Wow that's a lot. My older son Max slept 6 hours straight at night from 2 weeks old, by 3 months old it was 9 hours straight and by 6 months old it was 12 hours straight. I'm also a 1st time mum and couldn't believe it the first night I was home my lo didn't wake for just over 5 hours. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. My midwife told me to make sure she feeds every 4 hours as she has a tiny bit of jaundice, but i didn't set an alarm (I have a newborn baby-i thot she'd wake me!!) 2. I wouldn't go over 5 without a feeding..but enjoy the sleep! I wake her during the day every 3 hours to eat. It doesn't take much to make a newborn's mother happy...a shower, 5 hours of sleep, a shirt with no spit-up on the shoulder! – bjarkef Nov 27 '14 at 15:28 So I baby Noah was born on January 5 so he is 16 days old and he sleeps for 6 hours straight every night and there were two nights where he slept for 8 hours before waking up. Newborns sleep an average of 16 or 17 hours a day, with some babies needing a few hours more or less (even this young, babies are individuals). Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Good call on asking your doctor though. Your newborn will spend the majority of time sleeping, and the rest of their time eating - this is especially true for the first few weeks. Ok for newborn to sleep for 4.5 hrs straight? DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. I am constantly reading on here about babies that are sleeping through the night/12 hours straight. Naps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps) 1-2 years. Booooohoooo for me! 1. Periods of wakefulness averaged between 1 and 3 hours. Slept for 5 1/2 hours straight. She tend to be three hours between feeds i.e. I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. I have never forced a feed upon him. My second slept 5 hours straight the first night and did similarly or longer from then on. She cries and becomes very active when I put her down awake. He regularly sleeps for 4 1/2 to 5 hours a night before waking up for a feed and today when I had him weighed he is 9lbs which means he has gained 1lb 5oz in 10 days which midwife is happy with. Many of us (including pediatricians, authors of baby sleep books, and other baby sleep experts) use the term ‘sleep through the night’ to mean 8-10 (or maybe even 12!) My first baby was breastfed and she slept 8-10 hours straight at 8 weeks old. She loves sleeping in general, for the most part. i normally set my alarm to wake my lo up to feed as he is underweight but last nite i fed him b4 bed and he threw up about an ounce and was screaming like he had belly ache poor thing so i thought maybe im feeding him 2 much so i left my alarm off and left him to sleep and he woke up after 5 hours so i got an extra hour and he seems happier for it, he will b a month old on friday so i think im gonna start leaving him 2 wake himself up now. My second baby (also exclusively breastfed) did almost as well as my first, sleeping 8-10 hours straight at about 12 weeks old. He's longest feeding he was latched for 3 minutes, and he only ate every 3-4 hours (and that is not including his 6+ hour stretches at night). I asked my lo's ped the other day because she was sleeping 4-5 hours. So I wouldn't worry as long as LO (little one) is gaining the weight thats all that matters! When I had next midwife visit it was a different one and she said because baby weighed over 8lbs at birth it was fine to let her go up to 6 hours between feeds as long as she was feeding well. ... My DD slept 5 hours 2 nights in a row, but hasn't slept more than an hour since then. For the fastest help on, More posts in "June 2012 Birth Club" group, Create a post in "June 2012 Birth Club" group, the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information. However, they may sleep for only one or two hours at a time. As it was touched on by another commenter, physical health plays a large role in how much rest our mind and body needs. My second son was born at 6 pm, he nursed 4 times between than and midnight, then slept until 7 the next morning. Some newborns may sleep up to 18–19 hours a day. He is gaining weight and is not jaundice. Congrats! :) ) He is gaining weight and growing just fine, so the professionals just say let him sleep as much as he wants. Unless she was a preemie but if she was a healthy weight ti begin with I say just enjoy!! The average baby slept about 2.8 hours during the daytime 50% of babies slept between approximately 2 and 4 hours 96% of babies slept between 0.2 and 5.3 hours; 1 year old. If she’s wanting playtime in the middle of the night, sounds like schedule is off somewhere. I can't even imagine!! Last week my little guy (5 weeks at the time) slept 6.5-7.5 hours in a row for 3 nights straight. