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Honestly - when did your LO sleep 'through the night'?

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wigwam33 Tue 03-Feb-15 10:15:23

OK I know this is can be a tiresome topic (quite literally!) but I'm genuinely interested, given the anonymity of MN. When did your LO sleep through? By that I mean do a long stretch from the hours of midnight until about 6.30-7.00am on a regular basis (not just a one off fluke). And did you do a routine or attachment /responsive based or a mix? Please share!

I'm on DC number 2 and she is 3 1/2 months and currently wakes around 3 times between midnight and 7am. This is substantially worse since she turned 12 weeks, for some reason.

DC number 1 woke up at night until the age of 2 years 1 month. With him we co-slept and although he napped in the day regularly we didn't instigate any kind of fixed routine in the daytime, just one for bedtime (7.30am).

SnowwyJane Tue 03-Feb-15 17:01:58

My son (8 months) still hasn't slept through the night!
He has a day nap for 1 hour then an afternoon nap about 1 hour, bath bottle and bed every night.
The best we have so far is 7pm-4am-5/6am

Give me strength! Haha

MissYamabuki Tue 03-Feb-15 17:10:08

DD: from 11 weeks. No routine to speak of. Mixed fed, bottle before bedtime.

DS is 6 and 1/2 months and has slept for 8 hrs a night (his max) 2 or 3 times. Currently waking around 3 times a night <tears hair>. Night time routine, co sleeping occasionally. EBF, weaning hasn't made a difference.

<falls asleep briefly, wakes up with a start>

HeyMicky Tue 03-Feb-15 17:14:06

Dream feed to morning: 7 months
7-7: 10 months

Then she started waking at 5am confused

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 03-Feb-15 17:16:18

Somewhere between 4 and 5 months mine went to bed at 7pm and slept through till morning reasonably consistently unless ill.

EmilyCHN Tue 03-Feb-15 17:18:37

Our DS aged 3y and 2 months still wakes up 1-2 times a night.. easy to settle and always has been but he still manages to get us up. He used to cry in the night, and now he is verbal he calls for either me or my husband..We keep the lights off, don't talk to him and just settle him by reassuring him we are there, usually by rubbing his back or just tucking him in again.. Every kiddie is different and I spent so much energy in the first few years on why was he waking up when everyone else around me seemed to have had babies sleeping 7pm-7am but as soon as I stopped fighting it and learnt go with it, it became easier. I wish he had been a better sleeper as it is so hard dealing with chronic sleep deprivation as anyone with babies or less than great sleepers.. but good luck and hope it works out for you soon!

PotteringAlong Tue 03-Feb-15 17:20:04

DS is 3 years and 3 months and will still only sleep through 50% of the time. He's not slept through at all since last Thursday...

Haggisfish Tue 03-Feb-15 17:20:18

Once or twice but only when ill. Dd aged 4.5 ds aged 2. Sigh!

geekaMaxima Tue 03-Feb-15 17:20:33

12 months.

Responsive / attachment-y view of things, though a flexible bedtime routine had him in bed (in our room) around the same time every night. We just waited it out. At 12 months, he started sleeping through and we moved him to his own room.

HollyJollyDillydolly Tue 03-Feb-15 17:21:12

Dd is 20m and she still wakes probably 6/7 nights of the week.

Groovester Tue 03-Feb-15 17:22:02

DS - 8 weeks
DD (currently 4 months) - 9 weeks

No secret formula really. I do try and instigate a routine early on. Last feed is around 9/10pm and then she goes down til 7/8am. To begin with, her last feed was 11pm. We've been pulling that back to get her down slightly earlier.
Realise I'm very lucky. Putting it down to genetics!

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 03-Feb-15 17:22:44

I can't remember when they slept from midnight onwards consistently.

I had a strict daytime sleep routine with both and worked at getting them to self settle early on.
I was also conscious of getting enough daytime feeds in,and feed spacing.

I have always gone to them if they've cried/woken in the night and comforted them,but as soon as they got past the tiny baby stage,where they actually needed night feeds,they stayed in their cots unless ill.

I know some people would think this mean,but it was when <whispers> Gina Ford shock was more popular,and I took some (though not all) of her ideas,modified them to suit me,and it worked for me!

loudarts Tue 03-Feb-15 17:22:48

Dd1 was 10 weeks, ds1- 11 months, dd2 -12 weeks, dd3 -11 weeks, dd4 -15 weeks, Ds2 still doesn't at 14 months.

NaughtyDoggie Tue 03-Feb-15 17:23:09

7-5 from 8 weeks
7-6.30 from 12 weeks.
Routine from 2 weeks and slept in cot own room from 6 weeks.

Ladymoods Tue 03-Feb-15 17:24:00

They sleep through the night?

NaughtyDoggie Tue 03-Feb-15 17:24:41

Oh and forgot to add, didn't bother with 'dream feed' as didn't take much so just did last feed at 6.30/7

AugustaGloop Tue 03-Feb-15 17:24:45

DD1, slept from 8pm ish to 7ish with a feed around midnight from about 12 weeks, and then from 8 to 8ish from about 4 months

DD2 very similar, maybe a couple of weeks later.

Both mixed fed, largely on demand. The 3 active things I did to try to help were:
1 after about 8 weeks I tried to spot a natural routine developing during the day based on when they naturally fed and slept and tried to make plans around that to encourage that routine. This was easier for DD1.
2. once they started going for longer periods between feeds at night, I would do a dream feed as I was going to bed
3. Once they had slept for a long stretch over a period of days, if they did then wake up more quickly another night my starting assumption was that it was not hunger but some other need for comfort, so would not feed immediately and try to comfort in other ways first

nutelladipper Tue 03-Feb-15 17:25:37

DS was about 6 months (incidentally a week after moving to formula from breastmilk)
Dd was 8 months (also one week after I gave up breastfeeding).

Both had/have good/fairly set day time routines.


Chips1999 Tue 03-Feb-15 17:25:47

DS slept through about 8 hours a night from 12 weeks old and then started sleeping 12 hours a night regularly at about 17/18 weeks sold.

DD is 9 weeks old and has slept 8 hours a night for the last 3 nights so fingers crossed.

We don't really have a routine in the early days but aim for quiet time in the living room from 7pm, last feed 10/11pm and then into our bedroom in Moses basket.

RiverTam Tue 03-Feb-15 17:25:58

4.5 months. Not always. of course, but that was the first time and she'd do it pretty regularly.

DelphiniumBlue Tue 03-Feb-15 17:26:39

2 and a half, five , and seven sad Had 12 years of broken nights!

Nandocushion Tue 03-Feb-15 17:31:28

DD, 5 months, (flexible) routine. DS, responsive, 20 months.

GritStrength Tue 03-Feb-15 17:32:08

15 months, until which time was up every 3 hours for feeding <bitter>

Nandocushion Tue 03-Feb-15 17:32:19

I should point out that DS only slept through the night at 20 months because we switched from responsive to routine!

juniorcakeoff Tue 03-Feb-15 17:37:51

first 2 both 5 months ish, going to bed at 7-7.30ish after a feed, dreamfeed at 11 then feed between 6-6.30 up for the day. Made effort to help self-settle/get decent daytime naps, regular feeds during day. Never left to cry. Both used to have an extra night feed anytime between 2 and 4 but stopped this by themselves.

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