Update: My girl (6 months now) still wakes up twice a night. We even switched to formula (not because of sleep). Formula has not helped her sleep for us it is just a myth people say!
My baby slept through the night at this age and has done ever since, his now just over a 1 years old. It’s okay for them to sleep through the night at this age as long as you increase there day milk. They need 24 ounces in 24 hours
Yeah, but what does 8-10 hours truly mean?!?. That could mean baby sleeps but still dreamfeeds during that time. Not necessarily sleeping the full time without eating and if that is the case, it is extremely rare. Is that baby primarily on formula? That stays in the system longer. Just so many factors ya know. My LO is three months and he still wakes up to eat anywhere between 2-3 times now but finally mastered dream eating and not waking up and staying up. I take that as a win. Try not to change her diaper, I found that was stimulating and he would take a bit to put back to bed. Now he just falls right back asleep after doing his thing. You are still super mom, do whatever is working for you and your baby! You must let these things go in one ear and out the other! That was one of the hardest parts for me, especially when family or friends would make comments.
My two month old has been sleeping through the night since he was 3weeks, it scared me at first and I’d wake up to check on him but he sleeps just fine. He wakes usually between 3-4 to eat. We just started him on a schedule at night with a bath and bottle while reading to him so he gets into the routine of bed time. Sometimes he drifts right off and sometimes he gets fussy but I just rub his back and he usually drifts right off.
The one thing I've learned from having my first child is that every child is different. Sometimes babies are more attached to their moms and more anxious without them....so they cry more, need to be picked up more, wake more often, or need mom to go to sleep. Other babies arent like that and sleep 12 hours. If yours is one that wakes every few hours, and theres nothing medically wrong, then thats just how your baby is going to be until they feel comfortable enough to go to sleep and stay asleep without you. I dont believe in cry it out. Its extremely selfish in my opinion. And my daughter didnt start sleeping 12 hours thru the night until she was almost a year. Was it hell getting up all the time and being so sleep deprived? Yes. But now at 2.5 years old she sleeps thru the night just fine, will put herself back to sleep, and is incredibly independent and smart. I dont regret a minute of comforting her all those sleepless nights.
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