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I'm a first time mom, my husband and I welcomed our daughter on Jan 18th, 2011. She is amazing, very active for her age, she is on Similac Advanced and growing fast. With that said, I have few friends that had babies recently and their little bundles of joy already sleeping through the night, our little munchkin still wakes up anywhere two to three times a night. My husband and I are working as a team, but we both have OFF nights and it's starting get to us. Sleep deprivation is awful, the next day we call each other and apologize for the night before. My question is, when can we expect our little girl to start sleeping through the night or are there any secret tips on having a baby sleep soundly more than 4-5 hrs at a time? Any suggestions are welcomed.
My son is only going to be 4 weeks and I keep hearing from older family members that he should sleep through the night soon and I just don't think it is going to happen. It appears to me that he has night and day mixed up. He will fall asleep instantly after eating during the day and then at night he is awake from a half hour to 2 hours at a time. Sometimes screaming for no reason. Any suggestions??
My son is about to be 4 months old and has been sleeping through the night 6+ hours since he was about a month and a half. He is almost 4 months old and for the past month he has been sleeping between 9-11 hours at one time through the night. Honestly, we feel very blessed and I think it depends on the baby. There are a few things we noticed that help promote longer sleep. We have a sound machine and it is in his bed and he loves it. We keep it on all night long. It has the option for the womb sound but we have always used a brook sound. Very soothing. Also, our son never cared for being swaddled. He likes to be able to move his arms and legs and stretch through the night. We wrap him tight below the arms and cover his body fully but leave the leg area loose so that he can still move around. Maybe some of these tips will help.
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