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#1 of 6 Old 05-21-2013, 08:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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On average, my daughter (2 months) sleeps in about 4-hour sessions at night. But every once in awhile, she sleeps longer, about six or seven hours.  This is fairy recent, within the past two weeks.  Is this too early for this behavior?


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Babies are ready to sleep through the night at different ages. One of mine was 2 years old, and one did within a week of birth. The things to watch for are to make sure she is getting enough to eat. Is she growing well? Is she producing plenty of wet and dirty diapers? If so, I'd let it be. If not, I'd wake her up.
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She is certainly producing diapers of both varieties and has been gaining weight.


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My daughter started sleeping 6 hour stretches around that time too.  She regressed at around 4 months but was back to sleeping 6 hour stretches by 6 months again.  Sounds like she's doing great, though it's good to be prepared for changes in the sleep cycles.  It's not always progressive.  But Mamazee is right that wet and poopy diapers is what to watch. 

 

The only other thing to consider is your supply if you're nursing.  I found that once my daughter started sleeping more at night I had a supply dip, so I had to start pumping once before bed.  I don't think it's necessary to wake the baby, but it's just something to consider.  Enjoy the sleep!


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If you baby is gaining weight and is healthy, I would count my blessings and sleep

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My first child was like that...the second one, not so much. I'd say enjoy the sleep if you're lucky enough to have it.
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