sleeping all night?

Jillian - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 153 moms have responded )

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since all of our babies are the same age, i was just wondering how many of your little ones are actually sleeping through the night? Still No luck here...

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Lindsey - posted on 01/07/2010

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My 16mo is still not sleeping thri the night either... She normally goes to bed at about 8-8:30 and by 3 am she is up, I've gotten lazy about it (mostly becuz i am sooooo tired) that i get her sippy cup with some milk and bring her back to my bad and she goes right back to sleep, but I am tired of this as well!!!! She doesn't have a good bedtime routine, and she falls asleep in my arms downstairs, then I take her to her crib...Someone suggested the book "The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight" I'm in the process of reading it and she has some REALLY good suggestions that I am anxious to try!! You might want to pick it up as well! Hopefully it works for both of us! Good Luck!

Lavinia - posted on 01/21/2010

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HI , my son has been sleeping 9-10 hrs a nite since very early on and has an afternoon nap everyday. Just continue with a routine.

Melissa - posted on 01/21/2010

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hi .. my son Harlan has always slept thru ..hes now 17mths ..i always give him a bath before bed, it does help to relax him thats for sure .. i know we have been blessed with a good sleeper .. also he only has one sleep in the day now ..so by 7.30pm hes really ready after bath time ..maybe some soft music would help , we use a lava lamp he loves it .. good luck with your little one :) mel

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Melanie - posted on 07/20/2011

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my son went went though a couple weeks of waking up, so i got ear plugs and let him cry to sleep i know it sounds mean ad wrong but it wwas the only way i could not go in there and after a week or so he stop waking up because he knew i wasnt gonna go in his room

Heather - posted on 07/20/2011

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Both my kids have slept through the night (10 hours +) since they were a month old.

Amber - posted on 07/17/2011

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Mine did right after weaning him! I breastfed him every 2 hrs for a whole year and the moment I said "no more" and never gave in. We both slept like a baby!!

Amber - posted on 07/17/2011

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Mine did right after weaning him! I breastfed him every 2 hrs for a whole year and the moment I said "no more" and never gave in. We both slept like a baby!!

Lyndsay - posted on 07/12/2011

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My son, soon to be 12 on the 19th, has slept all night from 3 months until we moved in april. since then he doesn't sleep through the night and wakes up at least once. I try to let him cry for a minute but he cries until i take him a bottle or put him in bed with me. sometimes i have to do both. i'll let him fall asleep then out him back in his crib. he used to do so good but now i dont know what to do to make him sleep all night again.

Melanie - posted on 07/12/2011

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my son goes to sleep around 8 and he always wakes up at 12, but after i give him a bit more milk he goes back to sleep till about 9 or 10, only has a 1 hour nap during the day

Caitie - posted on 07/06/2011

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9-10 hours now (:

I just had to establish a routine. Bath, bottle, bed every night around the same time. It worked after a week or so

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I have twin girls' born Oct 23. Both sleep thru most nights. They sleep from 8:00 PM until 7:00 AM and have one 2-3 hour nap. I had to work at it though. It doesn't happen magically for most of us.

Samantha - posted on 03/31/2010

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Daughter been sleeping through since 5 1/2 weeks... I was very stricked from day 1. No rocking, no falling asleep during feeding, No running into room when bubba crys when u know there ok etc... i think this massively helped me... I'm so glad i did what i did..

