when do new borns start to sleep through the night? Mine's almost 2 months and still waking up3-4tim

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Dodie - posted on 06/21/2011

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Sarah, babies/toddlers are all different in many ways, sleep patterns being one of them. I was lucky with my first born. She not only slept at least 8 hours a night from the time I brought her home, & also had two, two-hour naps during the day!! If she were sick she would often wake up, but other than that, no problem.
Then there was my second adorable Daughter, & she didn't like to sleep, or eat for that matter! I always said that, if I had had her first, I wouldn't have had any more!!!...lol!!
My question--& I almost always have one...*smile--is this: What time do you put your Baby down at night? Are you Breast-feeding? Bottle feeding? Does s/he nap during the day?
If Breast-feeding, you might want to try to get her on a tighter schedule. The idea that your baby should be fed everytime s/he cries--& I'm not saying this is the case, just a possibility--is ludicrous! We don't feed our Toddlers/small children, or even ourselves that often! It may also be that there is not enough breast milk.
If bottle feeding, have you looked into the idea of putting a small amount of rice cereal in the last bottle before bedtime? Sometimes, this helps, but only if all else fails. A baby's constitution is better served with breast milk or, if that's not possible, with goat's milk--ask any 4-H-er or Goat Project Leader!! There may also be some lactose intollerance going on there, too!
Then again, it might be none of the above but something unfathomable by Mommy or Doctor!! Don't panic & don't pick your Baby up everytime she fusses in his/her crib! I've known many Moms who did that, or who tried to feed their Little Ones when they weren't hungry. They tended to have over-weight Babies/Children, but they were still getting up in the middle of the night with them!!:(
If you are truly blessed, the waking up every two or three hours will begin to wane soon. If you aren't, you could be dealing with this for a long time, as did I with my Baby Girl!!:(
Just one more little suggestion: Have you tried giving your Infant some Gripe Water or it's equivalent in her/his last bottle before bedtime? Some babies are subject to gas pains at night &, if they are severe enough, will wake up & cry for Mommy. Sometimes even a little sugar & warm water in a bottle before bedtime--just a few ounces of the appropriate temp. with a half teaspoon to a teaspoon of sugar will usually do the trick, & it's cheaper than over-the-counter medication. Talk to your Pharmacist about it. S/he will know!!
God Bless, Little Mother...Dodie/Nana

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Not until they are 26 yrs old .. Oops scratch that.i havent sleep through the night yet...ok when all their kids move out? Hm I dunno probably have restless leg syndrome by then..ok at 80? Nooo arthritis kicks in... Hmm this is a good question? Hehe just picking..my three started between 4 and six months but remember sleeping through the night is only ab six hours and newborns shld NOT be heavy sleepers..their breathing is not consistent and they need to be light sleeper so they can wake themselves up....o and their tummys are still so small they get hungry! O lol and once they start sleeping through the night u wont because you wanna stand over them and check on them soo..

Toccara - posted on 07/03/2011

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2 months? ahhhh...She's still young. Give her/him a few more months. Not to scare you but some babies won't sleep through the night until almost a year. Mine started at about 6 months. I started a routine. Bath with sleepy time bubbles before bed. Turn lights low. Slow music...maybe even a story before bed. Make sure they are nice and full and good and burped. When they wake up...keep it dark. Try not to cut on to many lights. Help them see that its still sleepy time.

Stephanie - posted on 06/20/2011

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My daughter Charlotte who is now 5 months has slept through the night since birth, I do wake her up occasionally to feed her but when I do she will generally refuse to feed as she wants to go back to sleep, But yet again no two babies are ever the same

Shaleah - posted on 10/31/2009

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When they reach the 12lbs. mark. My son wasn't that big until almost three months. try cereal in the last bottle at night to help tie the baby over through out the night

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Stifler's - posted on 07/03/2011

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I agree with Elizabeth, once they start sleeping through you wonder if they're alive and check on them anyway.

OhJessie - posted on 04/29/2011

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Thank God for co-sleeping or I'd never have slept until the kids were like 5. Then again I don't sleep through the night either. Go figure.

Tera - posted on 10/31/2009

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My daughter is one, and still does not sleep all night. Every kid is not the same. It will get better. Hang in there.

