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How old were your babies when they started sleeping through?

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yummymummy1920 Sun 14-Aug-16 11:59:18

I'm really struggling with my DS who is now 7 weeks, he wakes at least 3 times in the night for a feed. He is bottle fed but has been having 6/7 oz so it's taking a long time to feed him.
Its really starting to interrupt his sleep as he wont settle straight after a bottle.
I keep being told and reading about women who's babies sleep right through from being 4 weeks.
Can anyone give me some advice on how to get him to settle/ reduce feeds before I turn into a total and utter zombie?

Tiredstressed Sun 14-Aug-16 12:02:49

Seven weeks is still very young - I don't mean to depress you but my son is ten months old and still wakes in the night. My daughter slept through from a couple of months old - they are all different. I'd go with it at the moment - he is very young. He won't be doing it forever.

BossyOfficerFlossie Sun 14-Aug-16 12:06:54

First son was about ten months, second one kept one night waking till about two and a half, third one slept through at seven months... Seven weeks is very early days. He will get the hang of it, and you will get increasingly long stretches. The babies that sleep through now often lose the plot around four months anyway, and check how people define sleeping through, one NCT friend claimed this but was giving a dream feed at midnight and he was awake just after four! Xx

Elllicam Sun 14-Aug-16 12:07:01

DS1 was 2 and DS2 still wakes 3-4 times at 2.

rugbychick1 Sun 14-Aug-16 12:10:43

Dd was sleeping through reliably after her 3rd birthday!

Lovelongweekends Sun 14-Aug-16 12:12:31

Neither dd slept through until after I stopped bfing them at 1yr old.

PixieMiss Sun 14-Aug-16 12:12:40

DS has slept through from 8 weeks old.

I created a routine for him - bath, change into pjs, quiet bottle (he is also ff) and then put to bed.

Afreshstartplease Sun 14-Aug-16 12:16:31

DC1+2 from 10 weeks

DC3 still wakes up 50% of the time aged 3

lanbro Sun 14-Aug-16 12:18:03

Both my ebf babies were sleeping 8hrs reliably at 12wks, the same time as they went into their own bedroom. With the exception of illness they slept 12 hrs from around 6mo, and do generally still now

Ilovewineandcrisps Sun 14-Aug-16 12:19:10

my baby is 8 months and still on 3 night feeds shock

NickNacks Sun 14-Aug-16 12:19:35

9 weeks⭐️
10 weeks⭐️
2.5 years 😱

pixieg1rl Sun 14-Aug-16 12:20:17

Somewhere around 2.5-3 years. 7 weeks is early to expect them to sleep through.

Montysaurus Sun 14-Aug-16 12:20:51

Ds1 slept through reliably from 14 months (after sleep training) but started waking again randomly from around 3.5 until 5.5 (scared, needing a wee etc). Ds2 first slept through at 12 weeks and would do it once every three weeks, then regressed at 8 months. Now at 18 months he sleeps through a few nights a week but most nights ends up in bed with us. He loves a cuddle. Both had bedtime routine from 8 weeks old (bath, milk l, bed). Most people I know had babies who slept through reliably by 12 months (but then most were bf so that may have been a factor; the ff babies did tend to sleep through sooner. But not in all cases.). I know quite a few who took much longer. I think if they sleep through anywhere before 6 months, you're lucky. Also, in my experience it's not a straight trajectory and once they're toddlers and preschoolers other factors come into play and disrupt sleep. I know a few amazing sleepers who became terrible as toddlers.

Summersun5789 Sun 14-Aug-16 12:23:01

About 10 months.

She was waking 2 times for night feeds. Around midnight and four.

I stopped dream feeding and they eventually slowed down

7 weeks is too early unless they are one of the magic sleeping babies that a few have

Dazedandconfusedtoomuchpeppa Sun 14-Aug-16 12:23:05

1 year old has slept through once ... ever.

dylexicdementor11 Sun 14-Aug-16 12:24:23

My 'baby' was 4.5 years old!

shalalala Sun 14-Aug-16 12:24:34

11 weeks 10.30pm-6am

eurochick Sun 14-Aug-16 12:24:40

I suspect you are not going to like many of these answers...

18 months. I was a zombie but you drag yourself through the days somehow.

Eminybob Sun 14-Aug-16 12:25:46

7 weeks and 3 night wakings is completely normal. I actually laughed a little bit at your post at first because I thought you were joking.

When other people says their babies are sleeping though from very young they are either lying, disillusioned (oh he sleeps through from 7-7, only waking for 5 feeds confused) or very very very rarely, lucky.

My DS started sleeping through from around 7/8 months old, which, probably not coincidentally, was when I switched from breastfeeding to formula.

ProfessorPickles Sun 14-Aug-16 12:27:53

He started around 12 weeks once he slept in his own room, but went through quite a few sleep regressions that resolved themselves (with a lot of patience and persistence on my part) within a week or so.

Whataboutwhathuh Sun 14-Aug-16 12:28:32

First - 9 weeks
Second 7 weeks.

6.45pm to 7.15am that is.

All babies are different, sleeping through early is the exception not the rule and I tend to keep quiet about it in real life as is not helpful.

Allhallowseve Sun 14-Aug-16 12:29:41

I think it is rare for younger babies to sleep through. Ds1 was 21 months although we cosleep and he still does occasionally wake now but will go straight back off no feeds.

jobrum Sun 14-Aug-16 12:29:52

Sorry to say this but 18 months. You hear a lot about babies sleeping through so early as the parents who experience this are very quick to tell everyone about it. You hear less of "my baby's 9 months and still wakes 6 times a night". It really depends on the child.

Allhallowseve Sun 14-Aug-16 12:30:24

Sorry also formula fed

NewlyNamedMe Sun 14-Aug-16 12:30:48

19 months here. Don't stress out about other babies. Just accept the baby you have and go with the flow or you will end up miserable as well as exhausted x

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