When did your little one start sleeping through the night?

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Tracey - posted on 12/10/2009

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Quoting Gina:

you should not put cereal in a bottle at all....it DOES NOT help them sleep for 1, it can cause obeisity, choking and it is not the right nutrition that your 2 month old needs.
babies this young are meant to have milk and only milk..
I should note, that there is one exception. Cereal in a bottle is a good and helpful treatment for reflux. However, if your infant has reflux, then your pediatrician will be monitoring your baby's intake. Otherwise, cereal in the bottle is a practice that you should stay away from.
about sleeping threw the night (6hrs) all babies are different and being a mom is a fulltime job...we dont have evenings or weekends off and we need to be there for them at night as well...my baby is 8 months old and i BF and she still wakes up every 3 hrs, but goes right back to sleep an doesnt fully wake up till 9am...remember they wont be young forever and 1 day your child will sleep threw the night! :)



I agree completely agree with what Gina said about cereal in a bottle.  And your pediatrician should tell you the same thing.  I know sometimes you want to try anything but it will get better.  My son was breastfed and woke up several times a night for the first 18 months.  He turned 2 in oct.  and now occassionally sleeps through the night but generally wakes up around 4 am but goes back to sleep quickly.   Good luck I know what your going through but it will get better.

Ava - posted on 03/23/2011

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all three of mine were sleeping thru the night by 6 weeks old! I bathed them before bedtime and rubbed them with lotion and tired them down! then fed them a bigger amt of food just a little bit bigger. And get them warm! or cool as the case is needed, physical comfort is very important.!!! Are their FEET warm? cosiness must be the right temp. right? get them thru the night withOUT their feeding so that their tummy gets away from that hunger pain..c?

Gina - posted on 12/10/2009

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you should not put cereal in a bottle at all....it DOES NOT help them sleep for 1, it can cause obeisity, choking and it is not the right nutrition that your 2 month old needs.

babies this young are meant to have milk and only milk..

I should note, that there is one exception. Cereal in a bottle is a good and helpful treatment for reflux. However, if your infant has reflux, then your pediatrician will be monitoring your baby's intake. Otherwise, cereal in the bottle is a practice that you should stay away from.

about sleeping threw the night (6hrs) all babies are different and being a mom is a fulltime job...we dont have evenings or weekends off and we need to be there for them at night as well...my baby is 8 months old and i BF and she still wakes up every 3 hrs, but goes right back to sleep an doesnt fully wake up till 9am...remember they wont be young forever and 1 day your child will sleep threw the night! :)

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Amanda - posted on 03/23/2011

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My son was sleeping 12-13 hours a night at 5 weeks, my daughter was doing the same at 6 weeks. Even before that they would only wake once a night

Kendell - posted on 12/18/2009

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my 15 month old still wakes up during the night, and has never slept through the night, some moms are just lucky in the sleep department...

Renae - posted on 12/18/2009

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It wont help you at all to tell you what my baby does but he's an unusal case.



I can tell you what most babies do though.



By 12 weeks most babies sleep a 5 hour stretch usually between midnight and 5am (this is considered sleeping through at this age).

Between 4-6 months most babies are having 1-2 feeds per night and sleeping 10-11 hours with feeds inbetween.

By 6 months most babies no longer feed at night and sleep for 11 hours straight, however some still need a dream feed until about 10 months.



75% of babies automatically sleep longer, drop feeds and sleep through the night without any intervention from parents. The other 25% need help to learn how to go to sleep and sleep for longer stretches.

User - posted on 12/18/2009

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Around 11 months old. That is completely through with no upsets. I am still tired though.... It is really hard to catch up on 11 months of missed sleep.........

Chantelle - posted on 12/18/2009

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it varies according to the routines set early on and the child themselves. the earlier you set some routine the easier it should be.... i say should because every baby is sooo different

Danielle - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son will be 8 months old in two days, here's his routine:



8pm - bedtime.

12am - last bottle of the night.

5-7am - bottle. go back to sleep.

8-9am - wake up.



He started sleeping this good within the last month or so. Before that he was up at least twice a night.



So...my son is nearly 8 months old and still not technically sleeping through the night.

Krista - posted on 12/10/2009

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My little guy started sleeping through the night at around 6 weeks -- it's also when I started swaddling him. No idea if that's correlation or causation, but he still sleeps beautifully at four months old -- usually anywhere from 9 to 10 hours a night without waking.

Eleisha - posted on 12/10/2009

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What constitutes sleeping through though?
As far as I am aware, as a newborn to about 4 months 5/6 hours is classed as sleeping through. My daughter is 6 months and sleeps 10/11 hours, so is that classed as sleeping through?

Mia - posted on 12/10/2009

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At around 3 months...but I was listening to the doctors about not feeding my child. My mother in law (in her true wisdom) told me if my child is hungry, feed him. I was feeding him every 2-3hours. No sleep for me because he would wake up after 1-2 hours sleep. But once my mom-in-law gave him some rice and milk around 9pm with a warm bath, he slept through the night. I hope this is helpful. Take care, Mia

Tesha - posted on 12/10/2009

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Claire started sleeping through the night at 2 months. =] We were on a strict schedule and i wouldnt go to here if she just fussed, she had to full blown cry. So then i guess it taught her to put herself to sleep. We use to use a binky but found it rather annoying. It would put her to sleep really fast and then once it fell out, she would wake up and cry til i put it back in. So now she just sucks on her fingers, she can always put them back in her mouth so im not needed. =D Now she is 3 months and she sleeps 12 hours. Ive read that if a baby doesnt get enough milk during the day, it will wake up in the middle of the night, so if not sleeping yet, simply shorten the time in between feedings or feed more. I breastfed til about a week ago, it doesnt matter either or.

