What age did your dc stop waking up and crying in the night?

(66 Posts)
bugsybill Sat 13-Jul-13 13:18:08

I know dc call out in the night for water, toilet, nightmares etc but when did yours stop the 'waking and crying like a baby' business?

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Sat 13-Jul-13 21:33:04

My ds is nearly 16mo and has only just started sleeping through over the past 5-6 weeks, waking up about 40% of the time. But any illness or other change such as a heat wave will throw it off track for a few weeks.

valiumredhead Sat 13-Jul-13 21:52:26

3, I was on my ^ knees^!

valiumredhead Sat 13-Jul-13 21:52:45

Italics fail!

Seb101 Sat 13-Jul-13 22:16:31

10 weeks; bottle fed and slept through soundly. Very rarely wakes; she's now 18 mths. I've been lucky!!! Sure next lo will be terrible sleeper to make up for it.wink

BotBotticelli Sun 14-Jul-13 09:48:00

6.5 months. When he learned to sleep on his tummy - think he sleeps more deeply on his front. Also, by this stage, he had learned to replace his dummy by himself which was a definite factor!!

Also, he was FF but I don't think this made a massive difference. He stopped feeding at night (apart from a dream feed at 10pm) at around 4mo, but he would still wake a few times in the night and need a quick soothing to get back to sleep (we would lay our hands on his tummy and say shhhhh, shhhh a few times and he would go back off).

Have to say he is nearly 8mo now and he will still wake a few times in the night if he is teething or has a cold, but they are now the exceptional nights, rather than the rule.

leelteloo Sun 14-Jul-13 09:51:15

Dd @ 3years old but she still wakes and cries at least a couple of nights a week.
Ds @ about 6 months but he does wake at 4 or 5 am... Yawn

stopgap Tue 16-Jul-13 00:20:48

Five months. Two-years-old now and still sleeps twelve hours at night, and two in the afternoon.

stopgap Tue 16-Jul-13 00:21:37

Oh, and he was EBF until 21 months, but no co-sleeping.

nona2706 Tue 16-Jul-13 00:27:39

DS1 stopped on the day of his 2nd birthday and DS2 is 11 months and still wakes 3 times a night most nights though its worse in the heat lately as he kicks the blankets off when he is too warm and then wakes up cold. hmm

Bibblebo Tue 16-Jul-13 00:49:36

2.5 years old!

MillionPramMiles Tue 16-Jul-13 08:45:47

My 14 month old still does it a couple of times most nights but most of the time we leave her and she goes back to sleep in a minute or two. (I weaned her at 6 months and saw absolutely no improvement in her sleep whatsoever).
It's taken a long time to get this far though and it didn't happen by itself, we had to leave her to cry for increasing periods.
It's great staying at the gps as the walls of their house are so thick we hardly hear her, I can tell myself she slept right through there smile

HeyMicky Tue 16-Jul-13 08:49:09

Dropped the 3am feed at 6 months, and the 10pm dream feed at 7 months

DeWe Tue 16-Jul-13 09:20:51

Dd1 8 weeks.
Dd2 about 18 months after medication was prescribed (wouldn't be nowadays, the stuff isn't allowed. But having had several nights where she was waking at 2am and wanting to go back to sleep about 7am, just before I needed to get dd1 up for school, I was exhausted. Lovely GP prescribed medised (?) and after 2 days of taking 2.5ml, slept all night most nights)
Ds initially 7 weeks. Thought he'd do the same as dd1.
Then he had a bad reaction to his first set of jabs, which set him back, then by 10-12 weeks he started constand ear infections. So he either was in pain from his ears, of he had tummy ache from antibiotics, until he was 20 months when grommets were put in.

bigkidsdidit Tue 16-Jul-13 09:22:23

6 months

ds 6months and still sleeps like the dead at 6yo.

dd 8mo but as she's only 9mo now I'm not counting my chickens she won't go through a sleep regression again as she's a much restless, light sleeper.

moogalicious Tue 16-Jul-13 09:31:19

Dd1 6 weeks
Ds 13 months
Dd2 3 months

All ff so not sure the feeding method makes much difference.

Kiwiinkits Wed 17-Jul-13 02:44:54

dd1 3 months
dd2 11 months

BashfulBunny Wed 17-Jul-13 09:51:50

11 months and the best ds manages is 2 wakes between 7.30pm and 6am on meds. Without meds it's 6-7 wakes per night.
Hoping he grows out of it soon! hmm

MoelFammau Wed 17-Jul-13 16:16:39

2 years.

grumpalumpgrumped Wed 17-Jul-13 22:17:09

ds1 - 2.3years

Ds2 - 6 weeks but only for a week and not again yet 21mths! Little bugger made me think I had it sorted.

BigDomsWife Thu 18-Jul-13 14:55:14

DD - 3 months - she is now 3.5 years.
DS - 10 weeks - he is 9 months.

I followed the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg. She is a legend.

Belmo Fri 19-Jul-13 22:14:10

See my 22month old still wakes up for a feed at night, but doesn't cry.
I actually think she's cried at night 5-10 times ever. Co-sleeping though so she did feed a lot but didn't need to properly wake up for it.

miffybun73 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:17:13

DS - 12 weeks (he's 5 now)

DD - about 18 months. She's 3 now.

Twattergy Sat 20-Jul-13 20:40:20

22 mo still goes through phases of waking. Stopped bf at nights at 5.5 months but startednight waking again at9 mo and has between inconsistent since then.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 21-Jul-13 14:58:32

DS was the week before he was 5...

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