is it ok baby at 8 weeks to sleep all through the nigh she s drinking 8 oz every 4 hours im thinking about putting her on the hungier baby food adive would be great
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Sarh - posted on 10/15/2010
Emmi, they have proven in studies that putting cereal in a bottle and even spoon feeding it (which yes you can do, I started it at 3 wks w/both of my babies for different health reasons) does NOT aid/help them in sleeping longer. Making a larger hole in the nipple poses a HUGE chocking hazard... if you insist on putting cereal in the bottle buy the nipples that they now make which only allows a certain amount of cereal through the nipple. I still don't advise the cereal in the bottle HOWEVER it is the mothers personal decision. And feeding baby rice cereal from a spoon and feeding foods does not cause obesity as I did this w/my daughter and now my son. Neither are OBESE!!
Kylie - posted on 10/15/2010
My son has just turned 1. and has slept through the night since 6 weeks !!! he has been the perfect baby !! let them sleep how ever long they want! i was worried at first when my boy slept through the night, but all in all if they are going to do it naturally why break the great routine !!! be thankfull that you have such a great little princess :)
Dara - posted on 10/14/2010
If baby is wetting enough diapers, pooping fine and doesn't fuss for food, what you're feeding her is probably just fine. If she's already sleeping through the night count your lucky stars! My one year old just started sleeping all the way through consistently about a month ago. Enjoy it!
If your 8 week old sleeps through, then she isn't hungry. You should only use hungry baby formula if they are emptying 9oz at a time, and still wanting more, and getting hungry sooner than the 4 hours. But you should talk to your health visitor/paediatrician before you start hungry baby formula. Babies wake up if they are hungry, so she is probably getting her nutritional need met during the day. As long as she is gaining weight well and is having plenty of wet and dirty nappies, she's fine. x
Sharon - posted on 10/20/2010
Since the day I brought my daughter home, she would wake up only twice a night (11:00PM and 2:00AM as she fell asleep around 8:00PM) to feed as I was breastfeeding. By the time she was two weeks old, she was waking only once a night and at the end of nine weeks, she was sleeping from about 8:00PM until 6:00AM. I say be happy and if your baby is gaining weight, healthy, and happy, let them be.
Passante - posted on 10/19/2010
my boy slept through the night starting 3 weeks, i remember i was worried too that he doesn't eat at all during the night but when i checked with the pediatrician he said that i should take it as a blessing, and i did. my boy is 2 years now and still sleeps 12 hours at least straight!
Sarah - posted on 10/19/2010
My 2 oldest kids have slept all night since I brought them home from the hospital with the occasional times when they would wake up but they would go right back to sleep....my youngest would wake up around midnight and want to eat but would go back to sleep( lasted about 2 months)...If she's happy and healthy it should be fine just consider yourself one of the lucky ones=]
If he is only 8 weeks old it is fine that he is sleeping through the night. I think that you should be waking him up to feed, to make sure that he is getting enough to eat and then let him go back to sleep. That is what the doctor told me to do. They have to eat every couple of hours when they are that young. It is important
Ashley - posted on 10/19/2010
My daughter was sleeping through the night at about 4.5 weeks. Consider yourself lucky that she sleeps like that. My cousins son is 2, and he still doesn't sleep through the night.
As for the eating, I would ask your baby's doctor for advice. I put a small pinch of rice cereal in about 6 oz of formula to completely fill my daughter. (Her stomach could only hold 6 oz at a time, but she needed the nutrients of 8 oz).
Lisa - posted on 10/19/2010
My son was sleeping through the night at 4 weeks old (and it would have been earlier but I waited till his 1 month checkup to make sure he was gaining enough before I dropping the middle of the night feeding), and eating every 4 hours during the day. I dont know how much my son ate in oz because I breastfed. If your baby wants to sleep through the night at 8 weeks, count your blessings!!! If you have any questions ask your doc, they will let you know if your baby is gaining enough or not. Trust your instincts too, if you feel it is time, then trust that.