Emma - posted on 03/31/2010

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My daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was 6 weeks old. I put her on the bottle at 3 weeks because she wasn't getting enough milk from me. I had a bad day with her at 2 weeks where she wouldn't go down at all and I was picking her up all day so that night my partner took her in the room with him and put her in the cot and she cried non stop for 2 hours before she got herself to sleep and then for the rest of the night and up until 6 weeks she was waking every 4 hours for a feed as usual. I felt bad and wanted to pick her up but resisted the urge. Since then she has had no problems. She is 19 months old now and we get the occasional night where she will wake but a quick cuddle from me and she goes straight back to sleep. It may sound mean to let a 2 week old cry to 2 hours non stop but it wasn't a hysterical cry it was more of a " I want to get up and give me attention" cry and we were aware of her at all times. I believe it has not damaged her at all and it has made life a lot easier. She goes to bed at 7:30pm every night and doesn't normally wake up until 8am in the morning. She also has 2 sleeps a day. I believe a routine is always good as well. It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing my daughter eats at the same time (or within the hour) and if she is sleepy I let her sleep whether it be in the pram if we are out or in her cot at home and I never try to keep her awake to fit around what I am doing and say " she can sleep later when I'm finished shopping or visiting friends whatever". I hope this has helped.

Samantha - posted on 02/14/2010

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my daughters been sleeping through since 5 1/2 weeks, now nearly 18 months still the same, i think i only ever had a problem once were she didnt sleep through and that was when she was really sick. Just remember it takes 3 days to make or brake a routine, i think when she was 5 weeks i had had enough of no sleep, so i left her cry, and let me tell u that worked wonders as never had a prob after it

Michelle - posted on 02/14/2010

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My August '08 baby sleeps 7-7ish every night (unless she is sick). She takes one 2 hour nap at about 1pm. We are really strict with bedtimes and nap times being consistent, which means we don't stay out late, or we get a sitter. We've never allowed children into our bed, and we don't give bottles/sippies overnight. We also read Dr. Weissbluth's sleep training book, which I think helped. It could just be good luck that both my girls are pretty good sleepers. My only advice is don't reward them for waking up by bringing them into bed with you, or giving them a bottle if you don't want to continue doing so. I know that's easier said then done when they get you up at 3am and all you want to do is go back to sleep!

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We've been struggling with this lately. I started the awful habit of putting her to bed with a bottle and now when she wakes up with no bottle and can't find her paci (yes, awful too) she cries until she gets another bottle. We're in the process of "ferberizing" her. Last night was the first night without the bottle and we just let her cry it out. They'll fall asleep eventually and if you do the same thing when they wake up in the middle of the night, they'll go back to sleep too.It sucks listening to crying but it doesn't take long before baby realizes that crying won't get you in the room anymore and they give it up. It's harder for me because I live with my mom and she's constantly undermining it. But we try.

Kari - posted on 02/14/2010

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Mama - don't worry, as you can see you are not alone. My son, 18 months, use to sttn and started teething, walking, talking and it all went downhill. He is now going back to just 1 wake up - around 3-5 a.m. and he comes to my bed til 8. While I would prefer all night again, this works too. I just want to let you know that I believe as do a lot of other people that sttn is a milestone, it's not learned or forced. I hope you steer away from cry it out methods because as you can see most have to be repeated and can take up to week to work again and in that time you are forcing your baby to cry alone in the dark not knowing why they are alone and crying. It gets better and this is just a small part of your life that's being knocked out of whack. In the meantime, www.kellymom.com has lots of helpful advice as well.

Kyle - posted on 02/12/2010

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My daughter sleeps from 8-8, with one 2-3 hour nap during the day. Such a blessing. I think if your baby wakes up routinely at 3 am, try going in there at 2:45 and taking care of your feeding or diaper or whatever before your baby asks for it, either with crying or calling out for you, etc. I think that way, they start trusting that you will be there for them and will wake them up if they need anything, rather than having to ask you for it. I'd do it for a week, then not go in and see if your baby wakes up. GOOD LUCK! A sleeping through the night baby is a joy and keeps the whole family happy and energized.

Stephanie - posted on 02/12/2010

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My son is 17 months old & he has been sleeping through the night for 14 months. I stuck with it.No MATTER how much I wanted to sleep with him I always put him in his crib for bed.

Caroline - posted on 02/12/2010

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She's sleeping from 7:40 to around 6:30. But sometime she's awake playing in her bed during 1 hour in the middle of the night. She never cry she's just playing with her doll and after she go back to sleep alone...

