how long usually baby sleep at night

Yeni - posted on 08/17/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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i;m still had a problem with my baby sleeping...coz till now she couldn't sleep as well like baby do...
i already change unusuall things as doctor said from give her dinner 1-2 hours before sleep..turn off all light etc
but still..she woke up every night at 2-3 am..and i gave her bottle of milk..then she fall asleep n continue slept at least 2-3 hours before woke up in morning...
does any mom have an idea whats the things that might be make my baby could sleep well ??
i;m very appreciated..thnx a lot

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Kristina - posted on 08/19/2011

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You should, and I hope it works for you too!! I guess the only thing i could think of is to shorten nursing time gradually. And stay awake momma so you can do that ;p when i was nursing i had to have my comp screen open to keep me awake. when they get older, and start to have solids, they're more waking up out of habit then the need to feed.

Kristina - posted on 08/19/2011

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Hello! I had the same problem with my son until about 7 months...then i just physically couldn't take it anymore! I did alot of research on sleep methods and decided on the 5,10,15 minute technique. Lay baby down at her normal bedtime, example:9:00pm. If she starts to cry as you leave the room, wait 5 minutes before going in to check on her. (At 9:05) Go into her room, give her the paci back, if she takes one, pat her, but do NOT pick her up. Then when you leave the room, check the time. If she starts crying, wait ten more minutes from that time. Go in, check, leave. Then wait 15 mins. If it takes longer then that, you just keep going in at 15 minute intervals. Secondly, i got rid of the night wakings/feedings but emliminating them one by one, i would first give baby only 4 oz rather then a full bottle, then a couple of nights later, i would just do the 5,10,15 on that feeding and soon enough it disappeared. My baby took to the technique in one night, you will sleep again!!! :)

Alicia - posted on 08/19/2011

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yeah the milk and bottle may just not be enough food anymore. at 12 months my daughter was off the bottle, and off formula. im assuming because she ate solids she was more full longer and thats why she sleeps about 12 hours.

Suze - posted on 08/19/2011

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Well, first, you didn't happen to mention the age of the baby. New borns and young babies feed more often, waking, eating, diaper change and sleeping and so on. And older baby may be waking because she's ready for solid food. An older baby may be waking because she's realizing she's alone. Not to mention, each and every baby is different. My dream child - the first born - slept thru the night within a week. His sister? Six months later, I was long ago a walking zombie because she didn't sleep, and her brother woke up early.

One last thing - also make sure you're not sick yourself. My youngest had 'colic,' which turned out to actually be me with an uncaught infection. (nursing) Once I was treated appropriately and got well, she slept without 'colic.' Plus, if you are nursing, check the foods your eating during the day, as they do affect your milk. Laleche League was a wonderful support group for me as a young mom.

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

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I think at 4-5 months they get very alert. So they think sleeping is a joke.

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Yeni - posted on 08/22/2011

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melissa..oo i see...okay let me try it tonite...hopefully thats work..thnx for share

Melissa - posted on 08/22/2011

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I think she is just waking out of habit. I would try to ingore her for a few minutes to see if she settles back to sleep. If she doesn't bring her in to lay with you but don't give her a bottle as to try to break her of that habit. My son does that sometimes at 5am we did what I suggested to you and now he always settles down on his own within 2-3mins.

Yeni - posted on 08/22/2011

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thnx for all comment that might be helping me to solve the problem...i just wonder she doesnt sleep through the night made me like a zombie mom...or might be when i was pregnant couldnt slept all night long..so she couldnt too.. :(

Tiffiny - posted on 08/22/2011

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My first child didn't sleep through the night until he was 5 yrs old. It was very challenging and it turned out some of the problem was he was lactose intolerant, but I think some babies just don't sleep well and you just have to deal with it. He slept better when he was near us so we kept his bed near ours so he could reach out and touch us in the night. That seemed to help the most and he still is a very hands-on child. Sorry that doesn't help much - good luck!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/19/2011

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Kristina I might try that myself. The biggest issue though is I breast feed espcially at night and then fall asleep while feeding her. So I don't know how the night feedings would work for me

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/19/2011

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I've tried everything with my 5 month old and she still doesn't sleep through the night. Yeni, you may just have one of those babies. Good luck though.

Yeni - posted on 08/19/2011

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nicole...wow..that's really nice..i hope my baby doing like that soon..
alicia..yeah..i try to take off the bottle n formula tonight,,just gave her whole milk on trainng cup..n she;s ok...but i hope she fall asleep till morning..

Nicole - posted on 08/19/2011

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Once I put Carson on a bedtime routine, he started to sleep better throughout the night! He's 6 months old & he sleeps through the night now. (From 7pm to 7am.)
But at 6:30 I usually give him a bath, massage, story & bottle & then I put him in his crib & he plays for 5 - 15 minutes & falls asleep. :)

Yeni - posted on 08/18/2011

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@katherine...after got dinner i gave her like pudding/jello...n then gave her bottle of milk at 9 pm at least 100ml..n she fall aslept at 10pm always..
better gave her just water u think n put on traning cup??

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

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Logan would wake up at 4am wide awake and lie in the cot going HOOO HOOOO when he got to that age.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/17/2011

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Emma I know! I can't even use my cover anymore when I feed her. But when I don't have it she gets distracted

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/17/2011

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My baby girl is 5 months old and I keep hearing all these other mom's of 5 month olds saying their kid sleeps through the night. My baby acts like she's allergic to sleep. Last Friday she slept for 10hrs and now my husband and I are trying really hard to recreate that night! So my heart goes out to you.

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

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My kid still woke through the night until then, actually he's 18 months and still sometimes wakes up. We just don't go in or we just go in and cover him up and tell him he's ok then walk out.

Katherine - posted on 08/17/2011

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Do you give her a snack before bed? She shouldn't be taking bottles anymore it's really bad for her teeth.
I would just put water in it. Maybe that will deter her.

I remember my daughter waking up like that too at that age. She could be having bad dreams. Like I said she could be hungry too.

Yeni - posted on 08/17/2011

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oo..sorry i;m forget to write down...now my baby turn on 15 months old..she sleeping as long as 3-4 hours..

Alicia - posted on 08/17/2011

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the first question is probably how old is your baby. up until my daughter was 6 months she was waking 5 times a night. at about 9 months she was only waking up once. and by 12 months she was sleeping 8-12 hours. every baby is different, but if theyre hungry theyre gonna wake up no matter what you do. good luck!

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