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When did your baby first sleep through the night? Lock Rss

Just wondering how old your baby was when they first slept through the night, say from 10ish to the morning. Do you think bottle feeding or breast feeding makes a difference to this.
Um ... never ... 23 months and still waiting!!! No that's a lie, she does sleep through on occasion, but not on a regular basis.

In terms of feeding, most doctors and nurses will tell you that the thought that bottle-fed babies sleep longer than breast-fed babies is a myth and has no scientific basis. However, I have seen for myself that breast-fed babies do tend to feed more often, and therefore it makes sense that they would not sleep for as long. I also think that it's possible that breast-fed babies are more likely to have attachment issues which will make them more likely to wake for just a cuddle.
ds slept through between 2&3 months (11hours) then stopped <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> he was breast fed he is 13 months and doesn't sleep through now maybe once or twice in the last ten months he is still breast fed smile
My DD has been sleeping 12 hours a night since 8 weeks, with off days when she is sick or had needles. I have a feeling my next bub isnt going to be a good sleeper because I've been so lucky this time! roll eyes








First we had Each Other, Then we had You, Now we have Everything

I have 3 children, my first slept through from 5 months, my second 3 months and my third from 5 weeks, they are all breastfed till they turned one with no formula at all.

I taught them how to self settle and I honestly believe that was the key with all three, I had no idea about babies needing to be taugh how to settle themselves to sleep and it wasn't till I worked that out when my first was about 4 months of age that things got so much easier.

I have blissfully sleeping children that are no trouble to put to bed and I rarely have them wake me at night, only if they are really sick. It is a blessing for all of us.
DS slept through from 3 months of age - until he started teething and it was really inconsistent for about 12 months. He has just turned 2. Now, 2 out of 3 nights he will sleep through (11 hours) but bad nights he can be awake every 2-3 hours. He was on bottle/formula.

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I taught them how to self settle and I honestly believe that was the key with all three, I had no idea about babies needing to be taugh how to settle themselves to sleep and it wasn't till I worked that out when my first was about 4 months of age that things got so much easier.

How did you teach them to self settle?
my son was a awesome sleeper until he started teething at around 5 months... he then didn't start sleeping through the night till he was around 2yrs old!!!!
DS just had his first full nights sleep a week ago at 8 weeks. He then has woke once a night every night until last night when he slept from 11pm til 7am.
I'm a new woman!!! grin
Fingers crossed for tonight!!!!
He's bf.
DS1 slept through (8pm - 5am)from 6 wks. He did it on his own.
DS2 slept through (8pm - 5am)from 7 wks. He had to be gradually weaned off his feeds. It just got to a point where I needed sleep so he was gently taught to sleep through the night (I'd like to point out at no point did my weaning include letting him cry it out).

Both boys were bf and have woken once a night for a feed during growth spurts. This only lasts for a few weeks and then they put themselves back on the sleeping through routine.

How did you teach them to self settle?


Hehe, I was going to ask the same thing!

My DS started sleeping about 10pm - 6am I think at around 6 months, but he would only do this 50% the time. When at 7 months he started waking 2-3 times a night, I got back in to the habit of feeding him again, whoops. He soon worked out he was on a winner, and after a month of this, driven to exhaustion I finally made the decision to stop all night feeds. It worked.

Previous to this I had been using the no-cry approach for the first 7 months of his life - but he had worked out that crying at night = feed (our mistake!), and wouldn't sleep at all with out one of us in the room with him, and even then would grizzle almost all night. So after 3-4 nights of 'verbal reassurance' (and a lot of tears on both our sides) he started sleeping through and we haven't looked back. Except teething, illness & travel of course. I certainly don't think this approach works for all babies, it was born out of more sheer exhaustion for us - but it worked amazing for my son.

My DD has been sleeping 12 hours a night since 8 weeks, with off days when she is sick or had needles. I have a feeling my next bub isnt going to be a good sleeper because I've been so lucky this time! roll eyes



Same here!!! DH thinks the same as you that the next baby will be terrible laugh laugh



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