Tifani - posted on 02/11/2010

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I have to say it was a difficult task, ignoring the crying that would often start around 10:00pm, right as I was about to go to bed myself... I started doing that at about 16 1/2 months and she stopped waking within about 1 week, I will tell you what my little girl turns 18 months on the 2/19 and she sleeps through the night from about 6pm till 6am every night and still takes a good 1 1/2 hour nap everyday :)

Nicola - posted on 02/11/2010

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mine is 17 mths and he was sleeping 7 to 7 but a month ago something shifted and he started waking at night and up at 5.30!! We shifted his bedtime to 8pm and he now sleeps til 7.15am which is better but he still wakes a few times a night to be tucked in

Lynet - posted on 02/10/2010

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nope. he gets up at least twice a night and somewhere i think i went wrong because he will not go to sleep back by himself.... eek!

Angela - posted on 02/10/2010

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I breastfeed and co-sleep with my nearly 18 month old daughter who almost always sleeps from about 8:30/9pm to 7:30/8am and usually takes an average of an hour and a half nap in the middle of the day. She has some occasional night wakings like last night because of her new molars. In these cases a quick breastfeed is all she needs to get back to sleep.

I have thought about "night weaning" but it is not really an issue that I feel needs changing for now. I do want to make sure as much as possible that she knows that there are other resources of comfort in addition to the breast - such as me and her dad holding her lovingly and listening to her express herself (crying/raging/whatever needs to happen).

We are not big schedule/routine people and have been traveling (Australia-Brazil-America-Australia) for the last five months so I am amazed that things have settled so much in her internal rhythm.

She did not start sleeping through the night until about 14 months and wasn't really consistent until about a month ago. She was always a challenging baby to get to sleep and keep asleep but very gradually that has changed - though sometimes getting her to sleep can take awhile since she doesn't want to let go of her day :)

Erica - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son was sleeping all night, every night. Then he got sick and now he is up at least once wanting to be rocked and sung to.

We plan on breaking the habit this weekend again.

Tammy - posted on 02/08/2010

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My daughter is 18 months and has always slept throughout the night. Maybe a couple of times a month she would wake up, so I just cuddle her for 10 minutes or so and put her back in her crib and she sleeps.

Pam - posted on 02/08/2010

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Hmmm... I never heard that formula fed babies sleep better but perhaps you are correct. Both of my children were nursed until their first birthday. My daughter is worse than my son when it comes to sleeping through the night. She is a total different "bird" from my son. I have to watch every move she makes as she can't be trusted. We started Friday night with letting her cry it out and boy does she scream. I go in and sit in the rocking chair so she knows I'm there for comfort. I also check to make sure she doesn't have a dirty diaper and everything else is fine. I think just knowing I'm there is helping. I'm up on average though about 1 1/2 hours so far each night since Friday. Wish me luck that tonight will be less:)

Zoe - posted on 02/08/2010

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my sons 17 months and has been a really good sleeper from the start, stopped having a night feed around 3 months old, and now goes to sleep around 7.30pm and doesnt wake up till around 9am plus a nap during the day. my son wasnt able to breast feed tho so i have been told bottle-feed babies sleep better. hope that helps...

Zoe - posted on 02/08/2010

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my sons 17 months and has been a really good sleeper from the start, stopped having a night feed around 3 months old, and now goes to sleep around 7.30pm and doesnt wake up till around 9am plus a nap during the day. my son wasnt able to breast feed tho so i have been told bottle-feed babies sleep better. hope that helps...

Missy - posted on 02/06/2010

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i don't want anyone to hate me for this but Tyler ( now 18 months) has been sleeping through the night since 5 weeks old. If we ask him if it is bedtime he turns off the tv and runs to his crib giggling.

