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Old 03-28-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Sleeping through the night?

How old were your DC when they started sleeping through the night? D will be 8 months on the 13th () and he's only slept through the night 4 or 5 times. I've tried sleeping with him, putting him in the pack and play in our room, putting him in his room in the crib, and "tanking" him up on food before bed. He wakes up every night, at the same time. I'm starting to dread 0200. Were I a SAHM, it wouldn't be a big deal....but I have to get up by 0530 most days. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
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at the beginning of four months. He'd go to bed around 7:30,8 PM and wake at 6. We did a "dreamfeed" though at 10:30 for months and months. That worked well for us and became routine. He'd often not even wake up for it, and just eat and keep sleeping, or, if he did wake, he was used to the routine so he'd settle back down. he sleeps in his crib.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:09 PM   #3
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

We tried dreamfeeding as well. It would only stretch how long he slept til he woke up by 30-45 minutes. I've tried putting him to bed earlier, as well as later. He is still up once or twice at night, then up for the day by 0530.
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

mine didn't sleep through until they were 15 or 16 months old. and now they are waking again, so i am no help at all!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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With DD it was from 6 mo. on. She only woke up when either a) sick or b) teething.
Now with DS it's a completely different story *sigh* He's sleeping 12hrs through on and off since he's ~9 mo. old, but since he was pretty much teething nonstop from 4 mo. til he was 18 mo., in total I might have had 3 weeks worth of completely undisturbed sleep! The rest he'd wake up either shortly after we put him down to sleep or in the middle of the night!
He's now 20 mo. old and still has nights where he's waking up at 5am; which is when I then give him a bottle w/milk and he goes back to sleep til 7am.
Both of my kids were/are on a schedule (after following their cues) with naps and bed time etc. and yet they're both so different.
The only thing I'm thankful for is that DS won't make a fuss when putting him down. He knows nap- and bedtime is for sleeping and is very willing, telling me even 'night night' as soon as I put him down
I always envied those moms who had babies who'd sleep through the night from early on.. I can only hope that DS will eventually do so aswell.

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Re: Sleeping through the night?

DS slept through the night for the first time at 2 years and 9 months. Yes, almost 3 years old. DD wakes twice a night now at days shy of a year.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:13 PM   #7
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Lets see.. Oldest dd was 8 1/2 weeks, 2nd dd was 12 weeks (ex-h had her nights and days mixed up because when he'd take care of her at night he had all the lights on and the tv so she thought it was play time.. i put an end to that tho..) , Dd 15 weeks, 3rd dd.. 10 weeks

and I'm not really for sure how "i" did it..
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

Both of my older kids slept through on a regular basis (from 7:30 till 7:30) at 10 months, because I was pregnant and panicking at the thought of waking up with another baby at night.

My third, though, has been more stubborn and only now is sleeping through with any kind of regularity.

My kids don't sleep through until we "encourage" it, LOL.
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

So I just suck it up until HE decided to rest more than a few hours at a time? Sigh.
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

Ds1 was *3* *WEEKS*. Ds2 is 19 months and nowhere near sleeping through the night. He doesn't even wake up to eat..he just wakes up.
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