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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    With Ds2 hitting 1 month the sleep deprivation is well set in. Consequently talk in our house has quickly turned to sleeping through and it got me thinking.....

    What does sleep through mean to you?

    To me it's that first 8hrs from 11-7

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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    Yeah people have so many definitions.
    I always thought it meant 12 hours. But my DS goes 7-4.30am which some would consider sleeping through.

    I don't!

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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    For me it was when DD was 7 weeks old and it was 1030pm-430am.

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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    I said DD was sleeping through when she was sleeping 6-6.

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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    It is technically sleeping for at least 5 hours straight. The stay is that 50% of babies sleep through by 6 months old, but this is only by the above definition.

    I'm unsure how up to date that stat is, but it sounds pretty realistic to me.

    I generally talk in terms of night wakings and I say, she only woke up once for a feed or twice, or she didn't wake once!

    At 10 months old, DD wakes anywhere from 0-2 times a night for a feed. Often there a few periods of whinging for a minute or two, but I don't class this as a night waking.

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    To me it's when mum/dad can go to bed at a reasonable time (9, 10, 11pm) and get up at a reasonable time without the baby having woken in that time- i guess roughly 8+ hrs. So it could be that baby goes to sleep at 7 and wakes up at 6, or 11-7 or whatever, as long as the baby isn't waking at all in that time.
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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    If my DD2 10 month old slept for more than 3 hrs, I would seriously consider that sleeping through at the moment!
    She has slept all night just once 6pm-5am.

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    biologically under 6mths I think 5hrs straight is sleeping thru.

    for me 8-10hrs straight is sleeping thru - whether it be 6.30pm-2.30am then a feed and back down to morning or 7pm-10.30pm dreamfeed then back to morning.

    BUT only after 6mths old.

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    For me it's when I go to bed and they don't wake up to play until morning 6am (ish) so if I go to bed at night and we both sleep until 6 I call that sleeping through. Bub might feed a few times during that time but I'm usually not disturbed by that.

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    Default Define 'sleeps through'

    Quote Originally Posted by Annabella View Post
    To me it's when mum/dad can go to bed at a reasonable time (9, 10, 11pm) and get up at a reasonable time without the baby having woken in that time- i guess roughly 8+ hrs. So it could be that baby goes to sleep at 7 and wakes up at 6, or 11-7 or whatever, as long as the baby isn't waking at all in that time.
    This for me too 😀


 

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