Marie - posted on 02/06/2010

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my son is 17months old, he goes to bed between 6 and 7 and that is him till the next morning between 6 and 7 if im lucky he sleeps til 8.30ish. if he is teething he wakes through the night though. only 3 more teeth yeah

Marie - posted on 02/06/2010

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my son is 17months old, he goes to bed between 6 and 7 and that is him till the next morning between 6 and 7 if im lucky he sleeps til 8.30ish. if he is teething he wakes through the night though. only 3 more teeth yeah

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2010

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I wish but no my son still wakes up 1 - 2 per night and usually spends 1 hours during his sleep tossing/turning/moaning. This makes getting up for work in the morning tough. We have a bedtime routine but he always seems to get hungry again around 4 a.m.

Danielle - posted on 02/05/2010

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yeah, right! My son still wakes up 2-4 times a night! i think it has a lot to do with the nursing though. im trying to ween and get him on a program, but it's not going so well. He's so used to waking up and wants the comfort that I feel like a walking zombie most of the time.

Stephanie - posted on 02/03/2010

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Hello..I am so sorry that you are having these problems. Does your little one wake up for any particular reason? For example, does she need milk to fall back asleep or does she just wake up for your attention? Are you still breastfeeding her? My daughter is 17 1/2 months old. I have been very fortunate in that she she been sleeping through the night since she was about 3-4 months old. Her bedtime is around 8 pm and she sleeps until about 7:30 or 8:00 am. She takes one afternoon nap during the day - usually for about 2.5 to 3.0 hours .

Keren - posted on 02/03/2010

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Mine has been sleeping through the night only since 13 or 14 months... everyone told me to leave him to cry etc etc but I spoke to a nurse who told me to ignore them and do what I felt was right so I decided to let him do it in his own time... one week later he slept through on his own and no problems since!!!

Malesi - posted on 02/03/2010

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my lil girl sleeps through the night..it was a very long and hard road before we got to this stage!! but i think my husband put the fear of God in her when she got a telling off for playing around the room at bed time! so now she sleeps through from 9-9a.m i love it cos my stress lines under my eyes are almost gone! and she has more discipline with herself where i have encouraged her to think as a big girl so she goes to bed by herself...

Katherine - posted on 02/03/2010

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Hi Jillian - for me this is a tricky subject. My first child (who is now almost 5 years old) didn't start to sleep through the night until she was 3!!! We now have twin boys that are 17 months and they both are the best sleepers!!! The only thing we did different this time around is let they cry a little. but that happened early on - maybe 6-9 months, when i was still nursing them both. (which i never did at the same time - so one baby would cry himself to sleep) I would say now, they sleep 12 hour nights straight through 4-5 times a week. if they do wake up we cuddle for a bit and then back to the crib! Now with our daughter nothing worked! everything we read in books about this topic never worked! Best of luck!

Atsuko - posted on 02/02/2010

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my daughter sleeps through the night since she moved to her own bedroom when she's 10 months. She goes to the room about 8:30 - 9:00 and sometime she's playing (in the dark) for a while (usually about an hour...) but goes to sleep (on the bed) by herself. She gets up between 8:30 - 9:00 am.

Denise - posted on 02/02/2010

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my son doesnt sleep thru the night some nights he does and then some he wakes up and wants his sippy cup some nights he wants it twice if anyone has any suggestion on how to take the sippy cup away and at wat age he is 17 months at the moment please help

Pam - posted on 02/02/2010

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I agree she knows she has us wrapped around her little finger. We are going to start this weekend (Friday) with letting her cry it out so the lack of sleep will be on the weekend rather than when we have to go to work the next day. Wish me luck. We will need it:)

Aimee - posted on 02/01/2010

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my daughter goes to bed between 7 and 7:30 and doesn't wake up till between 8 and 9. She probably knows you will go and get her when she cries in the middle of the night its routine now to her (so I've heard). Don't give in,let her cry!!

Pam - posted on 01/25/2010

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No luck here either. Our little girl will be 18 months here in a few weeks. She goes to bed around 7 p.m. every night and is up anywhere between 9:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. A few nights in a row she was up around 3 a.m. We were like how awesome. I let her cry one night for an hour and could hardly take it. She was not planning on giving up anytime soon either. I'm to the point of thinking she'll never sleep through the night...