Anita - posted on 12/10/2009

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I guess a 5 hour stretch would qualify as sleeping through the night. When I said my daughter was sleeping through the night at 8 weeks, that was 10 hours. Now she is almost 7 months and she sleeps for 11-12 hours at night.

Christina - posted on 12/10/2009

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I was lucky I suppose because my son began sleeping a straight 11-13 hours every single night since he was 5 months old, he is now 15 months.

Sylvia - posted on 12/10/2009

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I'm not 100% sure (this wasn't one of my obsessions), but if we're defining "sleeping through the night" as sleeping a 5-hour stretch, the answer is about 3. (That's years, not months.) Just when I was getting really tired of nursing all night and psyching myself up to start night-weaning her, all of a sudden poof! She cut way down on the night nursing and started sleeping for long stretches at night, and I didn't feel so stressed anymore, and nobody had to make anybody do anything :)

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this is going to sound weird but son starting sleeping threw the night at 11 weeks old but he still wakes up almost every night a few times a night but alls i have to do is give him his bink an his dogg an cover him back up an he is good till the next time

Remi - posted on 12/10/2009

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If a baby do not sleep too late into the night and have a fillinf dinner, and good diaper is in place, he'll sleep through the night, but all the same, kids differ

Sara - posted on 12/10/2009

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my son has been sleeping thru since he was about 4 months old, however i have had him on schedule, although not rigid in the timing deacon has a set routine. i give him his dinner/bottle, then play for 30 mins then it bath time, then bedtime straight after, it didnt take that long for deacon to realise that this was the way it was gonna be, and ever since he has been sleeping usually 10-12hrs a night. of course every chld is different, but i think that being consistent is the key.

Ashley - posted on 12/10/2009

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both of my girls started sleeping thru the night at 2 months i kept them on a strict schedule and by the time both were about to be 2 months they started sleeping thru the night plus i think the warm bottle and bath before bed helped out

Lin - posted on 12/10/2009

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My first son just starting sleeping 12 hours straight at 2 1/2 years old. However, he stoped waking up several times a night around 18 months old. He was a baby that needed to be with Mommy a lot. My second son would sleep 6 hours at a stretch at 1 month old. Now he is waking up every two hours. I let him cry it out for 5 minutes if he wakes up earlier than midnight when I put him to bed at 730 PM. He usually goes back to sleep. Any longer than 5 minutes and I know something is wrong. My babies are breastfed fully so I think it takes some of them longer to sleep through the night. My sisters boys are bottle fed and the heavy formula made them sleep through the night by 4 months old.

Every kid is different and it all works itself out in the end. I know how some moms feel though....I pictured myself rocking a teenager to sleep it was so hard some nights:) Good luck ladies.

Cindy - posted on 12/10/2009

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MY SON IS 4MONTHS OLD AND HE HAS BEEN SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT SINCE HE WAS 1 MTH OLD, WHEN HE TURNED 3MTHS I STARTED FEEDING HIM LITTLE RICE CEREAL IN HIS BOTTLE SO HE CAN STAY ASLEEP BUT I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH HIM SLEEPING THROUGH OUT THE NIGHT.

Fiona - posted on 12/10/2009

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My daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was about 6 weeks old. Generally between 7.5-9.5 hours per night. She does have the odd night where she is awake every couple of hours, but I think she's started teething already - she's only 9 weeks old!!

All of my sister's children slept through the night pretty much since they were brought home from the hospital!! She has 4 and the youngest is 11 weeks - he sleeps an average of 9-12 hours every night!!

Misty - posted on 12/10/2009

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My little girl started sleeping all night from the night she was born. She loves her sleep as much as i do :D Some of my friends said that it wasn't until 18-24 months until they had a good nights sleep.

Michelle - posted on 12/10/2009

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My oldest who is now 19 didn't sleep through the night until he was almost 3. My youngest two started sleeping through the night by the time they were 6-weeks old. The two in the middle started sleeping through the night around 6-months of age.

Amber - posted on 12/10/2009

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My little Emmalyn just started when she was three months which was this whole week i have her on a strict schedule tho and it helps a lot I also started to fee her a little cereal with her formula early so that helps too!!

Vanessa - posted on 12/10/2009

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Oh man I oldest now 8 didn't sleep all night until he was 2yrs old! No Kidding I thought I was going to go crazy!! My middle son was 9mo. and my youngest still don't and he will be 1 on Christmas!

Brittany - posted on 12/10/2009

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my sons been sleepin threw the night since he was one month old im guessing i got lucky!

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My son started sleeping through the night just last night! He's 5 months and 2 weeks old. I put him down every night 8PM. He slept nine hours and woke up at 5AM. I gave him a bottle and he slept three more hours....I think this constitutes "sleeping through the night" at this age!

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they say every child different but i think the averege age is 6months,

saying that my daughter is 21 months and still doesnt sleep through the nite!!!

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