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What is the longest time a 3 month old can sleep at night?

How many hours is too much. Is 6-8 too long?

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Asked by tickled_pink09 at 7:01 AM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Except to change a the diaper or feed the baby. You can let them sleep as long as they want. The baby will start staying awake longer and longer, the older they get.


    Answer by louise2 at 7:24 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • He is gaining weight btw. I guess I worry if he sleeps more than 5 hours at night without feeding.

    Comment by tickled_pink09 (original poster) at 7:28 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • My yungest dd was sleeping through the night at 3 months (8+ hours a night).  It was bliss.  Let sleeping babies lie.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:33 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Yup, let sleeping babies lie. Unless your baby has a medical condition that requires feeding at certain intervals, let 'em sleep! They'll wake up when they are hungry, don't worry.

    Note: My 3 month old will sleep up to 8 hours at night. Sometimes less if she's hungry.

    Answer by LuckyPlusOne at 7:48 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • one of my boys sleeps from 9pm till around 5 or 6 am every night and they are 3 months old the other one is up all threw out the night i have to feed him every hour

    Answer by devinalexis at 7:57 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Both of my kids were sleeping 8+ hours a night by the time they were 3 months old.

    Answer by slw123 at 7:58 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • you are so lucky!!! it was like that with my first one. She always slept through the night (8+ hours) but my second baby wakes up every 3 hours!!

    Answer by pipermomofash at 8:04 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • All 3 of mine were sleeping a solid 8 hours by the time they were 3 months.

    Answer by reesemom at 8:42 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • let him sleep as much as he needs... Its super important for his little brain development --he'll let ya know when he's hungry :o)

    Answer by Mama_of_two123 at 3:56 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • my litle one has been sleeping 10+ hours since he was 2 months :) he is almost 6 months now and he has woken up for a middle-of-the-night feeding or diaper change a total of 3 times. I feel super blessed!!

    Answer by supermommy2610 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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