Whose Child Has NEVER Slept Through The Night

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iemc19 - February 29

Come on there must be some out there!!! I refuse to believe that I'm such a bad mother that I've instilled bad habits in all 4 of my kids...;-) Not one of them slept through the night until they were at least 18 months old...and sometimes older!! Surely there are babies/tots out there who are just like mine and don't need or want to???? .........Please?????


baby-love - February 29

Only have two but the oldest started sleeping through the night maybe somewhere around 15 months and my youngest is around 15 months and still waking once during the night...so you're not alone! :)


kimberly - February 29

I have 3 and neither one of my boys ever slept through the night. But, my dd is 6 months old and she is mostly sleeping through the night. She goes to bed about 9:00 and wakes about 5:00 for a bottle and then is back to sleep until about 6:30. You are not a bad mother some babies just won't sleep good at night. I tried everything with my boys and they just never would.


iemc19 - February 29

I gave up beating myself up over it with child no3, my 4th is 1 in a couple of weeks and he stirs at least once through the night - which I have no problem with...I sleep the minute my head hits the pillow...But his wee trick just now is to not stay asleep in the evening...I can put him down at about 8pm - and he'll pop awake max 45 mins later! Generally he'll do this 2/3/4 times until 11pm at which point he snuggles down for a deeper sleep! Nothing works to kick this habit...he does go right back to sleep...but its a pain trooping up and down the stairs every night, in what is effectively 'my time'! Keeping him up later/earlier makes no difference....I know he will outgrow this stupid phase - don't they alwasy! - But every now and again a wee gripe about it helps to keep the sanity in the house!


iemc19 - February 29

Oh and I definately think boys are worse than girls - 3 boys/1 girl...she was harder to get to sleep but at least she slept!!!


gurinsa - February 29

My daughter has NEVER slept through the night. She is 8 months old and people DO make me feel like somethings wrong. We have tried cry-it-out and she literally has cried for over 2 hours so we will never do it again. She will sleep through when she's ready..so grateful there are others out there!


Mrs.Ireland - February 29

I am so glad that iemc19 asked this quesiton. My dd is 7 months and she slept maybe a week from like 9-5 and that was when she was like 4 months, NOW, nope, she's up. Actually she just off done with having croup about 3weeks ago and I was afraid to have her in her crib so she's been sleeping with us and she hasn't and woke go back, but anyways, she doesn't even sleep through the night when sleeps with us. I just don't think she's a sleeping baby. She's VERY, very happy all the time and just little cat naps help her during the day. This is my first.


TiffanyRae - February 29

we are in the same boat as everyone! our DS is six n half months and has never slept through the night. in fact he still gets up twice. he goes to sleep around eight/eight thirty and falls asleep great...then around one he wakes up and needs a bottle. he eats a full eight ounce bottle and then wakes up again around four. stays up for about thirty minutes and bam out again. wakes up for the day around seven. i have tried EVERYTHING to get him to stay asleep. he is just not a sleeper. up until a few weeks ago even his naps were twenty minutes here....twenty minutes there. arg. oh well thats life!


ginger6363 - February 29

While I'd love for my dd to sleep through, I think that some babies wont or just cant sleep through the night, and we shouldn't beat ourselves up about it. My dd is 6 months goes to bed around 7:30 PM wakes for a bottle around 12 AM and then is up at 6 AM. For us, this is a great schedule, considering how often she used to be up!


jen327 - March 1

My DS is 7 months old and has never slept more then 3 hours, he wakes up every 3 hours through the night to eat. I love it, we co sleep and I find it so rewarding that he wants to wake up and bond. His Pediatrician said he was too old to need to eat at night so I should let him cry. I was offended. I work and he eats 2 bottles while I am gone during the day. He will stretch his bottles out to be like 5 hours apart. I think he does this because he LOVES to b___st feed and he would much rather b___st feed then have a bottle. Personally for me, I don't mind at all. I think if it is a special thing for him to b___st feed every 3 hours there could be worse things. But I think it doesnt bother me because we co sleep so Ijust roll over, hook him up and fall bas asleep. It is only moments like now where I wake up and get on the computer he he he. They grow up so fast and I just love the extra kiss and hugs I get at 5 am. I think I owuld honestly miss him if he slept 8 hours, or hell 5 hours would be so long. And really I am not tired at all, my body has totally adjusted. So that is my 2 cents.


yumymumy - March 2

my son was a light sleeper. at new born he was up every hour during the night. at 8 or 9 weeks old he started sleeping from 9pm till 6amthen as soon as he was around 3 n half months old, teething pain came along and he didnt actualy cut any teeth till he was 5 months old so i was up everynight. he didnt sleep through again till he was 13 months!


Mariefe - March 2

My dd is now 4 months old. She sleeps around 9pm and wakes up between 1-2 am for milk. The moment i give her milk, she'll just continue to sleep until 6am. In the day she gets to nap for 2 to 2.5 hours in the morning and again in the afternoon..


Nerdy_Girl_10242006 - March 2

My 6 month old isn't and hasn't ever slept through the night. She wakes up every 30min-2 hours. But more around every hour to eat. She gets lazy and falls asleep but wakes up hungry again. So I wonder if she is going to evertually sleep longer or not. I would kill for her to wake up just twice lol


Malica - March 3

Even as adults there are light and heavy sleepers. I think it's inherited and there isn't much that can be done about it.


iemc19 - March 3

Do you know Malica - that has never crossed my mind before!! Maybe! I'm a light sleeper - but then what mum isn't? I can feel the air change as bodies stir!!! lol....I'll use that one the next time someone gives me 'the look' when I admit my lo doesn't sleep all night!!! And I'm also a firm believer that it is only a small part of their lives and giving up a bit of sleep is a small thing to do for them.....


iemc19 - March 3

But sleep is also my most precious and craved for thing....!! I guard it jealously, and if my dh abuses my sleep - or my opportunity for extra sleep, boy is his life miserable that day...haha



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