Poll Results: What age did your baby start sleeping 7-8 hours at night consistently?


8 Weeks: 8 Votes (38%)
9 Weeks: 3 Votes (14%)
12 Weeks: 5 Votes (23%)
4 Months: 2 Votes (9%)
5 Months: 1 Vote (4%)
6 Months or Older: 2 Votes (9%)

Total of 21 Votes

Reader Questions:

  • Jenny said…
    Hi! I have an 8 week old who I have been nursing about every 2.5 to 3 hours during the day. I put him down around 8:30 every night for bed and he generally wakes up around 11:00 for another feeding and then again at 2:00am, 5:00am and then around 7:00am we start our day. Will he eventually drop all of these nighttime feedings on his own, or should I be doing something to help this along. I just saw that the majority of the babies are sleeping through the night at 8 weeks, and it seems like we are nowhere close to that!Thanks so much for your help!
    February 26, 2008 9:50 AM
    Plowmanators said…
    Technically, you are having two nighttime feedings. Your 11 PM feeding would be considered a late evening feeding, also known as the dreamfeed. You could feed him at 10:30 if you want, more for your own sake if that makes your nighttime sleep any better. Something to take note of with this poll is that there aren’t a lot of responses. I intend to do this poll again now because there are more responses to polls now than there were then. The more responses, the more accurate the results. Also, according to BW, 15% of babies don’t start sleeping 7-8 hours consistently until they are 10-12 weeks old. For me, I don’t think about working on nighttime sleep until 12 weeks just in case baby needs to wait that long. Some moms know their baby is ready for some work earlier, and that is fine. I just prefer to do it that way. So if I were you, I would hang in there for a few more weeks and see what happens.
    February 26, 2008 1:10 PM