Heather - posted on 10/31/2009

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My son started to sleeping for 5 hrs straight at about 3 months! :) He then started sleeping 8 hrs about a month later. My pediatrition told me it was ok to let him cry for 10 minutes at first and add 5 minutes every week. I would go in and he would stop crying. Obviously I made sure he wasn;t hungry or anything. Sometimes babies just cry and it helps there lungs get strong. :) It seemed to work for me and now that he is 3 I have almost no problems getting him to sleep, no power struggles! It's very nice!

Jodie - posted on 10/31/2009

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hya,my little boy was 2 months old wen he started sleepin thru now hes 8 months old n has started wakin up at least once thru nyt,all babies r diffrant,try giving ur baby their last bottle with a bit ov baby rice in it abt a tea spoon i did wid mine n so did a lot ov my friends it fills them up 4 longer.x

Sara - posted on 10/31/2009

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my son is 3months he has slept well since he born he wakes about 3 then 7/8am i think i just varys on the child and how good they have got into a routine

Carretta - posted on 10/31/2009

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Post a reply! my daughter is 7 months now she didnt start sleeping through the night till she was about 3 or 4 months but it was on and off one night she would sleep good and the next night she would wake up a couple of timesi found it easier if you have them on a schedual my daughter is in bed at 9 every night and wakes up around 7am..it is very easy i think, she eats at a sertin time and gets a bath at the same time every night, it makes my life alot easier being a stay at home mom. i can plan my days ahead of time

Karine - posted on 10/31/2009

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I think it depends if youy baby is breastfeeding or bottled.. Mine starts to sleep all night at 2 months but i'm not breastfeeding...A friend of mine has a 9 months baby and he's still getting up at night because of breastfeeding.

Jessica - posted on 10/31/2009

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My son started sleeping all night about 2 months. Every child is different. So you may just have to wait it out.

Shericka - posted on 10/31/2009

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my son is 2 and a half months and he started sleepingf through the night about 2 weeks ago. The thing about it is he has to sleep in bed with me. He wont sleep alone unless it's during the day when he's taking his cat naps.

Jessica - posted on 10/31/2009

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My daughter started sleeping through the night very young. She also slept for about 3-4 hours at a time at night. I acheived this by watching a movie called "the happiest baby on the block". I swear by this movie and recommend it to any of my friends that get pregnant. Try swaddling your baby, putting them to sleep in a swing, and play white noise in the background. If you use pacifiers, you can also give them one of those. It helps I promise. You will increase your sleep by a couple hours each night at least.

Tera - posted on 10/31/2009

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dont feel bad. my baby is 8 months old and i still cannot figure out a way to get her to sleep all night.its frustrating but it will happen eventually when she is ready.

Chanda - posted on 10/31/2009

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not to get your hopes down, but my daughter didn't sleep through the night until she after she turned 2. but my son, 3 months.

Sarah - posted on 10/31/2009

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My daughter is a year and still wakes up a lot at night, yet if she eats a hearty meal/ warm bottle before bed, then she will sleep through the night. Try to give warm bottle and see if that helps at all.

Jess - posted on 10/31/2009

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i got told yesterday that if u put alot of nappy rash cream on before they go 2 bed they wont wake up needing a nappy change... i tryed it last night n got about 8hrs sleep

Kelly - posted on 10/31/2009

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firstly, each child is different.. but i have learnt ( i have 3 kids ) that it is possible to trai them too.... by the last baby i had she was sleeping thru at 4 months old... but its completely up to the mum when ....

Claire - posted on 10/31/2009

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my youngest is 9 months and still dont sleep through in the last week he has cut down to 1 bottle during the night though so im hoping he soon going to cut it out totally but through experience they do it when there ready

Tanisha - posted on 10/30/2009

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My daughter started to sleep through the night around 4-5 months. She is 6 months now and only gets up once.

Stephanie - posted on 10/30/2009

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put a little baby oatmeal in his/her bottle and warm it up,,.... a full baby is a sleepy baby! lol they sleep longer that way ( i found) hope it helps

Melissa - posted on 10/30/2009

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My daughter was about three months when she started to sleep through the night. I know its tough now but It does all get better I promise!!

