how long was it before your baby slept all night?

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Paula - posted on 04/09/2009

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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.

Sherri - posted on 04/09/2009

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My first was still waking in the night until he was 3 years old.  My second was 10 months before he started sleeping thru the whole night.

Valerie - posted on 04/09/2009

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My oldest daughter doesen't sleep through every night yet and she is almost 13



My youngest daughter started sleeping through the night when she was 10 or 11 months old.  It seems to me that it depends on the child and mom's comfort level with being the fulltime care giver.  I wasn't ready to deal with the infant things when #1 was born meaning that Other than nursing changing diapers hugging were the only things that worked.  By #3 I had many more infant settling tricks that worked.  Just know that there are lots of Moms out there that are going through the same thing that you are and it will get better with time.  These are the times that try and refine you as a good parent and help you get ready for there life later on.

Dawn - posted on 04/09/2009

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My first:  12 months



My second:  18 months



My third:  not yet! (13 months old)



Interestingly enough....within a week or two of stopping breastfeeding on the first two.  And, by through the night I mean MY night...they all would go a good 8 hour stretch much earlier, just not my eight hours!

Kat - posted on 04/09/2009

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my little girl is 27 mnths and she dont sleep through the nite irs tiering but theyll do it in there own time and evey child is different the only thing waith charlotte is she drinks to much at nite so try cuttin bottles out at nite

Melissa - posted on 04/09/2009

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My 7month old started sleeping through the night around 2 months old with out any food through the night. She still sleeps pretty well through the night except I think it is too quiet in the house So she wakes up for about an hour and then goes back to sleep once or twise in the night and just lays there and listens to her crib music.

Lulu - posted on 04/09/2009

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Hi!



My first daughter slept through the night at 9 weeks old. My second daughter slept through the night when she was 2 1/2 years old!



I just think each child is so different and you just don't  know when they will sleep through the night, take their first steps, say their first word...



Sleep and nap when your little one does and eventually he or she will sleep through the night..I promise ;)



LuluBoo

Tamina - posted on 04/09/2009

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My Daughter didn't sleep through the night till she stopped breast feeding, I also made the mistake of not putting her down till she was fully asleep but she is now almost 3years old and sleeps pretty good she has those nights were she wakes up little fussy but able to put her self back down.

Keri - posted on 04/09/2009

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My little boy has slept through the night(12 hours) since he was 6 weeks old, he is now 9 months and will sometimes wake up because he is teething, He stays awake for about 1 hour then goes back 2 sleep.

Jayme - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter is 9 months old and still gets up 3-5 times a night. We have a bed time rutine and everything. I've tried the crying method it doesn't work, well at least not for her. The first night she's cried for like 4 hours with me going in about evey 10-15 min to ley her back down rub her back, just enough to get her to stop crying and about 3-5 min later she would start again. We tired this for about a week and all that happend was she lost her voice. and now and since been horse sounding.....Good luck~!

Kaysie - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter right now is almost 4 months old and she started sleeping through the night at a month old she would sleep 9 hours through the night and now that she's almost 4 months old she sleeps 12 in a half hours through the night. I did start her on cereal right away as soon as she was a month old I would put some in her bottle to make it stick to her ribs but that was the trick my parents and my fiances parents both did it with us I know your not suppose to do that but right after I had her I was still going to school full time and working full time so I needed something to work :)

Tiffany - posted on 04/09/2009

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Quoting Elyse:



My 19 month old started sleeping through the night around 14 mo. old (and by sleeping through the night I mean waking up only 1-2 times).  He is NOT a good sleeper by any means.  THEN he started climbing out of his crib about 2 mo. ago so he is now in a "big boy bed" and gets out all the time - ending up in our bed by 2:30 at the latest every night.  Its brutal.  Any tips for that?!?!?   Good luck - pray your child is a better sleeper than mine!





Elyse,



Wow - you and your husband must be exhausted! Every time he gets out of bed and comes out of his room, put him back to bed, and the key is NOT to pick him up and hold him or talk to him much or cuddle with him or he will continue to get out of bed. If you do not have a bedtime routine that is consistent, start one and stick with it. DO NOT let him sleep in your bed EVER or you will be creating a cycle that is even more difficult to stop and it's not good for you and your husband. Stick with it and he will learn that he needs to sleep in his bed and he will not get any sympathy from mom or dad when he comes to climb into your bed. Good luck and best wishes!

Tiffany - posted on 04/09/2009

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All three of mine at 7 weeks. I've also used the Babywise method on each of them.

Carol - posted on 04/09/2009

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my oldest was 6weeks old and scared the life out of me, i thought something was wrong and my youngest was about 3 weeks.  she was early so she has to do everything early. my oldest is 6.5 and my youngest is 2.5

Alaine - posted on 04/09/2009

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From the first night in the hospital.  I tried everything to wake her but, undressed her, changed her diaper, and put wet wash rags on her.  Noththing would work, so I decided why fight it.  She eats all she needs during the day and then sleep form 10 to 5am.  Then she eats and goes right back to sleep until 9.  Shes perfect and we know how lucky we are that we have her.

Michelle - posted on 04/09/2009

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My little boy slept through from 3 and a hald months as soon as i got him into his cot in his own room also found i slept better aswell. he slept from 7-7!!!

