At what age did your baby start sleeping through the night?

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  1. nessafay profile image74
    nessafayposted 7 years ago

    At what age did your baby start sleeping through the night?

    Was he/she breastfed or bottle fed? What time did you put him/her to bed? What time did they wake up in the morning?

  2. mama_em profile image61
    mama_emposted 7 years ago

    A lot of my girlfriends hate me for this but our baby has always slept through the night. She was breastfed and at first she would sleep on an off all day in 2-4 hour increments but around 8 pm she would want to feed and feed and feed (I'm talking 1.5 hours) and she would sleep 8-10 hours. She is now just about a year old and sleeps 11-13 hours per night starting at about 7:30 pm. We followed the principals from the book Babywise when she was a newborn, cycles of: eat, diaper change, play, nap, all day until bedtime.

  3. Monisajda profile image71
    Monisajdaposted 7 years ago

    My older one at age of 3 years and younger one still wakes up occasionally at night and she is 4. Good luck!

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    Giselle Maineposted 7 years ago

    My oldest one at 2 and half months, my youngest at 3 and a half months. 

    I started off with a combo of breastfeeding and formula for the first 1-2 months, then switched to formula only after that because I was having trouble with breastfeeding.  In both cases, when they started sleeping through the night it was from about 9:30 or 10:00pm until about 6:30am.  After about 4-5 months old they settled into a longer sleeping routine of about 8:00pm until 7:00am. 

    They had very different 'sleep personalities' though, my older would only wake to feed and then go straight back to sleep, the younger needed more soothing and holding after each feed to get him back to sleep.  In both cases I always did diaper change right before feeding at each night-time wake-up, it meant that after the feed I could just put them back to bed or cuddle and soothe them without needing to get them all 'active' again for a diaper change.

  5. ThePracticalMommy profile image96
    ThePracticalMommyposted 7 years ago

    My son slept through the night at about 2 months. He was both breast and bottle fed. My daughter slept through the night at 3 1/2 months. She was bottle fed.

    Both were put to bed around 9-9:30. Once sleeping through the night began, they would wake around 7-7:30.

    My son is going to be three in June and still occasionally wakes in the middle of the night, as does my daughter who is now 5 months. Once you have children, you can pretty much kiss sleep as you knew it before being a mom good-bye!
    Lots of luck!

  6. minesgm profile image79
    minesgmposted 7 years ago

    when she's a year old. I notice she is starting to sleep 10-12 hrs. But when she was younger she keep waking up in the middle of the night and sometimes at dawn as her father working night shift and seems she's awake when he got home.

  7. your cybersister profile image59
    your cybersisterposted 7 years ago

    I have three sons who are now 31, 20 , and 18 years old.  Every one of them was 9 months old before they slept through the night.   I would put them to bed at 10pm and they wouldn't make it past 2am.  I was so sleep deprived!  They were all fussy eaters and I think they were waking up during the night because they were hungry again.  I tried to get them to eat and drink more during the day with no luck.  Now they are all bottomless pits, of course.

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    MaryAnnSartorisposted 7 years ago

    I have 4 children.  My oldest started sleeping all at 8 weeks.  My second child started sleeping all night at 2 years!  I bottle fed my first and breast fed my second.  My 3rd child didn't start sleeping all night consistently until he was almost 3 and my youngest was disabled and never did sleep all night.  The most he every slept was 5 hours in a row.

  9. Miss Paula profile image39
    Miss Paulaposted 7 years ago

    They both slept all night from the beginning, I never had a problem with them not sleeping.

  10. profile image46
    beckysewardposted 7 years ago

    He's 3 1/2 I'm still waiting.  My Pediatrician keeps telling me some kids never do.  Sorry.

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    sberlangaposted 7 years ago

    My breastfed baby started sleeping through the night at 4 1/2 months.  He would go to bed somewhere around 7:30 pm and would wake around 7 am, give or take a little.  Here's my story: … n-His-Crib

  12. Venessa1 profile image46
    Venessa1posted 7 years ago

    My baby is almost three months and has just started sleeping from 10:30 pm to 6:00 am. Every baby is different, but try to get them in a routine every night and they should follow suit.

  13. 150Ideas profile image60
    150Ideasposted 7 years ago

    Age 16. Now he sleeps through the day too!  Sorry to tell you this, but you won't get a full night yourself until they grow up and move out!  But it is well worth every minute of lost sleep.

  14. bethperry profile image93
    bethperryposted 7 years ago

    With my kids it was generally 4-10 months. Except for our youngest, he slept all night through until he was about five months.

  15. lmarsh1203 profile image62
    lmarsh1203posted 7 years ago

    My first baby didn't sleep through the night until she was like 5 months old. And my second slept through the night when she was 2 months old. I think it really depends on how much they weigh. My first baby was really small. She didn't weigh 12 pounds until she was like 5 months old. Once she got that amount of weight on she started to sleep better.


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