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when do babies stop waking up every 2 hours at night?

When do babies start sleeping through the night? Around what age?

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Asked by walkintherain at 4:20 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's different for every baby. Most babies will sleep at least 5 hour stretches by 12 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Mine did at 4 months. They are all so different though. Now my son is 16 months and wakes up 1-2 times a night.

    Answer by ktinaza at 4:21 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • It just depends on the baby, whenever they are ready they will sleep. It generally takes a little longer for breastfed babies because breastmilk doesn't take long to digest, formula stays in their system a little longer. My daughter started sleeping for 6 hour stretches most nights at about 3 months. She still has the occasional night when she wakes every 2 hours but they are few and far between now.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:33 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • my kids are all different. my first was eating every 1 1/2 hours until 6 months, then he was in his own bed waking for one feeding.
    my second ate every 1 1/2 hours forever it seems!
    my third and fourth ate every 3 hours, but they were staggered, so i was feeding someone every 1 1/2 hours.
    this, my 5th child has always slept at least 5 hours a night. i always thought moms were lying when they said their babies did that!!!
    but, my 2 yo twins are awakened a few times a night each lately!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:34 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • All 4 of my older ones slept at least 8 hours by 2 months. My 4 week old is currently going to bed around 8, I wake her at 10 to nurse, she wakes around 3 to nurse, and then either she wakes around 7 or I wake her up then to start the day with nursing.

    Answer by missanc at 4:40 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • some babies by like 2 weeks old, others not until 2 years old. my 1st son stopped waking every 2-4 hours when he was 18 months old.
    my 2nd son is 3 months old and he wakes every 3-5 hours, so he's been a much "better" sleeper so far! :)

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 4:46 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • My son it took until he was 6 months old. My daughter she was a month old and sleeps through the whole night. My son is 2 1/2 and he is the one I have to wake up for,he won't sleep all night.

    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 5:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • The VAST majority of babies wake every 3-4 hours on average for needed feeds and/or peeing. They wake more during growth spurts, teething, and new milestones. In the first year, sleep patterns change a lot and a baby may sleep a long stretch one week during a growth spurt and the next wake frequently. All normal. Sleep patterns don't really settle into a more mature pattern until age three or four. Some babies sleep a lot in the first half of the year, but end up waking more later. There is nothing "bad" about a baby that doesn't sleep long stretches of more than four to six hours...they aren't bad sleepers as some say. They are quite normal. It's actually we adults who have forgotten how to sleep effectively because we clock watch.

    Answer by amileegirl at 5:15 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Depends on the baby. My son slept through the night starting at 6 weeks. My daughter is 6 weeks old today and she has slept through the night but last night was up every 1.5-2 hours!

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 5:52 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Its all depends. My son slept 3 to 5 hours at a time from birth and at 6 weeks was sleeping 8. I have a friend whos daughter is 11 months and still wakes frequently.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 6:51 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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