When do new borns start sleeping all night?

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NICKY - posted on 01/26/2010

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my baby was 6 weeks early but she kept waking up every 2 hours for a feed of a night and then I put her on solids and now most nights she sleeps right through I just dont think she was getting enought of milk maybe try some solids.

Kai - posted on 01/25/2010

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My 3 year old didn't sleep through the night until she was 8 months old! It was a long road, and none of the old wives tales worked...including adding cereal to her bottle.



My 3 month old started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks! What I learned the second time around (that really helped) was this: put them down after you feed them, but while they are still awake. That teaches them to fall asleep on there own, and even if they do wake up in the middle of the night for the first few nights, they slowly learn to fall back asleep with no help from mommy...



Things not to do: Rocking them to sleep, or holding them until they fall asleep and then putting them down gently so you don't wake them up. This teaches babies to need that soother every time they wake up, in order to fall back asleep. Just some advice from personal experience. Good luck!

Annah - posted on 01/23/2010

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Mine is 2 years old and still doesn't sleep through the night. Sorry for the bad news, but everyone else is right, it depends on the baby. I have found putting mine down when he first shows signs of being sleepy (the first yawn, staring in to space, or when he lays down and doesn't move for a while.) he fights less and is able to go to sleep faster. I have also found that leaving then door open at night helps also. Mine started getting scared of the dark and that's when we started having a lot of trouble sleeping. I hope this helps and you will get to sleep again sooner than later I hope. I know it's hard hang in there and keep going.

Laura - posted on 01/23/2010

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My little girl started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. Try feeding an extra ounce before their bed time - that's what I did when it was time to go back to work. Works everytime

Sheree - posted on 01/23/2010

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My daughter started sleeping through the night from 7 weeks, from 10pm till 530-6am. she gradually started to go to bed earlier and get up later. she is now 7 months old and sleeps from 8-830pm to about 730-8am. Not too sure where you are from, but in australia it is highly recommended not to put any kind of food, eg cereal in a baby's bottle, they should only have breast milk or formula. just letting you know cause i saw a few mum's had said they have done it.

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Haley - posted on 01/26/2010

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both my son and daughter would have from the beginning if i could have let them but my daughter got used to waking up my son would sllep all night still if i could let him when can you let them he is 1 month and 3 weeks???

Amanda - posted on 01/26/2010

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i think every baby is different but Hailie (my only child) started a little after she turned 2 months she goes to sleep at 9pm and wakes up around 9am.

Ashley - posted on 01/26/2010

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Every baby is different. I have a 4 year old and he didnt start sleeping really good at night till prolly 1 year or maybe 2. Than my other son is almost 2 months old and he still wakes up prolly 1-3 times dureing the night.

Shira - posted on 01/26/2010

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my 9 month old leeps through the night about 50% of the time, but it is still not consistent. He naps 3-4 hours during the day.

Deborah - posted on 01/26/2010

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Thanks all of you for the advice these past couple of days hes been doing pretty good yay and he loves sleeping in his crib, I just wanted to know cuz for my first born he sleep thru the night since he was born so I was just curious :)

Rachel - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son's 6 months and still not sleeping through the night. Hopefully yours starts soon!

Amanda - posted on 01/25/2010

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my daughter started sleeping from 9-9 at about 2 months..i put cereal or oatmeal in her bottle at night and it worked wonders! hope this helps :)

Katie - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son was around 1.5 when he started sleeping through the night. My cousins baby was around 2.5 months. Every baby is different and also where they sleep plays a big factor. My son used to co-sleep with my fiance and I from the beginning, but every time we got up, moved, rolled over, etc. he would get up because of the movement. Now he is in his own bed and loves it.

