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  • 5-8 weeks (2 months)

    38 18.91%
  • 8-11 weeks (3 months)

    52 25.87%
  • 12-15 weeks (4 months)

    19 9.45%
  • 15-18 weeks (5 months)

    16 7.96%
  • 19-22 weeks (6 months)

    5 2.49%
  • Once I introduced food

    7 3.48%
  • Still wakes

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When did your baby 'sleep through' the night?

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    When did your baby 'sleep through' the night?

    My first started sleeping for 10 hours at about 11 weeks. My second is still waking every three hours for a feed. How old was your baby when they skipped those night sleeps and did a stretch of 8 hours or more?

    She doesn't have big sleeps during the day either so it isn't a confusion issue with night and day that she is having. She just likes her food!

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    Why do your options stop at 6 months? And how do you define 'sleep through the night'?

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    I agree. Our first little fella didn't sleep a whole night (what I call sleeping through) until he was 3 and half years old. Number two, our little princess managed it a bit earlier at around two years old and number three,at ten months,is still up twice a night.

    Technically the sleep experts say that sleeping for a five hour stretch is classed as 'sleeping through'. Though for me five hours is nowhere near 'sleeping through'.

    Because we live in the hectic 21st century we expect our babies to sleep through from a very early age. However, babies are not programmed this way and it is quite normal for babies to continue to wake up in the night until they are much older. We as parents are often put under pressure to get our little ones to sleep through and we are deemed to be failures if we don't.

    A final thought, one of the reasons that breastfed babies have a reduced risk of SIDS is because they wake often in the night to be fed. So next time you feel under pressure from someone to get your baby to sleep through or you're awake feeding your little one, console yourself with the thought that them waking up may be keeping them alive.

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    she's 26mths & still wakes!!! sometimes even every 3 hours, just like she was when she was 1 mths old!! i already gave up hoping that she'll "sleep thru". i guess it just never happens to some kids.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegemite_kid View Post
    How old was your baby when they skipped those night sleeps and did a stretch of 8 hours or more?
    I agree that 5 hours isn't sleeping through. I consider 8 hours good.

    Also didn"t go longer than 6 months 'cause I need sleep and the thought of no sleep for another 12 months would just break me!!

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    #1 - 6-7 months'ish. And only with, err, encouragement.

    #2 - 8 weeks, 12 hours, on breastmilk only. Absolutely unheard of, she is a complete legend ! Sorry to boast when you are having problems, but you did ask. ;)

    How old is Bubbles?

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    #1 - not reliably until nearly a year old
    #2 - seven weeks! (B/f only)

    (Perhaps because the second time round I am too tired to wake up so she knows it's not worth bothering as I won't feed her anyway?)

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    Mine starting sleeping through at 3 mths old.

    He sleeps from 7pm until 7:30am everyday.

    How'd I do it?

    Gina Ford book "Contented little baby". LIFESAVER!!

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