Marse - posted on 10/30/2009

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my daughter is 7 months old and still wakes up once at night.....although, my friend's son slept right through the night at the age of 2 months old......so it depends "don't worry this is a very fast stage, next thing you know he's a sleep all night" ... by the way someone told me that, when they wake up hungry in hte middle of the night give them water not formula, i think once they start noticing your not giving them formula they don't wake up at night anymore, i never tried that...... good luck mom

Marse - posted on 10/30/2009

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my daughter is 7 months old and still wakes up once at night.....although, my friend's son slept right through the night at the age of 2 months old......so it depends "don't worry this is a very fast stage, next thing you know he's a sleep all night" ... by the way someone told me that, when they wake up hungry in hte middle of the night give them water not formula, i think once they start noticing your not giving them formula they don't wake up at night anymore, i never tried that...... good luck mom

Brandy - posted on 10/30/2009

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My Son is 7 months old and still gets up every 4-6 hour. How does he sleep during the day?

Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2009

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You've got a long way to go...My son is 2 and up until about 3 months ago, he was still getting up through the night. He has autism, and oral sensory issues, so he still can eat like a newborn, and so...he still gets up. Every kid is different, so it's hard to judge. They could be waking up to be fed, changed, they are cold, hot, dry (winter time-dry heat), it could be anything. When they get older, like Grayson, he's 2, if you let them watch certain things (and sometimes it doesn't matter if they haven't seen something), they can start to use their imaginations, and they can have nightmares. A good night's sleep is the thing of the past now...but i imagine maybe your little one will start sleeping through the night when you start baby food...that's when Grayson slept straight through the night...almost consistently...about 8-9 months...Hope this helped...

Victoria - posted on 10/30/2009

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My oldest started slept through the night from 6wks!! My youngest who is now 4yrs old still doesn't sleep through the nite!! Make dad get up and you sleep at least 2-3 nites a wk!!

Loretta - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son is 10 months and still does not sleep through the night his doctor told me its normal it takes time exspecailly with breast fed babies because it doesnt stay with them that long

Gina - posted on 10/30/2009

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every child is different my son (first baby) didnt sleep the whole night through until he was one year old! my daughter slept the whole night through when she was 2 1/2 months old. Every child is different.

Michelle - posted on 10/30/2009

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lol .. my son woke up 3-5 times a night for the first 5 months then 1-3 times a night untill he was about 8 months old then once a night and he's 19 months old and STILL wakes up once a night .. every child is different ..

Sarah - posted on 10/30/2009

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my son just turned one and he still doesnt sleep though the night all the time. up until he was 9 months old he would wake up at least once a night. i think that it is just the child they start to sleep though the night when they want to.

Leah - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son is 2 and a half months and has been sleeping for about 8-10 hours every night since he was about 4 weeks. I started putting a teaspoon of rice into his bottle (this will not hurt their tummies) and he slept 9 hours that first night. He was waking up every 2-3 hours previously to this and his doctor mentioned trying the rice at night. I do not put the rice in his bottle during the day as it is not a necessity, but I do find it necessary for him to get restful sleep during the night.

Susan - posted on 10/30/2009

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i was a very lucky mum.. very lucky.. my wee man mannix startd sleepin thru the nyt from 3wks old.. he would nap as per ususal durin the day and thn at night from about 6pm on he would hav another nap.. and thn he would wake up about 9ish or 8.30pm and we would hav a bottle.. breast feedin did not work with us.. and thn a wee play and a bath and thn a top up on food... and thn he would go bac to bed at 11ish and wouldnt wake up till 6-7am.. it did mean i had to stay up late.. but bein able to hav a non stop 7 hours sleep was awsum.. every week that went by it would half an hour earlyer.. so nw he goes to bed about 9ish and it wrks perfect.. i even had a nice wee sleepinn till 8.45am.. its all about tryn diff things.. and i was also told dnt giv the baby a bottle after the bath coz they will fall asleep half way thru and i found it to b a tru statement.. so i would giv mannix half a bottle b4 his bath and the rest after..

Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2009

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They say at about 3 monthes they can go through the night with out having a bottle. after 3 monthes it is just a "want" or habit for them..so if you stop giving it to them..they will sleep through the night. Its really hard to just let them cry tho..My youngest is 1 and still wakes up at 4 for her bottle..

Nicole - posted on 10/30/2009

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Unfortunately every baby is different, mine started sleeping through the night at about 8 weeks, and when I say through the night i mean i put her to bed at around 8:30 and she sleeps until about 6:30/7:00. I am breastfeeding but i give her a bottle of formula for her last feeding right before bed and it works great, probably because it's a little heavier in their stomach's. I will also give her a bath sometimes in the "bedtime bath" by johnson's, this also works great. A good idea too is to put them in their crib while they are still a little awake, that way they learn to fall asleep on their own, he/she may whine for a few minutes but as long as they aren't crying so hard they aren't breathing properly they will be fine. I'm not sure if your baby sleeps all through the day but that could also be why he/she is waking up a lot during the night. I had to re-adjust my daughter because that was what was happening with her, so I started taking her for lots of walks during the day because that seemed to keep her awake. I hope some of this helps and good luck :)

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My baby is just a couple weeks old but he only wakes up twice a night, once around 1-2 and again around 5-6. I found that feeding him a lot during the day helped, as in feeding every 2-3 hours, and keeping him awake as much as possible in the late afternoon and evening helps as well.

