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Peppery123 · 21/03/2021 20:17

So after 5 long, sleep deprived months my dd actually slept the night through last night (hajelullia!) The first time since shes been born...
However, dh thinks this is a fluke and she will be waking again. As hes heard of that happening with his colleagues babies etc

Can I ask everyone whos had babies do you remember the first time they slept through, did it continue as in "5 nights in a row" example ? Just bracing myself now....

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SquigglePigs · 21/03/2021 20:18

For us it wasn't a fluke as in one off but also didn't mean it was better every single night. It was the start of some good nights more often. Hope it is for you too.


DramaAlpaca · 21/03/2021 20:19

I can remember the first night DS1 ever slept through.

The fact that I can't remember what subsequent nights were like suggests that he probably didn't. Sorry!


Peppery123 · 21/03/2021 20:23

This is exactly what I think will happen. Shes been the worse sleeper since birth..i just dont see her doing it this early.

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Gemzee · 21/03/2021 20:23

We were incredibly lucky, our only child currently age 2yrs 8mths slept through for the first time age 12 weeks (like 9pm till 6 or 7am I think). My DH thought it was a fluke/thought it wasn't right.."should we wake him for some milk!?"!
He did then miss his overnight bottle for a few weeks.
He is on average a very good sleeper (7pm-7am now), however, he has had his moments, teething, colds, sleep regressions and they are tough, really tough but I think its because we get so used to him sleeping through.
It is very likely your baby will sleep through now ... until they dont!
Not the best answer but it is my honest one Smile


Peppery123 · 21/03/2021 20:24

Thanks..need these positve vibes. Feel like I'VE not slept for 5 long months

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Easterbunnygettingready · 21/03/2021 20:27

My pfb had never slept through as at 8 months she was still in our room. Cold pokey flat!!.
When we moved she went in wjr own room the first night.. When we both woke me and dp were scared to go see her tbh as she hadn't woke us! Slept through ever since. Youngest was 9 months and stopped bf during the night. Sleep deprivation necessity.. Slept through on the third night... Ever since and now 6...


brokengate · 21/03/2021 20:27

Dd did this last week and did two, then two bad, then last night good. I think for me it's given me the confidence she can do it. So she stirred once and I shushed her gently and she went back down. Whereas normally I would start feeding her. Good luck!


SquigglePigs · 21/03/2021 20:28

I do feel for you. DD is 2yrs 3months now and sometimes I feel like the sleepless nights phase was just a bad dream but I do remember how painful it was! I hope things improve for you.


Aroundtheworldin80moves · 21/03/2021 20:31

My DD slept through from 2.5.

Years, not months!
I think (hope!) She was extreme. We had periods of 6-8hrs sleep regularly though... Just not every night. Or at a convenient time. Or tag teaming it with her elder sister....

They all get there eventually. I have to drag her out of bed on school mornings now.


Warsawa31 · 21/03/2021 20:35

Yeah it's never a black and white situation - they sleep better more often until regressions and teething etc.

But to be fair 5 months is still really little so the fact she can sleep all night now is a good sign - best advice is expect them Not too and when they do it's a blessing.

Our DD is 2 and had slept 99/100 nights through since around 9 months so we have been very Lucky - but again when regressions etc happen they are a bit of a killer


LouiseTrees · 21/03/2021 20:36

Mine slept through pretty consistently once she slept through


B33Fr33 · 21/03/2021 20:39

Generally consistent. First one 7 months; second 2 months. Third one is 5 years and I will let you know. Hmm


Peppery123 · 21/03/2021 20:40

Thanks everyone. Shes been down for 2 hours...fingers crossed.
She did from 6.50pm to 6am last night when its standard for her to wake minimum twice for milk feeds as doesnt soothe any other way so relief.

@LouiseTrees what age was yours?

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Spied · 21/03/2021 20:40

I can't remember when my dc started sleeping through.
Pretty sure that when they did I was still up every hour checking them.
They are pre-teen now and they still catch me doing a check if I get up for the looHmm


RelaisBlu · 21/03/2021 20:44

DD1 slept through the night consistently from 10 weeks old.
This lulled me into a false sense of security with DD2 who woke every 2 hours for nearly a year.
It was a nightmare for which I was completely unprepared! But as far as I can remember when she started to sleep through it continued


LouiseTrees · 21/03/2021 21:36

6 weeks. Started being a trouble for a few weeks at a time when teeth were coming through but pretty consistent otherwise. 10pm to 8am


OddestSock · 21/03/2021 22:09

Dd2 slept through her first night. I left hospital feeling so smug that i had created a baby who slept through the night from the get go.

Then she proved me wrong and didn't sleep through again for 2.5 years!


WithTeaTree · 21/03/2021 22:48

DD slept through for the first time at 4 months, on Christmas Day night (hence me remembering it). It was a one off - since then she’s done it twice, sort of.


Peppery123 · 22/03/2021 07:19

So it was a fluke...she was up twicr but first time managed to settle her without milk! Woo hoo which shows to me she didnt need the night feeds.

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ChazP · 22/03/2021 07:32

My daughter slept through at 9 weeks old (we were very very very lucky with her!) and once she slept through the first night, that was pretty much it.

My son, on the other hand....ugh! I do remember the first time he slept through the night. He was 10 months old and it was the night BEFORE we were having a consultation with a sleep expert because he’d been such a nightmare from birth! Apparently, that’s not all that unusual. That first night was a fluke, though - it took 3 more nights with the sleep trainer before he slept through again and from that point it was better.

Fingers crossed this wasn’t a fluke for you!


HeyDuggeesCakeBadge · 22/03/2021 07:45

My DD is 6 and never slept through other than 2 glorious nights when she was 1. DS 4 slept through from about 4 weeks, he had a horrid few months at 7 months until 1 year but after that has merrily slept through.


Wiredforsound · 22/03/2021 07:55

Mine was 5 years old. Went to sleep about 7.30 happy as a clam, but was up by 3.30am ready to start his day. I used to do my shopping at 5am in the nearby 24 hour Tesco just for something to do. He got better once he started school, but he’s 12 now and sometimes he gets up and putters about or has a shower about 4.30am. I know this because I’m the same!


Ifixfastjets · 22/03/2021 08:01

I remember he first time both of mine slept through... I panicked. Thought they were broken!
As others have said, mine slowly got used to it. Started off with an odd one sleeping through. Then more sleeping through than not.
Also, it depends on when you sleep.
Dd used to go to bed about 7. Have a feed about 11, then sleep until 7.

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