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Old 12-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

We cosleep with our 10-week old, and plan to for at least a year, but we aren't BFing. (I wanted to, but stopped at a month due to lots of issues) I haven't heard of anyone else that cosleeps but doesn't breastfeed, though I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Is it impossible to have a baby that sleeps all night if you cosleep? It seems like I always hear how often babies/toddlers are up at night in cosleeping situations. (and I totally understand for BFing reasons, but in my case T only wakes for a bottle every 4-5 hours at night)
Does anybody have a baby or toddler that STTN while cosleeping? Any other FFing cosleepers?

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Old 12-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

hey mama, i can't really answer this question well since we BF, but it seems to me that cosleeping would facilitate a good sleeper, regardless if you're bfing. being close to mom & dad usually = feeling safe, so i bet your LO will sleep well
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:24 PM   #3
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Re: Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

My son will be 5mo the 14th and he doesn't sleep through the night and we cosleep
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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Re: Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

there's been an occasional night here and there that DD goes a LONG time without waking at night - I don't know that I'd say she STTN, but still quite a while... and we BF, so I would expect her to wake more often.

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, no. DS will be 12mos in a week and still only sleeps 3-4 hours at a time, to my dismay. We still BF, although he only wakes maybe twice to actually eat. The rest of the time he just wants his "security booby." Lol.
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Re: Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

DS got BM until he was 6 months old, he was FF from then on out and has not in his entire life slept more then 3 hours at a time. I hope that he is an exception though. And, yes we co-sleep.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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Unfortunately, no. DS will be 12mos in a week and still only sleeps 3-4 hours at a time, to my dismay. We still BF, although he only wakes maybe twice to actually eat. The rest of the time he just wants his "security booby." Lol.


No other mamas who cosleep and ff? I didn't want to start this post with "am I the only one"... because the answer is always no, but maybe it's true this time!
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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Re: Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

great thread. actually something I am curious about because I honestly do not know any co-sleepers IRL where they are not BFing or their kids are not waking all night every night. I have to disagree that co-sleeping means that your child will be a good sleeper. First of all, everyone can have a different opinion of what a "good sleeper" is. From personal experience, both my girls have been much better sleepers in their cribs than with us although we did co-sleep for the first four months for each girl. The older went from waking several times at night to STTN for 12 hours in just a few days. The younger (4.5 months) nurses once or twice a night which is WAY better than our nights co sleeping. I do feel that a child can be taught to feel secure in their crib. OP, I am not trying to pressure you to change your sleeping situation, just putting in my two cents that co-sleeping does not necessarily mean a good sleeper.
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:43 PM   #9
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Re: Do any of you co-sleeping mamas have babies that sleep through the night?

My current baby is 8 months. I switched him to formula completely around 6/7 months. At first he was still comfort nursing at night but not getting anything, now he has given that up. Yes, he does sleep pretty much all night as long as he is in bed with me. The nights I try to put him to sleep in his own bed, he usually ends up joining me in bed before morning. So yes, we co-sleep pretty much and he is now formula fed and sleeping through the night most nights. But I'm not sure how early you could expect that. My first 2 boys were formula fed from the first month or so and did not sleep all night for several months. The next 5 were breastfed and did not sleep all night until closer to 8 to 10 months, some were older before it was consistent. This last guy just started sleeping all night on a consistent basis recently. I think it's possible to work out for you that way, but likely not until the baby is a bit older.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:56 PM   #10
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DD has slept through from about 5 weeks on but we BF (and I rarely tell people about the STTN... they hate me for it!) Every once in a while she will nuzzle in and nurse but she's a serious sleeper overall.
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