JUst wanted to know what many of you think.
Do you think sleeping through the night is:
a) a biological milestone? Something the infant will do on their own when they are ready without any intervention from you. You know ....the scenario where you put them to bed at night and then wake the next morning (completely surprised) you jump out of bed to make sure they're still breathing etc.
b) something you can teach your infant to do - i.e. sleep training etc?
For arguments sake (in this case) - in saying "sleeping through the night" I mean a minimum of 9 hours uninterrupted sleep. Example - infant asleep at 8pm then next woke at 5am not requiring parental intervention overnight.
I guess this question refers more to older infants rather than newborns.
I am aware text book definition of sleeping through the night is 5-6 hrs sleep ...but for this particular thread, I am referring to a minimum 9 hrs sleep.
What are your experiences and thoughts?