Melissa - posted on 10/30/2009

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mines will be 4 months on nov 5 and he just started sleeping through the night now but befrore that he only woke up once to eat then he went back to sleep...but my baby is breastfed maybe that has somthing to do with it? perhaps if you start a routine like bath play eat then bed he or she will get used to it and sleep longer

Suset - posted on 10/30/2009

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My 2 month old daughter does the same thing, getting up every two hours or so. She's breastfed which is probably the reason for it, and she's only 9 lbs, which puts her in the 8th percentile for weight, so she still has catching up to do, in terms of eating. I've read that by the time babies reach 4 months old or 11 lbs they can start sleeping up to 6 hour long stretches, but it all depends on the child. Giving her a predictable nighttime routine will help, as it did with my 6 year old. Also by the time babies are 4 month old they don't need to eat so often at night, so trying to soothe them back to sleep, instead of feeding them, should get them to sleep longer at night.

Taina - posted on 10/30/2009

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Well my babies were sleeping by a month the whole night. My secert just adding a lil bit of cereal to their last bottle of the night. Work wonders for me. The doctors say dont do it but I really never went what the Doctors said about certain things about my babies. I hope it works out try it!!!!

Leanna - posted on 10/30/2009

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hey Sarah I just wanted to let you know how I got my 2 month old too sleep though the night. I read in a book about this age they start to get into routines. So when they cry they learn that your going to pick them up, when they smile you smile back, so forth and what not. My point is, at this age its ok for them to sleep a good 6 hours or even a little more throw the night without eating. Don’t think I starve my child because right when she gets up she eats what she didn’t at night. Sorry getting off track but my point is try not to feed your child in the middle of the night they think it’s a routine. Just give him a pacifier, they calm themselfs with the sucking is soothing to them. So if he is waking up 3-4 times try feeding him once or twice for the first week and then he will soon learn he is not going to starve. And if your not feeding him, just try giving him his pacifier. Also I find a lot of times when my little one does wake up. Its because she is cold.

I hope this works for you! :)

Quieonna - posted on 10/30/2009

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Well I have a 2 month old (12 weeks on Sunday to be exact) and he slept his 1st full night last night. I am so excited, because I was like you, ready for him just to sleep. I don't know if I was just lucky last night, or if he has finally figured it out. But you are close, becaues my 1st son started sleeping all night at about 2 months. So be patient.

Danja - posted on 10/30/2009

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Mine started sleeping through the night around 3 months, thanks to the book Baby Wise, it's amazing! I got a copy on ebay for $1! And it has been a lifesaver!

Melissa - posted on 10/30/2009

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maybe the baby is not getting satisfied with just formula try adding like a teasppon or two of cereal to your babies formula jsut at night time and that might help. my dr suggested it to me when my son was a baby some dr's dont suggest this becasue they say it causes obesity but my son turned out just fine and as long as u are only giving a little bit at night time in the bottle everything will be ok.

Stephanie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Get him on a routine. My son started sleeping through the night at 2 months by setting up a rountine for EVERYNIGHT. Feeding, Bath then Bed. But you have to be consistent.

Monica - posted on 10/30/2009

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I can't wait either, we are at about 2 times a night (going down around 11p/11:30p, waking up at 3a, 6a and then she'll wake up about 9am to play and eat. Trying to get her to go down earlier but that's been a mission.

Rebecca - posted on 10/30/2009

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i was strict on bed time routine and it worked wonders come 6 i would bath in lavender baby bath n then feed in a slightly lit room with not to noisy and calming down nothing to awakin them i try to out him to bed as late as possible so they get the concept of sleeping they will get up the same time each day but each night time i drop and hour for him to go to bed earlier and by 6wks he was sleeping through if you can get your baby to sleep and hour longer each night they start to learn not to wake for a feed thats all there waking for now mine sleeps all night and twice through the day and he is only ten months best of luck

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