Rebecca - posted on 01/25/2010

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Some kids do it very early and some don't do it at all. My son is 2yrs old and still wakes up every night. It's very odd if he isn't in our bed in the morning. Our daughter is 6 months and she wakes up once a night for a bottle. I hope she at least will sleep through the night by age one and we only have one child in our bed lol

Abigail - posted on 01/25/2010

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both my babies started sleeping at 2 week alone in their own bed and are still sleeping on their own through the nigth

Kristy - posted on 01/25/2010

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My little one started sleeping through the night at 1 month... it really just depends on the baby.

Jamie - posted on 01/25/2010

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We got our daughter a glow worm (its really a seahorse and the belly lights up) and she has slept with that ever since she has been born and she started sleeping through the night at 1 1/2 months. That is early for a newborn. Normally it isnt until 2 1/2 to 3 months

Jaime - posted on 01/25/2010

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good luck, every baby is different. but i have a 17mo old who still wakes up 1-3 times a night

Dana - posted on 01/25/2010

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Mine started sleeping all night the day he was born, and he has never woken up in the middle of the night.

Danielle - posted on 01/25/2010

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Totally depends on the baby!

Some are content with anything and learn to sleep long stretches on their own within weeks, others take months and months to learn trust and for their bodies to adjust enough to sleep those long stretches. Sleep methods can contribute too... co-sleeping babies tend to sleep longer sooner, but it's not a universal rule.

My daughter co-sleeps and she started sleeping through the night at about 2 1/2 - 3 weeks. [She's 3 months now... We're beginning to try and sleep train her so she'll sleep on her own and she's been doing pretty fair.]

Crystal - posted on 01/25/2010

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well me personally i got both of mine to sleep all nite at about 2 1/2 months

jus by putn them n there own bed and room

Casey - posted on 01/25/2010

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my daughter was 2.5months when she started sleeping through the night ... i didn't even have to give her cereal..

Rachel - posted on 01/25/2010

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every child is different, I lucked out with myne sleeping a solid 5-6 hours at around 6 months, but then I know some kids that are almost 2 and still dont sleep all the way through the night

Jess - posted on 01/25/2010

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My daughter turned two months around new years, and that is when she started to sleep through the night, I say it was her resolution! She goes down around ten and sleeps till 7 or 8, but then she nurses and ususally falls back asleep for a few more hours.

Theresa - posted on 01/25/2010

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U know my baby is 6 mnths now she slept through the night at 1 mnth. i put her to bed aroud 11pm n she sleeps till 8am. it depends. my oldest slept through the night since the moment i brought her home. put the baby to bed later and they sleep longer.

Erin - posted on 01/25/2010

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I am a 2 week old that sleeps 6hrs at night and i have to wake her to fed her! My dr had told me once they hit the 3month mark to let them cy thereselves back to sleep in the middle of the night and it would be hard and it takes about a week of doing it

Brittney - posted on 01/25/2010

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My daughter sleeps all night right now and she will be 2 months on the first of next month. She started sleeping all night a week and a half ago! LUCKY ME!

Stevie - posted on 01/25/2010

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My daughter is 5 weeks old, sleeps at least 4 hours straight since she got home from the NICU at 2 weeks old. I let her sleep as long as my breasts can take so a lot of the waking up is for me and my comfort level. Gook luck!

Kellie - posted on 01/25/2010

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my daughter started sleeping all night at about 3 and a half weeks old. i had her sleeping with me the first week, in her bassinet the second, and the third i would put her in her crib for naps and in her bassinet at night. so that way by four weeks old she was sleeping through the night in her crib. i play music all night so that she is used to noise since i live in an apartment. i also let her cry for about three minutes before going in there if she woke up in the night.. just to make sure that she actually needed me rather than disturbing her..

Meagan - posted on 01/25/2010

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There really is no set age at which babies sleep at night. I have friends who have had no trouble getting their babies to sleep all night anywhere in the range of 3-8 months...I myself have an 18 month old who still doesnt sleep all night. She will most times but she is still waking up anywhere from one to three times per night even if its just whining. Im hoping that she will start sleeping all night once all of her teeth come in.