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. When  Lexi was small they told me not to let her go more than 4 hours, if they do not get enough milk when they are tiny they tend to sleep more as they have no energy to be awake! Lasted with occasional exceptions until about 5.5 months when he started waking 1-2 times a night. The only thing you should be worried about is why you aren't thanking your lucky stars you ended up with a sleeping newborn. My daughter slept like this straight out of the hospital. By Fionadeassis on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 - 12:26 am: OMG!! But she s made up for it by nursing for an hour this morning. On 5 hours of sleep I feel physically average but mentally primed. (His parents are very happy about this! Others sleep for 19 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). You can do sleep training pretty gently (doesn’t have to be CIO if that’s not your vibe). Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. Is she cluster-feeding at some point during the day/evening? I go by the "never wake a sleeping baby" rule!! Newborn sleep is erratic and unpredictable. I started Sleep and the City nearly 5 years ago because I was so compelled to help other new Moms, specifically with their sleep deprived overtired babies, when I was realized there was a huge lack of resources out there. I didn’t wake her but mentioned to the doctor at her appt, who said one 5-6 hour stretch in a 24 hour period was fine. :). For the fastest help on, More posts in "August 2009 Birth Club" group, Create a post in "August 2009 Birth Club" group, Breastfeeding: the trick to a comfy latch. The National Sleep Foundation found that newborns (from birth to age two months) sleep an average of 14 hours a day, give or take 4 hours. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. from start of one to start of next, so only sleeps for 2hours at a time most nights.. we've had a few nights with three hours sleep but mostly not as long as that.... during the day she sleeps for an hour max two at a time.. They were both amazing sleepers in the newborn stage. Not always, but every once in a while. On 4 hours of sleep, I feel and function at my best. Gosh wish my LO (little one) would sleep for that long!! For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. The mw told me I was to wake her after 4 hours - I set my alarm but Ella was having none of it. I'd just check with the dr and see what they say. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we've linked to here. In general, our daughter nursed for 30 minutes most feedings, had wake times of approximately 15 minutes following each feeding and … When I was into bodybuilding, I slept 5-7 hours a night. When my baby had jaundice I was also told this by one midwife, but baby was so sleepy, it took us an hour to wake her for a feed. The Health Visitor advised me differently -- she said there will normally be a point in the day where a baby will go for approx 5 hours without food - if it's during the night great. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. She is formula fed, eating 4 oz at a time, and gaining healthy weight. I feed him and change him and then we sleep again until about 9-10 am. Newborns should get 14–17 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period, says the National Sleep Foundation. 3. I once slept 17 hours. Newborn sleep times can vary widely. I make sure my lo feeds every 3 3 and a half hours max during the day and then let her dictate the feeds thru the night. Newborn sleeping 5 hours straight? For example, babies of an age range of 0-4 weeks can sleep for 4 stretch hours at max without any essence of food. Just over an hour later she woke herself demanding to be fed. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. I think this helps baby learn the difference between night and day. My daughter slept 8 hours by 8 weeks and 12 hours by 12 weeks. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. Some four-week-old babies sleep as little as 9 out of 24 hours. I put him down at 10pm after his feeding, and when my husband was leaving for work at 6:45am he asked if I ever fed the baby. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. My first fed day and night every 2 hours for the first 6 months. Mom Says Miracle Baby Pillow Spray Helps Her Newborn Sleep 10 Hours Straight Bloom and Blossom is a baby skincare line that promotes healthy and safe products to encourage babies to relax and sleep. As a 6-week-old baby, your newborn will sleep up to 18 hours for every 24 hour period - in their first few days of being alive, they’ll sleep even more! This product is displayed based on comments within this post. Does anyone else's lo sllep this long? This product is matched to user comments in this post. