To let her sleep this much?
DippyDiplodocus · 09/10/2018 08:54
Looking for some advice please.
DD1 is 10.5 weeks old.
Evening routine is generally last feed at 10/10:30pm, settle and bed (including me & DH) by around 11pm.
She has been settling then waking herself up again after around 20 mins. I try to leave her so she can settle herself back down, which she normally manages without intervention. If I do have to help her it's usually giving her a dummy or rocking Moses basket until she goes back to sleep. When she wakes she's not crying, just making noise/stirring.
I sleep quite lightly and notice that she repeatedly wakes in the night/stirs but she goes back to sleep within a minute or two so I leave her and don't get up unless she wakes up and cries.
Yesterday morning she made it to 7am without crying and this morning 8am.
Is it ok to leave her that long at this age, should I be waking her sooner?
Output is good and regular, plenty of wet nappies and she poos every couple of days. She's bottle fed, our HV said to expect a lower frequency of pooing than when she was on breastmilk.
Thank you for any advice
Pollypanda · 09/10/2018 09:00
Sounds like you’re doing great. At that age I wouldn’t leave her to cry, but you’re not doing that so I don’t see a reason to change anything. If she needed you for a feed, cuddle, anything at all, she’d let you know. Sleeping in until 8am sounds heaven - my 11mo did the same this morning and he normally wakes at 6 so enjoy it while it lasts all the best x
MatildaTheCat · 09/10/2018 09:02
My eldest slept a similar stretch from 5weeks. Second dc not so much!
Count your blessings and enjoy.
ExFury · 09/10/2018 09:02
Enjoy it while it lasts. Growth spurts and teething can easily knock a good routine out of kilter so get as much sleep/relaxation in while she’s sleeping a lot.
Some babies sleep a lot and some hardly any, mostly they chop and change between the two so just go with the flow as long as she’s feeding and peeing as she should be.
Popcornandbuttons · 09/10/2018 09:03
Sounds like you are both doing really well. Enjoy the sleep and don't worry about it. If she doesn't wake up crying she's getting enough milk during the day/ she must not be that hungry. Some babies just naturally sleep well I think (neither of mine did sadly).
DippyDiplodocus · 09/10/2018 09:07
Thank you all for the reassurance! It's quite novel getting so much sleep and quiet time. Wonder how long it will last...
silkpyjamasallday · 09/10/2018 09:11
I'd keep doing what you're doing, I took my HV advice to wake DD every two hours for feeds as she was a very sleepy baby at first (they thought she had jaundice due to her skin tone as she is mixed race, and scared my shitless about her starving to death in her sleep, tests showed no jaundice but I was anxious after all their fussing so kept doing it until she was no longer a newborn) and now she still doesn't bloody sleep at 2 years old. As long as she is gaining weight, weeing and pooing enough just enjoy the sleep!
WineAndTiramisu · 09/10/2018 09:12
Enjoy it! Mine was like that, and slowly worsened so enjoy it while it lasts
MrTrebus · 09/10/2018 09:14
Mine was like this too!! Its fabulous enjoy it and don't wake her.
Singlebutmarried · 09/10/2018 09:50
My DD did this.
Then started waking in the night at 3 years old. That was a shock to the system 😂😂
EssentialHummus · 09/10/2018 10:02
She's beautiful OP! Sounds like she's doing great. I know a couple of one year olds she needs to have a word with!
DippyDiplodocus · 09/10/2018 10:12
Thank you Hummus I am rather proud, can't believe we managed to create such a beautiful child. And she sleeps! A miracle I think
UserName31456789 · 09/10/2018 10:14
The important thing at that age is to feed and comfort on demand. By the sounds of it that's what you're doing - you're just lucky that the demand isn't too high!
Wherearemycarkeys · 09/10/2018 10:31
My baby was almost too well behaved and i felt like I was doing something wrong too ... Always slept through and I was panicking because all I'd heard was people saying how I'd get no sleep and I didn't understand why I was getting 8 hours a night easily! He's now much older and strong and healthy and still loves a long lie in. Just got lucky!
Senac32 · 09/10/2018 17:49
When I had my 3rd one of the nurses in the hospital told me that some babies sleep through the night from birth!
Hard to believe, all of mine were well over a year old before they did that.
For the OP, I'm not an expert, but I believe that the only reason to wake a baby up for a feed is if he/she is slow to thrive or has any medical problem.
SpoonBlender · 09/10/2018 17:59
Everyone is envious! Well done on winning the lottery Dippy! Here's hoping she carries on like that :)
Simoane91 · 10/10/2018 02:30
I wish I could say this about my nine month old. Keep up the good work
DippyDiplodocus · 10/10/2018 12:17
We had our third night of relatively food sleep last night, so hoping this trend continues
DippyDiplodocus · 10/10/2018 12:17
Good, not food sleep! Although food sleep does sound appealing
Mildmanneredmum · 10/10/2018 12:21
Well, she looks OK to me..... Mine both did this. They actually slept MORE when they got to the teenage years, and I think my DS would live in bed if he could. But then, so would I. Sounds like you're doing a great job!
Olderbyaminute · 10/10/2018 12:41
Aww precious! She looks like a doll! Some babies are more relaxed and sleep better than others in their peer group (I’m side eyeing my 18-year old who wasn’t that way lol)
Tinty · 10/10/2018 12:51
OP what a lovely picture. .
My DD did this, slept all night from about 2 weeks went to bed 7 pm, woke her for a bf at 11 pm and she would sleep until 8 am. She also slept for 3 hours in the morning and afternoon too! I thought that there was something wrong with her and plucked up the courage to talk to the HV and she told me I was really lucky and just had a really sleepy baby. .
To be fair my DS never slept or it felt like it for 6 years!
Anyhoo, DD is now a teenager and I have struggled to get her to bed before 10 pm since about 7 years old, lots of reading in her bedroom until she is tired! she does still sleep all night though, but bounds out of bed full of the joys of spring at 6 or 7 in the morning, weekdays and weekends! .
Maybe she got all her sleep covered in the first few years. .
I had a very sensible cousin who had twins (good birth weights), and her midwife told her to wake them up in the night to feed them, I shan't repeat what she said. . Needless to say she didn't and they are both full grown perfectly happy adults now.
combatbarbie · 10/10/2018 12:58
Definately leave her.....and then await the sleep regression phase lol
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