Kim - posted on 01/25/2010

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depends on the child my first son didn't sleep through until 10 months my second was sleeping through at 2 months. what may have helped with the 2nd one was I didn't pay much attention to him at night never turned lights on just gave him a bottle changed him and put him back in the crib I think this helped him learn night was boring and for sleeping and day was fun time quicker.

Darcy - posted on 01/25/2010

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Not every baby is the same but mine started to sleep the full night when he was 3 months. A good way to start is to check when your baby is tired and put him in his crib so that he can learn to fall asleep on his instead of falling asleep in your arms.

Tammy - posted on 01/25/2010

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That really depends on your baby and you. Mine started sleeping all night about a week after they got home cause I decided to put some baby cereal in there bed time bottle. That helps them be full through out the night.

Amanda - posted on 01/25/2010

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my son is 2 months old and still hasnt started sleeping through the night, but hes starting to sleep a little longer through the nite because hes starting to eat alot more its different with every baby

Carly - posted on 01/25/2010

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I asked my daughter's pediatrician about this at her 2 month well baby visit. She told me to put 2 teaspoons of rice cereal per ounce into the last two bottles of the day. Since then she has been sleeping VERY well at night...nearly 12 hours at a time. Also, at first I gave her the first cereal bottle in the evening (around 5 pm) and then I would wake her (GENTLY!) about an hour before I was ready to go to bed, change her diaper and feed her the second bottle. That really helped with not being up at 4:30 with a hungry crying baby.

Kymberly - posted on 01/25/2010

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I have 4, 4 and under and none of my kids starting sleeping through the night until they were at least 1year old. No matter how much solid food I gave them. I have come to realize that I just dont have sleepers, but better luck to you :-)

Dina - posted on 01/25/2010

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my girl is 1 year now, yesterday she was sleeping a whole night for the first time!

Kelsey - posted on 01/25/2010

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My daughter started sleeping 12 hrs straight at 2 mos old, but thats rare, and teething and things will cause that to change later on. She now sleeps 10 hrs straight (most of the time) at 6 1/2 mos. Dont keep a baby up during the day to get them to sleep at night either, it actually makes things worse.

Megan - posted on 01/25/2010

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my 11 week old started sleeping though the night regularly at about 8 weeks. just depends on the child.

Camille - posted on 01/24/2010

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Oh that's awesome...my little one is still getting used to a spoon and the whole swallowing thing! She loves it though, it's pretty hilarious to watch her dive into her spoon to try to get it!

Erin - posted on 01/24/2010

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Now that my son is 4 months old he eats fruits from a spoon as well as 4 tea spoons of cereal in the bottle. I had no problems getting him to eat solids.

Camille - posted on 01/24/2010

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My Baby was sleeping great when she was first born like about 6-8 hours at a time and now I can tell when she goes through a growth spurt because she drops to only about 4 or 5 hours straight. Now that we have just started her on solids (one feeding of rice cereal before bed - she's 4 1/2 months old) it's helping her sleep longer. I also heard about the "putting cereal in a bottle" thing and was told not to do so until the baby has fully established eating so they learn the difference between the bottle and food, however once they are eating regularly (8-10 months aprox) then putting either cereal or yogurt into the bottle can be helpful...best to consult a physician though as every baby is different. It will get better though!!

Erin - posted on 01/24/2010

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I started my son on one teaspoon of cereal in the bottle at 2 1/2 3 months. Once I did that he started sleeping through the night. My son was wanting to eat 6 oz every 2 hrs so the DR recommended starting on cereal.

Lindsay - posted on 01/24/2010

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My daughter wanted to from day one but the doc saud I had to wake her to feed her until she was 4 weeks old so my daughter started sleeping 8-10 hours a night at 4 weeks. She is now 16 months and sleeps 12-13.

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Depends on the child, but sleeping through the night could be 5 to 6 hours mine started that at about 4 months, but went up in hours from there, she sleeps from 7 to 7 now and usually wakes up once. She is 13 months old

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