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lovely36 Sat 04-Nov-17 10:30:13

My LO is almost 3 months and is sleeping about 4 hours straight now. How long does your baby sleep and when did he/she start sleeping longer? I'm exhausted from waking up every 2/3 hours

crazycatlady5 Sat 04-Nov-17 12:15:33

I hate to tell you this but there are lots of regressions and growth spurts to come. My 9 month old currently sleeps 7-1 and then wakes every hour. It’s a phase like everything else and there are good weeks and bad weeks.

However not all babies are the same and you might have a unicorn baby that starts sleeping through smile

FATEdestiny Sat 04-Nov-17 14:10:20

It's like asking how long is a piece of string.

There are things you can do to encourage less night wakes. Calorie load by lots of good feeds in the daytime. Plenty of daytime sleep so not over tired. Have an independant way to get baby to go to sleep. Don't move baby when already asleep... there's loads more.

RaeCJ82 Sat 04-Nov-17 14:18:12

My DD started sleeping through (8 hour - 10 hour) stints at around 14-16 weeks. She was big at birth though and I think this can help with sleeping through early. However, we got to around 18 weeks and she started waking up every 1-2.5 hours and would need her dummy to settle. She’s 23 weeks now and her sleep is finally getting better. She settles herself the majority of the time without the need for her dummy.
She has her first cold at the moment and I thought she’d sleep horrendously last night but, apart from needing an extra feed, she didn’t do too badly at all.

MrsBriteSide Sat 04-Nov-17 21:48:01

Four hours straight at 3 months old is pretty good. My baby didn't sleep for 4 hour chunks at night until about 4 months old. To answer your question on when babies sleep for longer, my DD has been sleeping for longer the older she gets and now at 6 months old regularly sleeps for 6 hours at a time during the night and twice now has slept from 6.30pm to 5am - hurrah!! We didn't seem to go through a 4 month sleep regression like many on these boards (maybe because she'd never slept through so not much to regress...)

It's tough going when your sleep is broken every night but try to take a nap during the day time during these early months and remember that baby's sleep can change from one day to the next. Tonight might be a better night!

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