Kelly - posted on 04/09/2009

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I was lucky - my son slept through the night (I'm talking 8-9 hours) at 7 weeks.

Emily - posted on 04/09/2009

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#1- 3 weeks



#2- currently two and a half years old and doesn't sleep through the night.



They're all different.

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Hi there, i have three bubbies..... 2 girls and a boy.



Both my girls were sleeping through thi night by 4 weeks of age and my son was sleeping through by 3 months of age.

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Hi there, i have three bubbies..... 2 girls and a boy.



Both my girls were sleeping through thi night by 4 weeks of age and my son was sleeping through by 3 months of age.

Rachel - posted on 04/09/2009

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my 3nhalf months dautha sleepps well thru de nyte.



i wud give her botle at aroud 11pm and she'll sleep till 4am n dats wen her next feed is. and she gets dem randoms days where she wud just play in her cot by her self bt eventually she falls back asleep her self..



 



i think itjust tkes time babe.. xx

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Hi there, i have three bubbies..... 2 girls and a boy.



Both my girls were sleeping through thi night by 4 weeks of age and my son was sleeping through by 3 months of age.

Desirae - posted on 04/09/2009

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Im glad to see that other people too have had good luck with babies sleeping through the night from 3 or 4 weeks. My daughter now 7 weeks has slept through the night from around then too. My Dr made me feel like I was doing something wrong when I told her she was sleeping all night. 

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Hi there, i have three bubbies..... 2 girls and a boy.



Both my girls were sleeping through thi night by 4 weeks of age and my son was sleeping through by 3 months of age.

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My son started sleeping through at 5 weeks. I used to feed him give him a shower with me then feed him again. He would sleep for 8 hrs. It worked like a treat.

Danielle - posted on 04/09/2009

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my baby slept at 3 months but i encouraged her to sleep.... once i started noticing that she really wasnt eatting at night just playing then i tryed letting her cry ... it took 2 nights and she slept ever since....



my friends son who is 9 months is still not sleeping through the night however... my theory on that is .. your child got use to waking up as an infant so it is purley habit... if someone were to wake you up in the middle of the night for 3 months and then stopped you on your own would wake up after that point from just habbit.....



my old roommate at 8 months asked her doc about her son not sleeping.. he told her to just try letting him cry ... he cried for 4 days straight... (it was hard for her hearing her son cry ) but on the 5th night he didnt cry anymore and it was sound sleep from then on....
most children can be re programed its normally our hang ups (such as hearing them cry ) that delays them...
now as for the 19 month... i would say do what super nanny does... it will be hard for the first 2 days i would say but after he know you mean buisness then i believe he will be fine.... just tell him that you love him the first time and say he needs to sleep in his bed... if he gets up again just say good night and bring him to his bed... if he gets up a 3rd time then just bring him back but dont say anything... and repeat last step until he sleeps.....
He will cry but be strong... after 2 days of that he will know that if he wakes up he has to stay in his bed which will ultimately help him in the long run get a better nights rest...
gl ... =0)

Elyse - posted on 04/09/2009

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My 19 month old started sleeping through the night around 14 mo. old (and by sleeping through the night I mean waking up only 1-2 times).  He is NOT a good sleeper by any means.  THEN he started climbing out of his crib about 2 mo. ago so he is now in a "big boy bed" and gets out all the time - ending up in our bed by 2:30 at the latest every night.  Its brutal.  Any tips for that?!?!?   Good luck - pray your child is a better sleeper than mine!

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.



 

Kathryn - posted on 04/09/2009

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my baby girl didn't sleep through the night until around nearly 18 months. not sure why but I know I was exausted and am so glad she sleeps through now. Almost feel human!

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!

Holly - posted on 04/09/2009

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Each of my 3 kids were different. My youngest didn't sleep through the night on a regular basis until he was 11 months old - after I had a break out of head to toe hives because my nerves were shot. For him we had to get him out of our room and let him cry for hours. After a couple of nights of that, he surrendered and has slept well ever since.



My other two were not nearly as hard. I suggest practicing routine, routine, routine. No extra talking or playing during late night feedings. Know the difference between waking up because of  sleep cycle and waking up because the baby needs something.

Holly - posted on 04/09/2009

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Each of my 3 kids were different. My youngest didn't sleep through the night on a regular basis until he was 11 months old - after I had a break out of head to toe hives because my nerves were shot. For him we had to get him out of our room and let him cry for hours. After a couple of nights of that, he surrendered and has slept well ever since.



My other two were not nearly as hard. I suggest practicing routine, routine, routine. No extra talking or playing during late night feedings. Know the difference between waking up because of  sleep cycle and waking up because the baby needs something.

Elaine - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son started sleeping through the night at around 3 months. I would give him a nice bath around 8pm then give him his last bottle around 11pm-12am (depending on his schedule throughout the day), swaddle him up and he was out like a light :)

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My little girl started sleeping through the night without a feed by about 10 weeks I think. She still wakes for her dummy but the times are getting less and less. She is 4 1/2 months now and she wakes around 3am & 5am and just plays in her cot, then when she is ready to sleep she yells out for me so she can have her dummy back then she sleepsin until about 7.30am.. I am looking forward to when she can get her own dummy and put it back in her mouth!!

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