Nicole - posted on 01/24/2010

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Tommy has been sleeping through the night for a good while now, but I swear, it was just luck. I'm not a big cry it out advocate... he just really did it at about 6 months, but got up early then. Now it's a good 12 or 13 hours at night. I wish I had a great recipe to convey...

Karen - posted on 01/23/2010

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HA - what is sleeping through the night? Haven't seen that! My daughter is 17 months and she takes an evening NAP between 6:30 and 7:30 and wakes up around 11 or so and then back to bed at 1:30 am then up at 4 or 5. She doesn't require sleep. She takes many mini naps. She will sleep in the daytime around 1 for two hours or less then she sleeps in the evening then wakes up that early and back down for a nap. She doesn't have a schedule at all. Thank goodness I don't work, I would be dead and the babysitter would hate me. But it's ok, I am sure she will develop a schedule at some point. But she thinks that she is missing something if she sleeps. She just doesn't need a lot of sleep, she is good to go on just three or four hours each time. So I deal with it and just go on her schedule and nap sometimes when she does to be able to have energy when she is up. (P.S. I have tried to keep her up til later in the evening and put her to bed at a normal hour and that just doesn't work. She won't stay asleep it just throws her off more. So I just do mini naps!)

Pamela - posted on 01/23/2010

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my son (Aug. 28) slept from 8-4 ONE TIME about 6 weeks ago. Most nights, he goes to bed around 8:30, wakes up at 11 and again every 1-2 hours all night long.



ALL NIGHT LONG. I'm tired, needless to day.

Amanda - posted on 01/23/2010

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My little guy has been sleeping through the night since he was 4months. I guess im just lucky. my doctor told us that unless he needs anything like a diaper change or feeding at the time or medicine to let them cry it out. its hard at first but it does work.

Rachele - posted on 01/22/2010

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My almost 18mth old started sleeping right through at about 3-4 months and then at 8mths he started waking every night and it took 2-3 hours for us to get him back to sleep. It was very hard. Then all of a sudden after his 1st birthday he started sleeping all night again. Occasionally he will wake in the night but it isn't as bad as it use to be.

Alison - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hi, My 2 are 3yrs old and 17 months. I might get A few nights where sleeping through the night. With my 17 month old it took a while to get her settled to bed time. But i do have 1 or 2 nights where she wakes.I had to cut her nap in the day to 1 hour or 1& half hours. any longer and i would not be able to get her to sleep at night. But she goes down 8 8:30 and wakes about 9 ,10.

Thandiwe - posted on 01/21/2010

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My daughter doesn't sleep throughout the night. She wakes up 2 to 3 times a night and is up by 7 in the morning. She takes a nap @ 11 and another 1 around 5. I tried keeping her awake from the second nap but I don't have the heart to see her fussing because she's sleepy! I also tried putting her down for a second nap around 3 but she just wont settle down.

Rebecca - posted on 01/21/2010

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Well our daughter Hannah has slept good even in the hospital. While I was breastfeeding she woke maybe once in the night. Once I was done she pretty much got herself on her own bed time. Most nights she is ready for bed by 10 to 10:30 at night then will sleep till around 9 in the morning. Every now and again she will wake up any where from 1am - 4am. I will go in and bring her to the living room change her diper and then sit with her and rock her. She will some times fight it. But I would have to say that my husband I are very lucky to have such a happy little girl.

Trisha - posted on 01/21/2010

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Sleeping here is an issue. She doesn't sleep well usually. Up and down all night. Takes naps during the day thankfully or I would never get any sleep! Right now, its teething... so that doesn't help. She has never slept all night. Never. So you aren't the only one!

Natalie - posted on 01/21/2010

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Thanks guys I will try and use a lamp and maybe some soothin music Ill let u know how I get on, wish me luck!!!

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