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

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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?

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

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...

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.

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

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.

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...

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.

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.......

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

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

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.

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

Both about 2 years old

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

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.

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

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

DS was the week before he was 5...

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.

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

DS - 12 weeks (he's 5 now)

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

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.

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.

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.

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

2 years.

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

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

dd1 3 months
dd2 11 months

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