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13 days old and sleeps through the night!

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susia Mon 14-Jul-08 22:46:15

my friend had a baby 2 weeks ago and he sleeps through the night...I SO jealous!!!

Doodle2U Mon 14-Jul-08 22:48:58

Hmmmm- I'd get a very clear definition of what she means by 'sleeps through the night' and stand by because fairly soon, she's in for one farkin' rude awakening - literally!

That said, both mine started to sleep through before they we 5 and 8 weeks old respectively, HOWEVER, we had our fair share of walking the landing with one or other of them, for hours and hours and hours and houzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzgrin

ReallyTired Mon 14-Jul-08 22:55:47

"my friend had a baby 2 weeks ago and he sleeps through the night...I SO jealous"

lol ...Or your friend sleeps through the night and doesn't hear the baby.

How can you say that a baby sleeps through the night when you haven't had it for even a fortnight.

Anyway welcome to the world of motherhood where women lie through their teeth and are fiercely competive about everything from how runny their baby's poos are to when their child learns to read.

3littlefrogs Mon 14-Jul-08 22:57:00

Wonder how long that will last?

StressTeddy Mon 14-Jul-08 23:00:24

I LOVE it when they sleep through the night early on - means the parents get a Really rude awakewning later on when they are used to it and all smug.

[cackling jealous emoticon]

fruitstick Mon 14-Jul-08 23:01:59

This may be sour grapes but 2 week old babies are not meant to sleep through the night. At that age thy have to feed regularly to make sure they are getting enough food.

You may well find that if it continues, her health visitor will tell her to wake the baby and feed if they are to put on weight as they should.

You may be more knackered but your baby is healthy and thriving.

onepieceoflollipop Mon 14-Jul-08 23:05:52

My friend's baby "slept through the night" at an early age. She was so smug.

On further discussion the baby was up throughout the evening and fed at around midnight. Then she and her dh got up several times for dummy replacement until the early morning feed at around 5am ish. All very normal behaviour for a newish baby, but hardly what I would describe as sleeping through.

Perhaps your friend has a similar definition of sleeping through the night?!

LynetteScavo Mon 14-Jul-08 23:09:59

I was told by HV to wake my baby every 4 hours to make sure he was getting enough milk. (Like hell I did!grin)

I was asked in the baby clinic by some random scarry mum if my 2 week old was sleeping through the night. I thought it was such a stupid question, I said "yes".

smartiejake Mon 14-Jul-08 23:11:17

Sorry but my first newborn slept the 6 hours I wanted to sleep when she was 3 weeks old. She fed all through the evening and went to sleep at midnight. She then woke at 6am for another enormous feed then slept till 9am then fed 2 or 3 hourly through the day.

She never lost weight from birth and put on 2lbs in her first 4 weeks. SHe was "healthy and thriving" (exclusively breast fed too).

Sorry I know it sounds incredible but there are some babies out there like that.

If it's any consolation dd2 was the opposite and never slept properly through the night til all her teeth came through at 2 and a half!

Desiderata Mon 14-Jul-08 23:15:11

My kid slept through from six weeks old. I'd put him to bed at about ten, and he'd sleep through until six or seven.

He's now 3.8, and he still sleeps right through, and never once wet the bed .. no nappies from the age of 2.11.

Sometimes, people drop lucky with a child. It's got nothing to do with parenting skills, it's just the way it is sometimes.

sweetkitty Mon 14-Jul-08 23:27:34

I had one that went 11pm to 6am at 5-6 weeks and 8-8 at about 12 weeks.

Then I had one that didn't so it until a year.

Both treated the exact same way, just your luck really.

SilkCutMama Mon 14-Jul-08 23:29:12

Mine is 3 and still hasn't slept through the night. I hate y'all wink

Desiderata Mon 14-Jul-08 23:37:32

I don't blame you, silk grin

Mine gets up in the night, but he sleepwalks straight into our bed.

We never feel a thing!

Balthamos Mon 14-Jul-08 23:52:33

I am the lady with rude awakening later on!!! DD slept through from about 5 weeks old...11pm/midnightish until about 9am. We couldn't believe our luck and i thought this whole baby business was sooooo easy.

Then we hit teething at 5 months and she has NEVER slept through since.
Not once and she is one in a week! We think we are lucky if she sleeps three hours in a row!!! They all have phases and nothing stays the same!

Desiderata Mon 14-Jul-08 23:54:55

Sorry, but my ds never even have a problem with teething grin

I didn't notice, he didn't notice. One day he had no teeth, the next day he had loads. No dribbling, no thing.

I put it down to my bad habits wink

As I say, sometimes you just drop lucky.

NumberJill Mon 14-Jul-08 23:58:42

Sorry, ds1 slept through 8 til 8 at 6 weeks, and always has.

He's now 5.

Ds2 has always been a bit of a nightmare, and now he's two he STILL sleeps less than his brother.

TattooedGrrrl Tue 15-Jul-08 11:29:53


* Looks at 9mth old who won't stop feeding at night and shakes head *

cali Tue 15-Jul-08 11:38:16

DD2 has just slept all night for the last 2 nights, pity it's taken her nearly 11 months to do so. grin

DD1 from about 4 weeks would feed at about 11-12pm and sleep until about 6-7, both bf , just completely different.

Morloth Tue 15-Jul-08 13:26:56

Another sleeper here, from 11pm-6am from about 2 weeks (though that little bugger would feed and feed before 11).

Actually DS has been pretty easy all round on the sleep front. Yet another reason to worry whether to have another one. I think I may be due one of those rude awakenings.

chunkypudding Tue 15-Jul-08 16:58:33

wht wht why did i even open this thread???

there is nothing here for the likes of me.

tis a whole different world and i can't even BEGIN to imagine it

((chunky dreams of even just one lovely full nights sleep and then gets giddy with the thought of several in a blissful row...)

oh well love ds to bits n bet he can do something your dcs can't... grin

keevamum Tue 15-Jul-08 21:55:28

My DD1 did sleep through the night from 2 weeks old. She never woke in the night for food she put on masses of weight and we never had a rude awakening. She always has slept through she is now 8. However, DD2 came along and never slept through until she was 2!!! So no smugness left at all.hmm

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