Tasha Rushlow - posted on 10/19/2010
My son was like that, but he didn't sleep all night, he got up every two hours on the hour n drank anywheres between 6 to 12 oz. plus he was on beginners baby food, so i am gunna say it is perfectly fine that she is sleepin all night.
Ali - posted on 10/18/2010
My daughter was born after 5 PM. While snuggling with her in our hospital bed, she fell asleep around 8PM, and didn't wake up until 6AM. While panicking, a nurse told me it was OK, and to let her rest. That has seriously been her sleep schedule every night since. She is now 7 :) When she was born, we moved to Vail Colorado, and got altitude sickness, she was so sick, she was on a water/apple juice diet for the first week of her life. She bounced back very quickly, and was eating full 8oz bottles , at 3 weeks. Her pediatrician said that was fine, and we added rice cereal two weeks later. At 6 weeks she was having a 4oz formula, and 4 oz cereal bottle, ever 4 hours. Now she is 7, 4'8inches tall and weighs a solid 89 lbs. She is a solid wall of muscle. I'm sure your baby will be fine :)
Connie - posted on 10/18/2010
I think its fine! As long as bub is getting what she needs through the day and getting wet nappies. My girl has been sleeping through the night since 5 weeks old. I just got told to make up for it throughout the day. And also as long as shes also putting on weight too. :)
Lindsay - posted on 10/18/2010
My daughter wanted to sleep thru since she was 2 weeks old, the pediatrician said when she hit 4 weeks I could let her sleep at night, but from the 2-4 weeks I had to wake her to feed her every 4 hours. She was on regular formula/ pumped breastmilk and slept 8-10 hours a night w/out waking. After they are 4 weeks old there is no need to wake them, they will let you know when they are hungry! Enjoy the sleep:)
Alisha - posted on 10/18/2010
My Baby starting sleeping through the night at 4 weeks...I to was worrieful lol the Doctor told me that like adults, baby's when ready can sleep through the night and be perfectly okay with not having a bottle. also if u want to thinken up the milk people do it everyday with rice cereal but ur gonna have to sacrafice a couple nipples thou to make the hole bigger :)
Cassie - posted on 10/18/2010
It is fine. I had so many people telling me that I shouldn't let my daughter sleep through the night at 3-4 weeks old but she was getting her 8oz bottles and then we added some cereal to her diet when she was 3 months old because she wasn't getting enough with just the bottle. I would count your blessing, so many of my friends have the fussy babies who don't sleep through the night.
Ebony - posted on 10/17/2010
i think its ok my son is 3 and half and he was sleeping through the night at 3 n half weeks on a regualr bottle from 10 pm to 8/9 am i thought he needed to eat through out so i would wake him an he would be so fussy an groggy and wouldnt go back to sleep so i jus let him rest and he turn out to be just fine,
Kristy - posted on 10/17/2010
My daughter was born with a very low birth weight and we were on a feeding routine to get her weight up. but by 8weeks we were allowed to let her sleep through the night( every thing was monitored by our ped). we used to put her down at 7pm then do a dream feed (give her a bottle evey night at 10pm) to keep her full untill she woke up at 7am. best thing we ever did!!! cause i have never had sleep issues with my daughter!! we stoped the dream feed at about 6months and to this day she still goes down a 7pm and wakes up at 7am and she is now 13months!!! congrats on ur baby :)
Kerry - posted on 10/17/2010
all 3 of my children went to bed around 8pm and did not wakr till 8-9am next morning when they were babys and that was without waking for a feed they had there last feed round 8pm they were fed on aptail easy digest as they suffered from tummy ache.
