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sleep through the night?

when did your baby start 2 sleep through the night on a regular basis? My 6 week old only sleeps a couple hours at a time still...ugh!


Asked by Mel_in_PHX at 11:54 AM on Jan. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my son is five weeks and i'm lucky if i get 3 and 1/2 hours at a time. but your little one might also be going through a growth spurt. when i brought up how long my little guy was sleeping to his Dr. she told me he was growning and that he'd start sleeping for about 4-5 hours a night in two or three weeks. Good luck, and take power naps!

    Answer by jrsjrb at 12:08 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • My first was 2 when he started going 6+ hours regularly, 4 when he started doing 12 hours regularly.

    My new baby started doing 6 hours regularly at 3 weeks. All kids are different, don't expect "through the night" (6 hours) until age 2 and be pleasantly surprised if it happens sooner. Oh, and if it happens in the first 6 months, don't expect it to last in the second 6 months.

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:58 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • For me about the time she reached 4 months she completely stopped night feeding and slept through. At 8 months she sleeps for 9 hours at night but does NOT like to nap at all during the day so it is a trade off.

    Answer by chefronswife at 11:59 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • about 11 mos for a 6+ hour span

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:04 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • 8 months the first time she slept six solid hours; 14 month when she started sleeping through the night on a regular basis. I would not have survived if we hadn't coslept.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:15 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • my son is over 1 year old and still wakes 4-5 times a night and thats with no nap. or a 1 hour nap.

    Answer by Super09Mom at 12:23 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • If you get a 3-4 hour stetch of sleep, followed by a feed and more sleep -- then that is great night sleeping. Expect shorter stretches during growth spurts like you baby is in now. Eating must happen around the clock. Every adult wakes at night but just may not recall it. Babies have shorter sleep cycles than adults also. Teething and milestones later will affect sleep, so don't expect mature settled sleep patterns until age 3-4.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:08 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Sleeping throught the night is a mere five hours...generally not achieved in the first six months,. often not acheived at all in year one. Mine hit five hours a night somewhere in his second year....neve has slept eight straight even now and he's ten. But I don't sleep that long either.)

    They never tell anyone this...but parenthood is not for anyone who needs sleep, because you;'ll never get eight hours again. **grin**

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:35 PM on Jan. 19, 2010