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. Well, now he’s back to his usual 3-4 hour stretch, followed by a couple of 2 hour stretches during the night. Remember, there's no such thing as spoiling a newborn, so it's OK to cuddle baby to help her doze off. My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. In those early weeks, your baby may rack up sleep hours like a college student home on winter break. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 Some say that babies are “sleeping through the night” when they can sleep for a 5-hour stretch without waking. Most also wake up at least every 3 hours to feed. We go to bed about 1 am and he wakes around 5-6 am. I wasnt expecting her to do so since she hasnt been sleeping well yet so i didnt find the need to set an alarm clock or anything. Newborn sleeping more than 6+ hours straight a night. He said to let her sleep. I havent gotten to set her down for more than a few minutes since then either. Be happy! My almost 5 week old has been having some stretches of sleep at night between 4.5-6 hours. Last night it was just over 5 hrs and the night before just under 5 hours. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. My son did that and has always been a great sleeper...and eater! How Long Will My Newborn Sleep? In the first few days, the average newborn sleeps between 16-18 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). But the range is considerable. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. But here's the catch: Most babies don't stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time, day or night, during the first few weeks of life. Response 1 of 5: I’d recommend taking cara babies :) around this time, the infamous 3/4 months sleep regression hits so it’s kind of a good opportunity to start sleep training. Some babies sleep for 16 to 18 hours each day, waking up only for short breaks to eat and have a diaper change. I haven't spoken to anyone whose newborn sleeps as much as Noah. As long as baby is getting at least 8 feedings in 24 hours, is gaining weight, and there are no supply issues, I would just be grateful and enjoy the extra sleep. For babies younger than that, the duration would be shorter of course. I swear she could have slept another half hour to and hour more, as she ate a lot before she went to sleep and was sound asleep. Sleeping through the night is considered 5 hours straight by some docs, others (like my sons doc, says 6 hours straight). My baby is 2 weeks old, and for the last week he will sleep 5-6 hours at night time. She’s 3 weeks and 3 days old, and last night she actually let me sleep to my alarm which was set for 5 hours after her first feeding of the night! She only fed for a few minutes. hi, my baby was 5 weeks early and I had the problem of him not waking for feeds. Hi all. However, I still nurse and/or rock her to sleep. Below is the newborn schedule that we kept our second daughter on from 2 to 5 weeks of age. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you'll find interesting and helpful. With this schedule and some of the additional sleep training tips here, our breastfed second daughter slept through the night for 7-8 hours straight by 5 weeks old.. What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? I obviously couldn’t be happier! I was sleeping like 4-5 hours a night when I was used to around 10 hours (I love my sleep, at one point in life I was sleeping 13 hours a day) then on the last night I went to a party and the alcohol caused me to only have 2 hours sleep. A 5 days old, your baby should not sleep more than 1 4-hour stretch in a 24 hour period, especially if he's breastfeeding. He still wakes now at 8m, twice is a … straight hours of sleep, with no wakings. I thought they were suppose to eat every 2-3 hours even if they are sleeping. Posted 06/07/2012. H&H2014 member. While I feel incredibly lucky, should she be going this long during the night without feeding? With my first son we were instructed to not let him sleep more than 3 hours until he regained back to his birth weight, which was around 10ish days old. The National Sleep Foundation also stated that newborn sleep is irregular, without predictable patterns. Most newborns sleep around 8 to 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. Breastfed babies feed often, about every 2–3 hours. My doctor told me for the first month to make sure and wake her up to feed her no matter what. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby's growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you. June 2014 in June 2014 Moms. She also suggested making sure she got some natural daylight (without sun directly on her) and the jaundice went in under 5 days. Personally, I will wake to feed every 3 hours during the day, but let longer stretches happen at night. 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