Dawn - posted on 10/16/2010
my first child slept 6-8 hours a night from the time she was 3 days old, the dr said that was fine and to never wake a sleeping baby as then they'll get into the routine of waking up. With my second, who could sleep 20+ hours a day, the health nurses freaked me out and made me question everything i thought i'd already learnt and told me to wake him up every 2-3 hours doctor told me to ignore them as he was gaining weight fine they'll wake when their hungry so just to let him sleep. Sleep is when babies do their most growing.
Miranda - posted on 10/16/2010
My daughter slept through the night starting at about 1 months or even less!!!! Many moms would love their babies to sleep through the night!!!! But my daughter is now 8 months and only drinks 6 ounces about every 4 hours. so at about 8ish, 1ish, 5ish and 9ish.
consider yourself lucky. my son drank like crazy and would still wake up every two hours for food. haha. he was a beast back then. now he's the pickiest eater. him getting up so frequently made it so hard for me to keep him in his crib so i'd put him in bed with me (worst mistake ever) to get some rest and now he's three and still wakes up at night and cries for me to come sleep in his bed with him. count your blessings :)
Jacquie - posted on 10/16/2010
My son began to sleep all night from he was 6weeks old, there is nothing wrong with it - you benefit from the good nights rest and so does baby!
If i were you,I would keep your baby on the first formula until she wants a bottle all the time! For her last bottle (before you put her to bed I mean) why don't you put a tablespoon of "Milupa Creamed Rice Pudding" into her bottle? I do this with my son & he loves it! The rice pudding helps to thicken the bottle thus leaving baby feeling fuller for longer =D
Also, what I do is - I bathe him before his last feed. I pour Johnson's Bedtime lotion into the bath and use the same powder when he is dried!
Give it a go =)
EMMI - posted on 10/15/2010
It is always great when your baby sleeps through the nite. The only kind of food i would give your baby is formula with alittle infant cereal mixed with it in their bottle. Just make the nipple a little bigger and your baby will stay full and sleep alot better. Dont give any other food to your baby until 6 months because it can lead to obesity.
I think you are just fine. My daughter started sleeping through the night around a month to 4-6 weeks old. She was really young but we thought it a blessing. She is now 3 and still sleeps through the night. We put her to bed around 8 and she will sleep until 9 or 10 the next morning. She eats just fine and has lots of energy. We felt lucky to have her sleep through the night that early....we know we probably won't be so lucky next time. :-)
Christine - posted on 10/15/2010
My son was about 8 weeks when he started sleeping through the night. Your baby will know when they are hungry and if they are eating plenty during the day then they are fine. You dont want to get into the habit of waking them up in the night to eat otherwise they may never go back to sleeping through the night
Sarh - posted on 10/15/2010
My son has been sleeping 7hrs a night from 4wks to about 10wks and then started to sleep 9-12hrs at night. Why are you planning to switch to hungrier baby food? It's not like baby is eating every 1-2hrs... Sounds to me like baby is eating fine.
Amanda - posted on 10/15/2010
Let bubs sleep and enjoy the full nights sleep. Both my kids were sleeping 11hrs a night from 5 weeks old and from day one only woke once a night. Things could change when she has a growth spurt or is sick but just enjoy it
Bonnie - posted on 10/14/2010
I have heard of the odd baby here and there sleeping through the night at 3-4 weeks of age. If you child is doing so at 8 weeks old there is nothing wrong with it. Take it as a blessing. There are many parents that are still trying to get their 6 month old to sleep right through. Of course it will probably change, but just go with it for now.
Ashley - posted on 10/14/2010
My daughter has slept through the night since she was three days old, i use to have to wake her to brestfeed cuz she was having trouble putting on weight, If bubbas weight is fine and doing everything it should be then dont worry to much, Lap it up! But if ur to worried ask ur midwife or doc!
September - posted on 10/14/2010
If your 8 week old wants to sleep through the night I think that's just fine. At 8 weeks our son would sleep for 6-8 hours stretches and also drank 8oz. of milk every four hours. I'm not sure that your 8 week old needs the hungry baby formula but I think that's something that you should talk over with your pediatrician.
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