What would you consider sleeping through the night?

(21 Posts)
Georgeofthejungle Thu 28-Apr-16 06:26:18

I have an 8 week old who generally goes down from 10.30 until 3-4 and then back down until half 7ish.

Last night he slept until half 5 before waking. grin

What wake up time would you consider sleeping through the night? The reason I ask is I have the baby milestone cards and wondering when to take his picture with the slept all night one smile

InsaneDame Thu 28-Apr-16 07:32:02

I class as sleeping through when they go to bed at a reasonable time e.g 7.30pm and sleep until a reasonable time to get up in the morning - any time after 6am. My eldest did this at 10mo, my second at 22mo..... confused

Queazy Thu 28-Apr-16 12:19:30

Most refer to it as 11pm to 5am according to books I've read. In time, I would expect it to mean I put them to bed and they wake up at what I'd call morning i.e. 6am onwards

Georgeofthejungle Thu 28-Apr-16 16:50:14

Well om delighted if the books say 11 until 5 as that's what we got last night although I do think I'd be more likely to class it as a 6am wake up call! Especially if he is then going to cluster feed all day long like today! hmm
Thanks guys smile

gillyweed Thu 28-Apr-16 16:52:01

11 -12 hours without waking... my 4 yr old is still struggling!!!!

G1raffe Thu 28-Apr-16 16:54:17

Same here gilly!!

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 28-Apr-16 16:56:04

When you put them down to sleep, they don't wake up until morning.

Is what I'd consider sleeping through! If you do the bedtime routine at 7, then they wake up at 10 and up for the day at 7, that's not sleeping through the night as they got up at 10.

PerspicaciaTick Thu 28-Apr-16 17:00:34

Anything over 4 hours.

WonderMomma Thu 28-Apr-16 17:03:11

Does it matter? Do you actually need to label it? Accept that it is what it is, worrying about it will make the lack of sleep harder 💤

AllMyBestFriendsAreMetalheads Thu 28-Apr-16 17:07:06

This is something that baffles me.

If sleeping through means 11-5 then both my babies did that when they were a few days old.

If sleeping through means going to bed around 7-8ish and not disturbing parents till the morning, it didn't happen for fucking years. And even now it is not a given, even with the 5 year old.

MabelSideswipe Thu 28-Apr-16 17:58:42

'Sleeping through' in sleep research terms is just 5 hours at a time at night.

In reality it doesn't matter. None of mine did that until after 12 months and the youngest not until he was really really old. Cannot remember when....probably due to sleep deprivation.

There is a lot of research to indicate babies do not usually sleep in long stretches and that is completely normal.

BoogieTime Thu 28-Apr-16 18:04:13

10-6

LetsSplashMummy Thu 28-Apr-16 18:10:20

Surely the "first time" wouldn't be just a random fluke of hours that fell a certain way but the start of a trend - so if you realise you are three days into a regular thing where they sleep consistently, then make mental note of when day 1 was.

My DD started going down at 7, getting up at 11, then sleeping until 7. I didn't count it as sleeping through until she dropped the 11pm feed. However, most of my ante-natal group did count it as I wasn't being woken. It's up to you.

FellOutOfBedTwice Thu 28-Apr-16 18:12:58

If my 21 month old goes down at about 8 and stays there til about 6 without waking for a drink or a cuddle, I class that as sleeping through the night. She does it about three times a week.

Sunshine87 Thu 28-Apr-16 18:54:11

My DS is 3 weeks and will feed constantly all day but will sleep from 11 till 4-5ish more 5 o'clock

Fishcake72 Thu 28-Apr-16 19:02:22

My DS used to sleep from about 10-6 from really early on. I could never see the point in having a 7pm bedtime to feed him again at 10 so that was through the night for me.

AllMyBestFriendsAreMetalheads Thu 28-Apr-16 19:59:20

Oh, ad the 11-5 thing didn't last long either time. They were feeding more at night by about 4 months until I night weaned them.

The problem with babies is that just as you get yourself used to their pattern of feeding and sleeping, they go and change it again.

That said, neither my husband nor I 'sleep through' consistently, even without the children.

Georgeofthejungle Thu 28-Apr-16 20:38:56

True allmybest. Even though baby was sleeping I still woke up for the loo! smile

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 29-Apr-16 10:11:49

1-5 would do me lol

Lweji Fri 29-Apr-16 10:12:52

For me at least 6 hours. Ideally 7-8, which is how much sleep I need.

Georgeofthejungle Sat 30-Apr-16 05:45:47

7.5 hours last night! Woohoo 🎉grin

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