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?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Sat 13-Jul-13 13:20:40

10 weeks

bugsybill Sat 13-Jul-13 13:24:22

amother was that permanent? Is your dc now aged toddler+? If yes, you were very blessed.

ThatsSoVanquish Sat 13-Jul-13 18:38:46

about 20 months.

what helped:

Night Weaning
Stopping Co-Sleeping
Gradual Retreat for settling

Queenmarigold Sat 13-Jul-13 18:42:53

Dd1 aged 3.5
DTs aged 4months.

The difference: formula feeding, and when they took less than half a feed in the night I just started to ignore them. Two days later they didn't wake. Could nt do another 3.5 years!! X

feekerry Sat 13-Jul-13 19:19:57

just about now 15m due to night weaning dd no longer wakes in the night or if she does she goes back to sleep on her own v quickly

BeanoNoir Sat 13-Jul-13 19:21:52

Hmmm, if it makes anyone reading this thread feel better dd's 23 months and still sometimes does this.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 13-Jul-13 19:23:14

dd1 stopped waking routinely at about 7mo
dd2 is 2.8 and still wakes for a good shout most nights, although it's normally before I've gone to bed so could be a lot worse

MrsApplepants Sat 13-Jul-13 19:43:01

11 weeks. Is now 4 1/2. I'm lucky, I know

Amazinggg Sat 13-Jul-13 19:44:15

About 4 months. FF.

MrsIgglePiggle Sat 13-Jul-13 19:55:31

She's still doing it....age 25 months !

BumgrapesofWrath Sat 13-Jul-13 20:01:12

My DS1 still is, and he's 3 in September

MadameJosephine Sat 13-Jul-13 20:06:22

DS slept through occasionally from 2yo but only slept through reliably from 4yo. No wonder it took me 16 years to have another baby! DD now 8 months and usually wakes twice

PoppyWearer Sat 13-Jul-13 20:07:25

About 4.5yo, after starting school and being too tired to wake in the nights any more!

PollyPlummer Sat 13-Jul-13 20:07:48

grin dts still do it and they are 3 . Lots of my friends dc do the same.

JaquelineHyde Sat 13-Jul-13 20:10:21

DS1 was 6 weeks, now 7 years old.

DS2 was 9 weeks, now 10weeks 4days so we shall see how this goes.

DD1 was 14 weeks, now 8 years old.

DD2 was 12months old and is now 6 years old. She had a very traumatic first 11months though as she was removed at birth from her mother and placed in care. She came to us at 11months and it took us 3-4 weeks to settle her.

JellyMould Sat 13-Jul-13 20:14:30

DS at 14 months when I nightweaned him.
DD is now 11 months and sleeps through about 50% of the time.

Tinsie Sat 13-Jul-13 20:16:48

DS stopped waking up in the night around 8 months old.

peteypiranha Sat 13-Jul-13 20:17:14

Dd1 was close to age 3. She now sleeps 12 hours a night.DD2 still does it at 15 months. They grow out of it, they wont be doing it at 18.

Artijoke Sat 13-Jul-13 20:20:23

DD1 was 7 months
DD2 was 5.5 months

CPtart Sat 13-Jul-13 20:29:40

3 and 4 months here too, coinciding with end of bf and like queen marigold, I also developed selective hearing.

NothingsLeft Sat 13-Jul-13 20:49:16

Still does it at 15 months.

neolara Sat 13-Jul-13 20:51:18

Well my dd (4 in September) was wailing like a baby last night. It's getting much less common but still happens occasionally.

susiedaisy Sat 13-Jul-13 20:51:29

Both mine woke up most nights until they went to school, it was hard work at the time, but they are now early teens and its like a distant memory!

HappyAsASandboy Sat 13-Jul-13 20:52:29

2.5 years for my DTs

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...

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 21-Jul-13 15:14:00

Soory pressed post too soon.

His was medical though. I'm sure your Lo will sleep through long before that. My DC2 was much better smile

DC1 - shortly before turning 2
DC2 - about 9 months old
DC3 - still does it (2 years 3 months now) but much less than he used to.

Frustratingly DC2, the best sleeper as a very small child, has now started having vivid nightmares so is sometimes needing a lot of attention at night (nearly 6 now) but it is not inexplicable crying like a baby as there is a reason for it.

Bumpsadaisie Sun 21-Jul-13 23:03:29

Mine's coming up to 21 months and I say he has generally been OK at sleeping through for the last couple of months, with the odd blip. also in the last couple of months he is quite happy to go to bed - he knows I leave the room and he is OK with that.

