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i'm just wondering...since most of what i've read or been told is by mainstream people who seem to think DD should've been sleeping through the night for awhile now (even though she's only 7 months!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
i know all kids are different, but...what can i loosely expect? she used to sleep a 5-9 hour stretch pretty much every night since about 3-4 weeks of age (lucky, i know), but that went out the window at around 5 months.
 

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Reliably, 9 out of 10 nights- around 2.5 for us. Like your dd, mine sttn early, then stopped. Then it was off and on (sometimes for a couple months, then not again) through the 2 yr molars. After all the 2 yr molars were in she pretty much sttn most every night.<br><br>
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Age 3 or 4 for most nights, the occasional night at 2 or 2.5 (and I'm thinking 8+ hours here, even though the technical deffinition of STTN is 5 hours.) For 5 hours straight, we had some nights by a year old, but not every night. Maybe age 2 or so? DS even had a few nights of that at 6 weeks, before I went back to work (when he promptly started nursing more at night.)
 

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At 17 mos, My DS does not sttn.
 

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i'm just checking in here to see what others have to say.<br>
mine's 4.5 and has slept through a solid eight hours exactly <i>once</i>.<br>
so i'm curious what the norm is.
 

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Still waiting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
One of my 4yo usually STTN, the other one STTN once every 2 weeks or so. My 2yo pretty much never STTN, maybe every other week. All 3 self weaned for a long time ago (not at the same time).
 

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DD STTN at about 4, ds doesn't he's 28 months, I'm not really expecting him to for a while!
 

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Mine did about 18 months and as she hits three does it 99.9 percent of the time now in our bed or hers, wherever she chooses that night.
 

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My almost six month old sure doesn't. He does one nice four hour stretch starting at about 8 PM every night, then we're up every 1.5-2 hours after that.<br><br>
My family Dr. is very supportive of co-sleeping, also has four kids of her own and told me they start to sleep well when they're about five. So I've got a long way to go!
 

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My DS did not start STTN the night (even on freak occasions) until he was about 14 months. Now at 17 months, he still only STTN once a week. Even as an infant, he never slept for more than 3-4 hour stretches.
 

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"i know all kids are different, but...what can i loosely expect? she used to sleep a 5-9 hour stretch pretty much every night since about 3-4 weeks of age (lucky, i know), but that went out the window at around 5 months."<br>
You know she has been STTN when she was younger <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.<br>
In medical terms STTN means a 5 hour stretch.<br>
My 9m.old DD wakes up at least every 3 h to nurse.
 

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my 28 mo: sometimes yes, sometimes no.<br>
my 8 mo: no way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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DS2 is 10 months, a relatively good sleeper - but only occasionally does a 6+ hr stretch these days. Mostly it's up every few hours.<br><br>
DS1 was never a good sleeper. At about 2yrs he was starting to sleep through on many nights. At 3 it's rare that he has an awake "episode" during the night where he really needs some comforting. (DH sleeps with him anyway)
 

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My 27 month old DD has not changed her sleep pattern appreciably since 10 weeks - waking every 2 hours on most (good) nights. Bad nights, every hour. We've had 3 occasions where she slept a 4 hour stretch (but then woke every 2 hours after that) - those times were unusual and preceded by long/stressful days (travel, a funeral, that kind of thing).<br><br>
So, wow, to hear "didn't STTN until 14 months" and "only STTN 95% of the time now" etc. is a little discouraging for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Pre-baby I would wake up feeling refreshed (I liked 9 or 10 hours of sleep!). Now, even after good nights, I feel like a zombie for a while, though by afternoon I almost always feel fine. But if I get 2 or more bad nights in a row, I fall apart. I have problems functioning. I am crabby and can't concentrate, get angry at myself and others, and am not the greatest mom. Ai.
 

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DD1 was 3y, DD2 is only 1y so we obviously are not expecting it anytime soon.
 

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Still waiting at 20 months. DD wakes up every 1-2 hours...sometimes I'll get lucky and she might go 2.5 - 3 hours. I'm going out of my mind. The past two weeks, she's been waking 8-10 times a night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Still waiting at 20 months. DD wakes up every 1-2 hours...sometimes I'll get lucky and she might go 2.5 - 3 hours. I'm going out of my mind. The past two weeks, she's been waking 8-10 times a night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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What she said, except my toddler is almost 26 months old.
 

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my DD is 29 months and wakes up usually once, sometimes twice, rarely never. she usually wants a bottle or just to come into our bed. but sometimes, she decides to wake up at 4 or 5 am and play for an hour before going back down. I really think it depends on the individual child.<br><br>
she WAS one of those babies who slept through the night from day ONE. I actually had to wake her for feeding as a newborn. then, around 6 months, she started the wakings and they got progressively worse, hit bottom at 13-16 months when she'd wake frequently and want to stay up and play all hours of the night, and then very slowly got better, stabilized at a baseline of once per night around two years.<br><br>
Reading the stories of people who are REALLY sleep deprived has helped me realize our situation is pretty darn good and she's just a little kid who needs her parents at night as well as in the day. It's not convenient or fun, but it's okay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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heh, I'm 33 years old and I still don't sleep through the night. I get up to pee or get a drink at least once every single night =) My kids are all the same way, but they are old enough to do their own bathroom and drinking duties now. Although occasionally my 5 year old still wants help. My kids became able to deal with their own nightly stuff somewhere between 2 and a half and 4. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
but since yours has slept in 9 hour stretches before, I'm sure she'll start doing that again soon. Really. *pat* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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