thread: Sleeping all night

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    Sleeping all night

    What age did your baby sleep all night ?

    Alex still wakes every 4hrs and i never had Kimberley sleep all night until she was a year old.

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    Kameron was exactly 14wks and Lachlan was just under 14wks.


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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Aidyn started sleeping through at about 8 weeks.
    However it has been on and off every few months, and even now at 13 months he has just slept through for the last 2 nights for the first time in a month!

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    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    Olivia slept through from 7pm - 7am intermittently from 8 weeks, but consistently every single night from 4 months.....thank god. I never take it for granted.

    I just hope this baby boy who is due soon has the same habits!

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    Melinda Guest

    Jacob slept through consistently from 8w of age, up until he was around 6.5 months when things started to get a little out of whack!!

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    Mar 2004

    Once when he was 3 weeks old Yasin slept from 9 pm to 7am!!! We are eagerly awaiting a repeat performance [-o< He's nearly 9 months now and I'm trying to convince him to drop one of his snacks

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2004

    Jenna started sleeping through about 7-8 weeks old, but only cause we were bringing her into bed when she stirred between 3-5am.
    Right now we can be fairly sure that she will do about 9:30- 4or5am, and we cuddle her in bed until she really wakes up.
    I don't mind the middle of the night feed so much, the ones pushing through to 4-5am were terrible cause there is NOTHING on telly.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Matthew was 7 weeks and I still keep waiting for it to stop! I can't believe it myself and appreciate it very much. He sleeps from 7.30pm to 6am.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW

    Sleep through the night?? They are supposed to do that?

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    Pietta Guest

    LOL @ Christie!! poor old Matilda

    Ryley started sleeping through the night before DH's birthday so the 4th-5th November and he was almost 7 weeks old.

    We are very very lucky with his sleeping

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Wales, UK

    OMG, Seren is still on 2-3 hrly feeds! I can't wait for the day she sleeps through the night! [-o<

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    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    I have no idea if this helps anyone at all, but thought I would throw it in here anyway..........

    When Olivia was born she was feeding every 2 hurs (off the breast) but an older midwife gave me a hint, and I am not sure if this helped Olivia sleep through the night early or not, but I felt at the time that it was good "practice" for us!

    She said, when your baby wakes for a night feed (ie anything bwtween 10pm and 6am) do the feed, but consider it to be a time of feeding ONLY. ie no talking, no lights on, no eye contact, no playing, no fun & games, no TV. Plenty of warmth and cuddles, obviously, but it is a transaction over anything else!

    I did this from day dot: fed from one boob, quick nappy change, fed from the other boob, and straight back to bed. All in the dark, no talking, no eyecontact.

    DH says I "bored" Olivia into sleeping through the night early because I was so dull about it all!

    Apparently it helps babies identify the difference between day and night?

    It is boring if you have a baby who feeds for ages, but worth it in the long run?

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW

    Lucy I started doing that too when Matilda was around 6 weeks and it worked so well, up until a few weeks ago she would wake up once or twice and all we would do is change her nappy (no talking, no looking) and pop her dummy in with a quick hug & back to bed, not to hear from her again.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    I put a lamp on when we get up and try not to talk to Alex. Once he is in his own room it will be better i will not wake so much.
    He had a bad night last night he kept crying ever 2 hours and would not feed much at all and when he did take the bottle he sceamed. At least he went back to sleep with no problems.

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    Kellee Guest

    Charlie did from about 6 1/2 months. Don't get me wrong - we still have our nights from hell - but I would say that 80% of the time he sleeps through from about 7 - 6 am, quick feed then back to bed until 8-8.30 am. Good stuff.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2005

    Jack wakes every 1 to 3 hours which is very tiring! He slept through when he was 8 to 16 weeks or so, and then like most bubs, he became wakeful with the 4 month growth spurt. The slightest thing will throw him whether it be a virus, teething, a tummy ache, me moving beside him ( we co-sleep). But as tiring as it is co-sleeping and breastfeeding, I wouldn't change this special time together for anything. O

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    Debbie Lee Guest

    Michelle - Gabby was almost 1 month old before she started sleeping through consistently. I know that the experts say that 5 hours is sleeping through so, for Gab, it was probably earlier.
    She started off having 4 hour sleeps, then it got longer and longer. For a while she was 8 hours to the dot just about! Now she has 10-11 hour sleeps at night but is awake most of the day.
    They change so frequently and every baby is sooooo different!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    Sydney, NSW

    ChunkyBoy was 4 months old when he slept through consistantly, we're still waiting for ChubbyBubby to 'get a clue' LOL