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  1. Jenna Retallack says:

    I’m jealous! My baby is 9, almost 10 months and like clockwork wakes up every three hours (or more often if teething). She naps pretty well, 60-90 minutes most often, twice a day. We put her down awake both at nap and bedtime and she fusses but falls asleep pretty quickly, no end in site for these night wakings tho! And she WILL NOT go back to sleep without the mom-snack, we’ve tried cuddles, reassuring pats and offering a soother but not sure what else to do without creating a new association. SIGH I’m tired

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Jenna,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m sorry to hear you’re having some trouble getting your daughter to sleep for long stretches at night. Most often, if baby is healthy and is still waking this often at 9 months, the issue is with the schedule. She may not be getting enough calories during the day, or she may have her naps not spaced correctly (overtiredness can cause night waking). There is also a sleep regression around this age that may be the culprit; we have an article on that here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-patterns/8-9-10-month-old-baby-sleep-regression/
      I hope this helps, but please let us know if we can help further! Good luck!

  2. Laura says:

    My first born started sleeping through (i.e. 12 hours without waking at all) at 22.5 months – 3 days before his baby brother was born 5 weeks premature so I count myself lucky that I am not waking with two children now! My first born has always been very small (on the 0.4 percentile or below for weight) and so I continued to breastfeed him at night until he was 17 months when my milk dried up due to my pregnancy. Then I think he woke out of habit for another 5 months or so and just needed reassuring and sometimes a drink of cows milk. It has been a really hard two years in therm so fmy sleep deprivation but he is just such a delightful confident little boy and I am glad I always responded when he needed me. I will definitely be doing some things differently with his baby brother (now 8 weeks) though – i.e. not nursing him to sleep and teaching him to fall asleep on his own in his cot from an earlier age! It can seem like it will never end – I did 5 or 6 times a night for months on end – but it does and I am so proud of my son for how he is sleeping ow. He also does a 2.5 hour nap each day at a regular time which i great for getting things done – I think he is also catching up on sleep from the last 2 years. I guess I will do that once my baby can go a bit longer than 3 hours between feeds!

    • Kimberly says:

      Hi Laura,
      Good for you! Sounds like you are really in tune with your son’s needs and that he has benefited in the long run for it. Happy to hear that you’ll take what you learned the first time around and apply it to help your younger son to get him on the road to healthy sleep habits as well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Si says:

    my daughter slept 10hours straight when she turned 3months and for another 3 months it was bliss! unfortunately at 6mths she got a cold and started waking every few hours. her doc advised me to feed her to settle her again so she gets extra fluids! then teething set in so breastfeeding at these wakings was also to “soothe” my baby. Well now now she is 11months and still waking 2-3 times to feed to complete her 9-10 hours night sleep..Did I spoil her into waking for night feedings? Somehow I feel she really does get hungry as rocking to sleep doesnt help…
    Wonder how long this will last and will she ever go back to sleeping at a stretch

    • Kimberly says:

      It sounds like she now has a sleep association in that she thinks she has to nurse to go back to sleep. This is where you’ll need to come up with a plan or a strategy to help her learn to fall asleep without the nursing. Depending on how much she’s eating during the day, at this age, she really is capable of going through the night with either no feeding or just one feeding which means that now it is just habit for her. I’d recommend reading through this series Nicole wrote about sleep training for ideas and tips on how you can teach her to learn to soothe herself back to sleep when she wakes at night: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/sleep-training-from-no-cry-to-cry-series-part-1/

  4. Sarah says:

    My daughter started sleeping 8 hours straight at around 5 1/2 months. My son started sleeping 11 hours at 6 1/2 months. I consider myself lucky in this regard. Napping is another story! 😀

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