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    Default What were your expectations of babies sleeping patterns?

    As the title says... I'm curious as I seem to see so many threads on posters worried that their babies are waking for feeds overnight, needing boob/rocked to sleep, not 'self settling' etc when they are quite young ie under 1yo. In one thread a poster suggested that it was normal to expect a 7mth old to sleep 12hrs overnight with no feeds.

    My story is that I expected bubs to feed 2-3hrly inc overnight till weaning. My mother and aunt were full time bf-ers and we always heard stories of overnight feeds (self service cos we all co sleep with our babies). My aunt told me as a child that she had a twin on each side and they would latch on and off without waking her after they were 6mths. So she slept fabulously.

    So when dd1 did 8-10hrs from 5wks and 10-12hrs from 6 wks I was surprised. It didn't phase me too much when she then went to 4-5 wake ups at 6mths and back to 2 at 8mths and thru again at 14mths.

    So... What did you think/expect your bub to do... And what did they end up doing?

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    Everyone told me they don't normally sleep through until 9-12 months so I was thinking the worst so was pleasantly surprised DS slept 12-6am from about 3 months and 9pm-9am from
    6 months , what I did learn is that every baby is different and not to stress about what everyone else thinks! I hope this baby is as good as DS but I'm prepared for anything!

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    I had none.

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    With DD1 i had none.
    With DD2 i expected she would sleep through by 1, probably because DD1 did. I was way off as she is 2 and still wakes several times a night.

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    With my first, I thought that babies usually slept through the night by about six months. But he taught me!
    The second, I didn't expect him to sleep well until he was over 2

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    I didn't really know what to expect with my son, so it was what it was. with this baby, I guess I assume it will be similar, or better, as my son didn't sleep through the night until he was 2.

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    I have had 6kids, so my expectations are based on my experience.

    I expect them to wake when they are hungry/dirty/in pain.

    I don't except them to sleep through until they are ready, I am sure it will happen sometime before they go off to uni.

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    Before I had DS I thought babies start sleeping through at 6 months. DS sure showed me! By the time we got to 6 months I'd given up on that and decided not to actively try and change his sleeping til he was over 12 months.

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    I expected her to wake frequently throughout the night for the first few months, and then begin sleeping through by about 6 months-ish.

    I was pleasantly surprised, as she didn't wake in the night apart from in the first few weeks (and even some of those days we had to wake her to feed her), and she slept through from about 4 weeks on. Since that time to now (4 weeks to just over 2) she has maybe woken in the night on a couple of occasions when ill. I can't remember the last time she did, tbh.

    I know that we were very lucky there though, and may be in for a shock next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loving6 View Post
    I have had 6kids, so my expectations are based on my experience.

    I expect them to wake when they are hungry/dirty/in pain.

    I don't except them to sleep through until they are ready, I am sure it will happen sometime before they go off to uni.
    This (except I only have 3 kids). I go through stages of wishing my boys 3&4 would just.sleep.through.already but I know it won't last forever! We just bought a king sized bed which will give us more room (king and queen next to each other) tonight is the first night! We have had 2 queen beds next to each other for 2 years but with DDs arrival it hasn't been enough room.


 

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