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Quick Survey - Night Feeds and Sleeping Arrangements

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motherpeculiar Thu 21-Jul-05 12:21:31

Ok, I would like to know how old your baby is, how often you feed them at night and whether they share your room or not...I have a half-baked theory that I want to check out

DD2 is 14 weeks, feeds between 2 and 5 times per night, shares our room


tired MP

alux Thu 21-Jul-05 12:43:10

dd is 13 wks. usually feeds 2x per night - sleeps in own room

growth spurt at the mo - last night 6:30pm, 12:00 am, 2am, 5am - knackered at 5am so she stayed in bed with us but was full of beans (and a full nappy) herself!

alux Thu 21-Jul-05 12:44:06

I was knackered - SHE was full of beans a

motherpeculiar Thu 21-Jul-05 12:47:44

Alux - your last night sounds like a typical night at ours - I am shattered. Luckily DH is great and takes her off my hands at about 7 so I can get an extra hour or two. Hope Maya's growth spurt levels off soon.

YAWN not shock!

Papillon Thu 21-Jul-05 12:50:57

Sleeps in our room

bf at night until 16/17 months

gossifer Thu 21-Jul-05 12:52:49

ds is just 5 months, sleeps in our room and sometimes feeds once at night (sleeps 9pm-7am)

i know that might be the last thing you want to hear, but justn thought it might help with your theory!

good luck

gossifer Thu 21-Jul-05 12:53:48

ps, breastfed

welshmum Thu 21-Jul-05 13:03:28

8 weeks
Feeds once or twice between 10pm and 7am
Is in our room.

Blondeinlondon Thu 21-Jul-05 13:18:58

DS is 5 mths
Been in separate room since 5 weeks
From 9 weeks no night feeds if you don't count 5am as night

kama Thu 21-Jul-05 13:29:28

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florenceuk Thu 21-Jul-05 13:37:24

9mths old, sleeps from 7.30pm to 5am, shares my room. I think if she were in a separate room she would be going through a bit longer. but at 14wks she was feeding 2-3hrly sometimes more.

PandaBear Thu 21-Jul-05 13:37:32

DD2 is 8 months old - has slept in her own room since 11 weeks old, and has slept through since 12.5 weeks old.

fruitful Thu 21-Jul-05 13:39:37

5 months, bottle-fed, in own room since he outgrew his crib last month. Feeds and goes to bed at 7:30pm, we wake him for a feed at 10:30 pm, he wakes for a feed at 5:30am ish, and then wakes at 8ish. Hoping to get rid of that 5:30 one soon...

berolina Thu 21-Jul-05 13:43:59

ds 9 weeks, bf, co-sleeping
feeds - depends on what you define as 'night'. Feeds more or less constantly in evenings, falls asleep between 10 and (sometimes) 12 , wakes for feed at 3 or 4, usually sleeps again until 6 or 7, feeds, dozes off and needs another one about an hour later. I actually find it manageable atm.

misdee Thu 21-Jul-05 13:46:22

dd3 is err 5months old, breatfed, and sleeps in my room in a moses basket, but gets moved to my bed if she wakes for a feed.

ZoeC Thu 21-Jul-05 13:49:36

dd2 is in the cot in her room, mixed fed. has bottle at 7pm, i do a breast dreamfeed at 11pm then she doesn't feed until 8am (bottle).

On solely breast, she was feeding 11, 2, 5, 8, still in her own room. Think a lot of it was for comfort tbh.

She's 4 months old now.

Magscat Thu 21-Jul-05 13:59:08

DD is 6.5 months & been in her own room for a month now. Feeds approx 10.30pm & 4am on a good night. A really bad night can be every 2 hours. Usual is prob 10.30pm, 1am & 5am ish.

DS was in own room from 5 months too but slept through (with feed at 10.30pm) from 2 months old.

I.e. same routine for both kids but totally different sleep patterns. DD doesn't selep much in the day either whereas DS was once of the last in his nursery class to give up lunch sleep

vicdubya Thu 21-Jul-05 14:05:00

If your theory is that if in your own room they wake more often for feeds (just a guess?), then no, ds was in his own room from 8 weeks, but regulalry fed 1-2 times per night until around 11 months, & was still feeding sometimes at night at 13 months, and waking at 5.30am for his morning feed.

That was when I stopped the night feeds & 5.30 thing.

I had had enough by then!

vicdubya Thu 21-Jul-05 14:05:29


Tinker Thu 21-Jul-05 14:08:20

Baby nearly 9 weeks, shares room, wakes at about 3 or 4 then again at about 6 or 7.

Tinker Thu 21-Jul-05 14:09:47

Have a virtually identical pattern to berolina

highlander Thu 21-Jul-05 14:11:04

DS is 10 months - slept in his own room from 3 weeks.

Has never slept through. Wakes 5-6 times per night, DH goes to him first and he sometimes settles. Gets boob if he's very upset - soemtimes he is hungry, othertimes he's just comfort sucking.

Mummyvicky Thu 21-Jul-05 14:12:10

Ds is 4 weeks, sleeps in baby hammock in our room, breastfeeds 3 hourly day and night.
Im very interested to see what the "theory" is !!

Windermere Thu 21-Jul-05 14:37:47

ds slept in our room until 8 months. He stopped waking for a night feed at 11 weeks but continued having a feed at 10pm until 5 months.

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