When Did Your Lo Start Sleeping Through The Night

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JessC531 - November 21

Just curious... My dd is 3.5 months old, and is still waking up a lot at night. A few months ago she slept 8 - 10 hours for about a week, but since then those stretches have been getting shorter and shorter. Now she's down to about every 3 hours at night. Sometimes 2!! I'm hoping when we start her on solids she'll start sleeping better. When did your lo start sleeping through the night?

 

excited2bemama - November 21

Solids have nothing to do with it.... depends what you mean by sleeping through the night. Books say that sleeping through the night is defined by 6 or more hours. My lo did that from birth. At 5 months she did a 10-12 hour stretch for a few weeks and then back to every couple of hours... Now at almost 6 months she is sleeping 10-12 hours at a time at night(without feeding) just keep in mind that babies constantly chang etheir slepe pattern. SO just when you get to enjoy the long stretches a night something triggers them to wake up every few hours again!!! SO my lo does it on and off.

 

Cathy2 - November 21

My daughter has slespt 4-5 hour stretches through the night sonce birth. She is now 9 weeks old and sleep for 8 hour without feeding. But every baby id different and I'm sure they change their sleeping habits as they grow and go in and out of various stages. I ahve heard however that starting solids often causes disruption to their sleep patterns as it is hard on their digestive systems causing increased intestinal activity and gas throughout the night.

 

JessC531 - November 21

Well, she's waking up hungry, so I thought maybe the solids would fill her up more. She is exclusively b___stfed now, and I know that means she needs to eat more often. When we mentioned that she's not sleeping anymore to the pedi, he said not to worry because she'd be starting solids in a few weeks... I'm staying hopeful that it will help her. :)

 

chrissi79 - November 21

Oh dear, my DD didn't sleep thru the night until 5.5 months for the first time, but she's almost 10 months and JUST started to on a more regular basis...

 

Cathy2 - November 21

Just FYI, my daughter is also exclusively b___stfed. I think it just varies from baby to baby. I mean as adults we are all so different from one another, why would our babies be anything alike? : )

 

excited2bemama - November 21

lol.. my baby is exclusively b___stfed too and she sleeps longs stretches.. it just depends on the baby. some are great sleepers and some aren't

 

lin7604 - November 21

it's so true that every baby is different, so sleep great right from teh start and others have to be taught! You hear if they are over 13 lbs, solids, etc but it never made a difference withmy ds. He was a big baby, which he was hungry more often. He was 18 lbs at 3 months and he didn't start sleeping through till 6months. He had to be taught how to nap too as he was the worst sleeper in general. NOw at 12.5 month he sleeps very well, still will have an occasional night wake if up too late or missed a nap but over all it finally is good. The nap thing didn't smooth itself over till 8 months or so. don't get discouraged, as their sleep will vary especially during growth spurts, milestones, etc.

 

lin7604 - November 21

oh i should add my ds was up every 2-3 hrs till probally the 6th month. He once in a while had a 4 or 5 hr spurt but not all the time.

 

JessC531 - November 21

I was doing some reading about starting solids and sleeping... You guys are right. It won't help. But I also read that sometimes bf babies wake up to nurse for the comfort and not the food. It's a lot easier to get up in the night with dd if I think of it that way, instead of worrying about what I'm doing wrong during the day that makes her get up at night. Now I can just think that she misses her mommy, and then I won't mind cuddling with her while she eats. :)

 

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