when do babies start sleeping thought the night..

User - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




my son is 5 wks and wakes every 2 and a half hours even at night does anyone know when babies start sleeping longer at night.


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I would say the average is 2-4 months, depending on the child. Formula fed babies usually do it faster than breast fed since the breast milk is digested SO quickly. Don't worry Christine, you will sleep a full night again! It just takes a little time. Cherish these moments though because they grow up way too quickly!


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Elisabeth - posted on 10/09/2009




that is up to the baby....my son wakes up twice a night....he is 7 weeks.....

Ivona - posted on 10/09/2009




my son started sleeping all night when he was 2 and a half months old.I stopped giving him a bottle that was around eleven o'clock and instead of a milk I gave him a tea or water,he was waking for some 3 nights and than started to sleep all night.Now he is almost 2 years old.But it all depends of a baby...

Eva - posted on 10/09/2009




our son started to wake up only once a night after the first three months . . .
after half a year he made it all through the night
good luck

Jules - posted on 10/09/2009




It realy depends on the child, You will find that once he starts staying awake longer during the day he will sleep longer at night. If he crys once he has finished his bottle you can try feeding him a little bit more, That will also lengthen the time he sleeps. Tyler was 5months when he started sleeping through the night, Ryan was sleeping through as soon as I got him home from the hospital, Abbey was bout 3 months n Nick was2 1/2 months. But all mine were waking up every 4 hours for a feed, The midwife told me to wake them every 2 - 3 hours but the nurs said why wake a sleeping baby n if they are hungry feed them. Try holding him off for a feed, I mean change his bottom first, give him a bath, even try stnding n rocking him while singing. That way he'll be a bit more hungry n he'll want a bit more of a feed wich means it will be a bit longer before he'll want another feed. My midwife that I go to now told me that one, she has children herself. Then as he gets older try keeping him awake just a bit longer during the day. He'll soon work it out.

Sarah - posted on 10/08/2009




Well that entirely depends on the baby. One of my friends' kids started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks, and another one of my friends' kids didn't sleep through the night until he was almost 2. For my own son, he started sleeping through the night at about 4 months. And what I noticed really helped was to have a consistant bedtime routine. It gets them in the mind frame that "okay this is what I do before bed...It's time to sleep." Once I did that, he was sleeping about 12 hours a night within a week of me establishing his routine.

I also made sure I gave him a bottle for his bedtime feeding so I was sure he has a nice full tummy before putting him down. That way you can be sure he has a good meal before bed. I know it's tempting but don't give him any cereal in his bottle, as his digestive system won't be able to break it down yet.

Hope that helps!

Brandy - posted on 10/08/2009




My daughter was breastfed and fed every 2 and a half hours for the first 3 months, then went to every 3 hours during the day and 4-5 during the night. But some moms who breastfed had babies who slept 6-7 hours from a few weeks old. It all depends on your baby. If you are breastfeeding, don't give up. I know you are tired, but this is so awesome for your baby and you won't regret it.

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