Sleeping Through The Night

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Damiens Mom - March 23

Hi Ladies, I'm just wondering when your babies started sleeping through the night.My son is almost 7 months old and still wakes up every 2-3 hrs.I'm nursing him and we co-sleep.Are any of you experiencing the same thing?


layney - March 23

honestly? i think that any cosleeping, nursing baby next to momma is just going to keep waking up to nurse themselves back to sleep. my dd was 11 months old, sleeping with us, and STILL not sleeping thru the night because she'd wake up a bit and it was just enough to remind herself that i was there and mommy's warm milk would put her back to sleep. now with my son, it's the same thing... (but i love it!!!)


jg - March 23

My boy slept through from about 3 months. He still had a 3am feed up until then, but after that he dropped the 3am feed and he went down for the night at the same time, and his sleep stretched out longer and longer. He now sleeps from about 8pm to 7-8am. He has slept in his own room since 2 weeks at which time we used the cry it out method which was hard, but worked a treat!


Erin1979 - March 23

I nursed my daughter until she was 4 months. She started sleeping through the night at about 12 weeks off and on. We did not co-sleep though. We switched her to formula and she has slept through the night since 5 months very consistantly. I agree with layney, babies who have it "ready" at all times, may take longer to sleep through the night. I guess when you co-sleep, that's a consideration to make....


HANNAHs Mom - March 23

Hi Damiens Mom---I am in the same boat as you. I am a b___stfeeding co-sleeper too and my 7-month dd still wakes up twice in the night to nurse....they should be (according to my ped) sleeping through the night, especially once solids have been introduced. I do have a crib set-up right next to my bed so today I was planning on tackling the chore of clearing out all the clothes in it (looks like a laundry basket!) so my dd can begin sleeping in it. I do believe co-sleeping contributes to the waking up at night...easy access! My first dd slept with us until she was around ?? 17 months and loved to wake up to nurse too.


Heidi - March 23

Yep I'm seeing a pattern here! Emma gets solids twice a day now and I nurse her to sleep so there's no reason she should be hungry but still wakes 2-3 times a night to nurse and she does it long enough to put herself back to sleep! Little stinker is just playing me I think. She's 5 months old. A couple times she slept through the night in her crib. I'm going to just have to be more consistant in keeping her in her crib. I need my sleep!


erin - March 23

I never co-slept and my son is a b___stfed baby. He has been sleeping through the night since 2.5 months. Gradually the hours got longer and longer that he would sleep through. Now at 7+ months, he sleeps 11-12 hrs straight at his own crib.


MJM - March 23

My son has been sleeping through the night ever since he was about 3 wks. From 3wks until 6wks he would only wake at 2am and go back to sleep until 5ish. From 6 wks until now he goes to bed at 7:30ish and does not wake until 5:30, drinks a few oz and then off to sleep until 7:30. He is now only 11 wks. but I do not nurse and he has been in his crib in his own room ever since he was born. Maybe that is why?


Bellas Mom - March 23

I also nurse my baby and she sleeps between 6-9 hours a night and she's 3 months. She sleeps in a ba__sinet next to me.


Nerdy Girl - March 23

My son is 4 months old, and a few days a week we get an 11 hour stretch out of him, from 7pm to 6am. However, the other days of the week he is still waking up for a middle of the night feed, usually around 3am. He will be starting solids soon, and I hope that forces his schedule to be a little more firm.


J.J. - March 24

My son is 4 1/2 mos...starting sleeping through around 8-10 weeks. We followed regimented sked in a book called 'the contented little baby' which helped alot. We're no longer so regimented, but still put him down around 7 p.m.; offer him a bottle at 10 p.m.; then he goes til about 6-7 a.m. Overall, he sleeps very soundly.



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