Should I wake them?

Claudia - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )




I'm trying to help my 3 month old babies to develop their sleeping patterns but is it ok for them to sleep the whole night without any feeding?


Renae - posted on 02/14/2010




YES YES YES! Absolutely do not wake a sleeping baby to feed. They will wake if they are hungry. Some lucky mums have bubs who sleep through the entire night very early, LUCKY YOU! It simply means your babies are getting enough during the day to not need to feed at night.


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Roxanne - posted on 09/01/2013




at this age they will sleep when they are tried and its hard to put them into a routine nd yes totally fine sleeping all night with out feeding my first slept at least 11 hours every night without a feed in between was great just enjoy the sleep while it lasts :)

Julie - posted on 02/16/2010




I think thats great! Baby will wake up when hungry. I have a 20 month old and she was sleeping through the night at 6 weeks almost. Now I have a 5 week old boy and he is feeding every 3 hours at night so hoping he will get into that routine too...LUCKY YOU

Carol - posted on 02/14/2010




I agree, if the baby sleeps means she/he is not hungry. Feed them well before sleep time and rest while you can!

Melissa - posted on 02/14/2010




If they are doing it on their own then yes, it means their body is storing the energy it needs for a good nights sleep and that their organs are working properly. My dr. said at 4 months for us to stop feeding through the night because our son was sleeping through the night occasionally. After cutting out mid-night feedings all together he was sleeping through the night regularly.

Nikki - posted on 02/14/2010




My slept through the night @ 4 weeks , never once did I wake him, he eats alot during the day and is in the 100th percentile in height and weight for his age, @ 8 months. If a baby is hungry they will wake up to eat... as the saying goes " Don't wake a sleeping baby"

Jess - posted on 02/14/2010




Im a big believer in the phrase.... don't wake a sleeping baby. But having said that, I know from my experience my daughter would have slept through from a very young age, but she was too small to do this safely.

I would have to wake her every 3 hours for 3 months to feed her because she was only 4pounds at birth. She is now 6 months old and still wears NB sized clothes.

If your twins (im pressuming) are a good weight then I can't see a problem with letting them get as many Zzzz's as possible, after all they sleep, you sleep !!!

Krystal - posted on 02/14/2010




if your babies want to sleep through the night then let them if they are not waking up they are ready to not have a bottle in the night, my son was sleeping through the night at 2 weeks old as long as they are getting what they need during the day then i dont see the point in waking them. if they are not waking they cant be hungry. my sons 9 months old now and still sleeps through the night. best wishes:)

Cassie - posted on 02/14/2010




It is only necessary to wake your baby through the night for the first few weeks of life. Once the dr tells you that your baby is gaining weight well, you can allow your child to sleep for longer stretches.

At 3 months, I would let your babies sleep as long as they will. Waking them will only create a situation in which they naturally wake themselves more often out of habit. Just make sure that they are gaining weight and have plenty of wet diapers.

Mylene - posted on 02/14/2010




My little girl would wake up every 3-4 hours at that age to feed. She was bf and they digest breastmilk a lot faster than formula. But that is my baby. If your baby sleeps well through the night... Lucky you! I envy you. Don't worry. Baby will wake up to feed when they are hungry. BTW my little girl has been sleeping through since I started her on cereal and baby food at 4 and a half months.

Jane - posted on 02/14/2010




Well all I can do is speak for me, and by the time my little man was 3 months old he was sleeping through the night at @ 12 hours, so I never woke him. I always thought, well he will wake up if he's hungry and pretty much he has had the same sleeping pattern ever since ( hes now 10 months old).

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