Thank you O God! Because 18 mths of night wakings was not easy ... grin

sleepywombat Mon 22-Jul-13 06:07:05

ds1 - 11 months
ds2 - still at it most nights at 18 months

Chubfuddler Mon 22-Jul-13 06:12:47

Both about 2 years old

tedmundo Mon 22-Jul-13 12:41:47

bigdom .. YY to Baby Whisperer. her technique of not using feeding as the sleep trigger is what saved our bacon.

DS1 .. 12 weeks
Ds2 .. 9 weeks
Ds3 .. 9 weeks

Never co slept, had them in our room til about 8 weeks and then next door room with both doors wide open. We ALL slept better at this point. Stopped waking each other up.

InsanelyBrainDeprived Mon 22-Jul-13 12:46:21

Ds1 slept 12 hours no wakings from 13 weeks
Ds2 was 10 months before he managed this.

Now, they both sleep 8-8 and have a 2 hour nap after lunch. They are 3.2 and 22 months.

I'm lucky

MrsGyllenhaal Mon 22-Jul-13 13:50:58

DS1 was 10 weeks. He's nearly 6 yrs old now and never ever gets up in the night. Even when he's ill he doesn't wake up. He needs his 12 hours sleep even now.

DS2...18 months and still waiting! He CAN sleep through and often does but will go through phases of not wanting to go to bed or having a little cry in his sleep in the middle of the night and needing cuddles or waking up early etc.

He STILL wakes up crying EVERY morning til he has his milk and a cuddle. I keep hoping one day he'll wake up without screaming but so far it hasn't happened sad

Keznel Fri 26-Jul-13 22:37:05

My DD is 15months and still does this! Not every night but generally 3-4 times a week, it's when the nights of waking are consecutive that its difficult to handle due to lack of sleep for me and DH. We both work full time. DC2 is due at the start of October so I've my fingers and toes crossed DD will be sleeping through every night by then. What are the chances? grin Anyone got any tips of how to settle them when it happens? We generally have to lift DD and after 5-10mins of reassurance and cuddles she'll go back into cot, just wish I could get her to self settle.......

Amiee Sat 27-Jul-13 06:52:18

6 weeks (12 hours a night) she's 2:06 now.
My mum says I was the same. Definitely nothing we did, she was born a good sleeper. Even at 1 week she'd sleep for 5 hour stretches and she was breast fed. The doc told us to wake her for feeds (she wasn't small). I didn't do it, I value my sleep too highly.

bigkidsdidit Sat 27-Jul-13 07:43:33

6 weeks! wow.

Those of you with early sleepers, can I ask, did they increase sleep gradually ie going 4 ten 5 then 6 hours, or was it all at once? I have a 5 week old and would like to dream grin although he only sleeps 3 hours max now...

DoItTooJulia Sat 27-Jul-13 07:51:11

Ds1, 12 weeks. He's now 8.

Ds2, still not doing it and he's 8 months. I'm knackered.

helsbels03 Sat 27-Jul-13 22:10:29

Dd1 5yrs
Dd2 18mth
Ds 2 .8mth wakes once every night.

When they are ready, they will sleep through

TheDetective Sat 27-Jul-13 22:52:34

DS1 8 weeks. That is what it says in his baby book. I don't remember this. But then neither do I remember being up in the nights for very long. So this must be right.

DS2 - he did one night at 16 weeks. Then at 19 weeks he did it for 2-3 weeks 5 days out of 7.

Since then... once or twice. He's 8 months now.

It's exhausting. Russian roulette is how I describe our nights. I never know what we are going to get. So far tonight he has woke 5 times. 4 times he self settled fairly quickly. The other time I had to cuddle and rock him back to sleep.

I'm not sure how to help him. He seems to be a light/restless sleeper.

He still feeds at night. Bottle fed. 1-2 feeds. 1 being the norm though.

katykuns Sat 27-Jul-13 23:35:02

DD1 at 2 months and she slept solidly for 12 hours without fail (unless ill) and could sleep through a hurricane.

DD2 around 4 months dropped the night time feeds and slept better, but not as well at all, very light sleeper and wakes occasionally (now 13 months) but can self settle usually.

Both treated very similarly... both formula fed, developmentally similar...

MrsWarren1983 Mon 29-Jul-13 22:07:23

My daughter is 20 months and she still wakes at least once every night, usually 2 or 3 times. Sometimes she isn't really awake but is just sitting up looking confused and will go back to sleep as soon as she gets her dummy back, other times she is distraught and needs properly settling again. I'm relieved to read I'm not the only one going through this, I was entirely fed up of people telling me "there child was sleeping through from 4 months" and my daughter was "not normal."
I am 7 months pregnant so it looks like a solid sleep is out of the question for a while yet! hmm

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