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To ask you on average when do "babies" STTN

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SunMoonStarship Sat 04-May-13 21:47:05

DC1 slept through from 5 months. DC2 (11 months) wakes multiple times. I recently read somewhere that only 50% of 9 month old babies sleep through the night (STTN).

I'm exhausted and desperate for sleep. Luckily DH and I have family to help out and take the kids so we get a break.

But I was wondering what the average age was for babies STTN. I've heard it's 6 months but the stats above disagree with this.

I know all babies are different (look at my two DCs!) but basically, if I knew it was likely DC2 would STTN by 12 months or 18 months or something, then I would be able to see through this sleep deprived fog.

So AIBU to ask you when you're DCs STTN?


TheYamiOfYawn Mon 06-May-13 20:28:17

DD 2 and a half. DS three and a quarter.

RooneyMara Mon 06-May-13 20:28:26

By 6 hours I mean maybe 9pm to 3am. This is only sometimes.

How on earth is that classed as sleeping through the night??

CoteDAzur Mon 06-May-13 20:30:38

That is of course not "sleeping through the night".

ellietheelephant1 Mon 06-May-13 20:40:28

Not yet - DS is three years and 2 months old and has seamlessly transitioned from waking up for a feed (until he was 2) or a drink to waking up because he's wet his nappy/pull-up. He was 2 before he stopped waking every 2-3 hours, then a month or so before his 3rd birthday he started to only wake up once a night (about 4am). He also only needs about 9 hours' sleep in every 24; if he has an afternoon nap then he will still be awake at 11pm and happily up at 6:30!
(Full-time teacher here; I'm accustomed to getting in from work at 6pm and doing a couple of hours' marking from 11pm-1am or so.)

Raspberrysorbet Mon 06-May-13 20:46:38

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MamaBear17 Mon 06-May-13 20:52:38

My dd has only just started sleeping through at 20 months. She now does 7-5, quick drink of milk and then back down until 6, 6.30. Sometimes she will then get in with us and sleep until 7.30!

IfNotNowThenWhen Mon 06-May-13 21:00:32

This is a good thread for those people who have one or two who sleep thru really early, and feel ever so smug that it was their good sense and amazing routine that did it.
I firmly believe that, yes, there are things you can try (cc for example after 8 or 9 months) which will help, but some babies are built to sleep well, and some just are not.
I have a friend who, with her first, went on and on about why her dd slept thru at 6 weeks (routine, dark room, bath etc) and then had her second... Bwahahahah <evil>

HamAlive Mon 06-May-13 21:17:46

DS was a pretty good sleeper from birth, I got 2 four hour stretches, a bit of cluster feeding from 5-7 and then another 2 hours. He slept 6.30-6.30 at 10 weeks (bf). Then 4m hit and it all went to pot! Switched to formula around 6m but it made no difference (that wasn't why we switched).

We've had good and bad patches (9m was pretty horrendous) but he just started sleeping through reliably at 26 months.

ghosteditor Mon 06-May-13 21:21:26

Haven't read the thread, but:

DD 15 months - still not consistently sleeping through the night, but usually going through until 4-5am, which is a major improvement. Still doesn't nap much, never has. She was still waking about 4-6 times a night at 11 months and 2-3 times at 13 months. sad

Nicnocknoo Mon 06-May-13 21:28:20

Ds1 7 week. Ds2 4.5 years!! By the time ds2 STTN I was so sleep deprived and emotionally messed up that I posted on Facebook that I would run away if only I had the energy. Ds2 is now 5, sleeps fine and those 4.5 years seem a world away!

5madthings Mon 06-May-13 21:37:31

Ds1 slept through at three years...but we had had ds2 by then...

Ds2 slept through by 20mthsish?

Ds3 was similar to ds2.

Ds4 was the amazing sleeping baby and slept through from 4mths wish, tho he had a dream feed for a bit longer I think.

Dd mum from about a year has been pretty good, before that she generally just needed her dummy or to be reswaddled when she woke.

gallifrey Mon 06-May-13 21:41:10

dd1 slept through from 2 weeks old, she didn't actually go to sleep until about 11 pm but she slept until morning. Even now it's a job to get her to go to bed before 9!

Dd2 was totally different she would go to sleep early but wake up a lot and didn't sleep through until she was 6 months. Now she is a fabulous sleeper and we don't hear a peep out of her all night, this morning she didn't wake up until gone 9 grin

EglantinePrice Mon 06-May-13 21:42:48

dd slept through (9 hours) from birth.

Then at 6 months she stopped and woke many times a night until she was around 18 months.


ElectricalBanana Mon 06-May-13 21:43:46


6 weeks

Theyoniwayisnorthwards Mon 06-May-13 21:51:50

DS1 is 2.5 and wakes at least once a night. DS2 is 5 months and has just started sleeping from 11 to 6 without waking...

sleepdodger Mon 06-May-13 22:04:51

As a baby er never
As a toddler sometimes from 15mo
I'm still waiting for gauranteed runs...

LemonsLimes Mon 06-May-13 22:07:37

One of mine slept through at 9 weeks and one slept through at 2 years 2 months.

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