and i was soooo glad when he went back to 7am wakings again!
Carmine - posted on 04/09/2009
My little girl is going to be 10 weeks in 2 days and she started sleeping through the night about 2-3 weeks ago. Mind you we kept in routine alot because she would whine/cry/sass me for leaving her in her crib if she wasn't asleep, and sometimes she would fall asleep on me, but wake up when I put her down. If she had her bedtime bottle at 10, we read her a story, cuddle til 11 and she's put to bed and usually asleep 10-15 minutes later now and will sleep til 8 or 9am. Even during naptime she whines/cries/sasses but she stays in her crib and learns routine, after lunch she is put down for her nap by around 2pm, and then usually sleeps til almost suppertime. Some days she'd be fussier than others and try my patience but just keep at it and they learn quick.
Derith - posted on 04/09/2009
We cut both ours off when they were clearly 'milking us' for all we were worth! One was 4mo one was 6mo. One screamed every 2hrs for a week, one every 3 hrs for 3 days. So....it is different! I will say, I now have a 3 yr old and a 1 and 1/2 year old and we have been sleeping 8 hrs a night for a year, on a different floor in the house (no monitor!). TOTALLY worth it. BE strong!
Casey - posted on 04/09/2009
17mths for various reasons, but I won't change anything I did next time except I will never again try control crying or listen to a health nurse about my childs sleep they made me feel like the worst mother for not being able to ignor my sons cries and then when meeting us in person relised they were completely wrong and I was right. It was hard to do without sleep but I'd jump in front of a bus for my son so I think I can do with less sleep for him, I was lucky I have a supportive husband and I just did what everyone said and slept when he slept we also started co-sleeping which really saved my sleep we are now in the process of moving him out of our bed (he's nearly 2) so far so good he sleeps from 730 till 4 most days sometimes longer.
Nyomie - posted on 04/09/2009
my son started sleeping through the night when he was about 2 1/2 months. he was a good sleeper prior to that. But he had projectile vomiting since he was a a couple weeks old so i had to give him bottles with cereal since then. I think that is what helped him sleep through the night. But now he is 6 1/2 months and doing better with the vomitng so I've been taking away the amounts of cereal that I've had to put in his bottle. But he still sleeps through the night.
Paula - posted on 04/09/2009
My daughter started sleeping thru the night at 6 weeks. I have never believed in raising a child thru books. However, a friend I have gave me a book called Baby Wise. It was the best advice I was ever given, It worked with out any issues.
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