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Ftm2015 Thu 07-Jan-16 19:23:55

When will my baby sleep through the night?? He is nearly 13 weeks old. From around 8 weeks he has gone from his 630 feed through to around 2 to 3am for his next feed. This has been pretty steady for the past few weeks a few times he went to 430.

The last few nights I decided to try and give him his dummy. I stressed that I was starving him but he went to 6/630 but not without waking loads for his dummy. I felt I was putting myself under too much pressure and him too. So last night I decided if he woke I would feed him. I gave him 5 feeds during the day so he was quite full when he went to bed. He spent until 4 didn't wake for dummy at all so I fed him. Sleep was a bit disturbed from then but he slept until 7.

Basically I don't know if he is waking as habit or if he really needs it. I mean how do I know if it is just comfort for dummy or hunger? I guess it's trial and error? I shouldn't complain as going from 7 until 4 is pretty good and I guess I am expecting too much as some of my friends had babies that slept through the night at 12 weeks.

He is a very good contented baby. Any advice or experience welcome!! Xx

Eminybob Thu 07-Jan-16 19:36:12

my DS was nowhere near sleeping though at 13 weeks. Apart from the odd fluke night he didn't consistently sleep though until he was about 9 months. I think that what your DS is doing is pretty normal, even quite good compared to a lot of babies.

I think what you are doing is fine.

Ftm2015 Thu 07-Jan-16 19:54:08

Thanks for replying. I honestly think that I just need to seriously chill out and stop stressing about it. He will seep through when he is ready I guess!! X

manateeandcake Thu 07-Jan-16 19:59:02

6.30 till 2 or 3 is really good for his age! Most babies need to feed at least once in the night until around 6 - 9 months. I'd count myself lucky if I were

dementedpixie Thu 07-Jan-16 20:02:53

7 until 4 is sleeping through the night really!. I fully expected a night waking until 6 months old. Ds didn't drop his last night feed until 8 months. Totally normal sleep pattern for that age

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