You can do sleep training pretty gently (doesn’t have to be CIO if that’s not your vibe). 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. 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. It does happen sometimes. I feed him and change him and then we sleep again until about 9-10 am. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. 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. For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we've linked to here. Newborn sleep is erratic and unpredictable. 2. On 4 hours of sleep, I feel and function at my best. Last week my little guy (5 weeks at the time) slept 6.5-7.5 hours in a row for 3 nights straight. Some newborns may sleep up to 18–19 hours a day. Gosh wish my LO (little one) would sleep for that long!! 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. Enjoy it because it does not last. 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. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. Naps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps) 1-2 years. Periods of wakefulness averaged between 1 and 3 hours. 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. Babies can sometimes sleep for 6 hours at a stretch without food, right after they are 6 months old or higher. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. I wake her during the day every 3 hours to eat. Just over an hour later she woke herself demanding to be fed. 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. By 12 weeks old she was sleeping 10-12 hours straight. 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 am breast feeding and pumping so my supply isn't really an issue, and she is eating great during the day (about 8-9 times), and she is not underweight, so is something I should just be thankful for? 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! Be happy! Last night it was just over 5 hrs and the night before just under 5 hours. She has her first doctors appointment tomorrow so I plan on bringing it up but just curious on other peoples opinions on this. Personally, I will wake to feed every 3 hours during the day, but let longer stretches happen at night. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. I am constantly reading on here about babies that are sleeping through the night/12 hours straight. I once slept 17 hours. 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. However, I still nurse and/or rock her to sleep. He is gaining weight and is not jaundice. Newborns tend to sleep a lot. Some four-week-old babies sleep as little as 9 out of 24 hours. My first fed day and night every 2 hours for the first 6 months. Should I be concerned that my 8 week old slept 9 hours straight last night? I have never forced a feed upon him. My doctor told me for the first month to make sure and wake her up to feed her no matter what. :). He said to let her sleep. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you'll find interesting and helpful. maoliver. 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! I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. 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. He is very healthy per the pediatrician. Remember, there's no such thing as spoiling a newborn, so it's OK to cuddle baby to help her doze off. Does anyone else's lo sllep this long? 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. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. Some babies sleep for 16 to 18 hours each day, waking up only for short breaks to eat and have a diaper change. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 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. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. She also had jaundice. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. This product is displayed based on comments within this post. Ok for newborn to sleep for 4.5 hrs straight? 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. I was soooo happy, thinking this was the beginning of something beautiful for us both. Most newborns sleep around 8 to 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. hi, my baby was 5 weeks early and I had the problem of him not waking for feeds. My almost 5 week old has been having some stretches of sleep at night between 4.5-6 hours. So I wouldn't worry as long as LO (little one) is gaining the weight thats all that matters! Most also wake up at least every 3 hours to feed. What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. My second slept 5 hours straight the first night and did similarly or longer from then on. On 5 hours of sleep I feel physically average but mentally primed. She tend to be three hours between feeds i.e. Then we just let him sleep and he'd sleep about 4 hours before waking up. Unless she was a preemie but if she was a healthy weight ti begin with I say just enjoy!! Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. This product is matched to user comments in this post. 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! My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. straight hours of sleep, with no wakings. Even then she didn't feed that well. Sleeping through the night is considered 5 hours straight by some docs, others (like my sons doc, says 6 hours straight). 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. 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. Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. Not always, but every once in a while. Wow that's a lot. As it was touched on by another commenter, physical health plays a large role in how much rest our mind and body needs. 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. Good call on asking your doctor though. She also suggested making sure she got some natural daylight (without sun directly on her) and the jaundice went in under 5 days. 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. She cries and becomes very active when I put her down awake. For example, babies of an age range of 0-4 weeks can sleep for 4 stretch hours at max without any essence of food. My LO (little one) went 6 hours last night. They were both amazing sleepers in the newborn stage. I asked my lo's ped the other day because she was sleeping 4-5 hours. I go by the "never wake a sleeping baby" rule!! My daughter is 5 days old and slept for 4.5 hrs. ... My DD slept 5 hours 2 nights in a row, but hasn't slept more than an hour since then. I wanted to help other Moms learn how I was able to teach my own baby to sleep 8 hours by 8 weeks with easy routines and a little patience. The National Sleep Foundation also stated that newborn sleep is irregular, without predictable patterns. 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). Congrats! 1. While I feel incredibly lucky, should she be going this long during the night without feeding? DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. Lasted with occasional exceptions until about 5.5 months when he started waking 1-2 times a night. Our newborn is 5 weeks old, and he eats every couple of hours in the evening, and then sleeps sometimes 7 hours at night. Slept for 5 1/2 hours straight. (His parents are very happy about this! He didn't even act like he was starving. I thought they were suppose to eat every 2-3 hours even if they are sleeping. MW (midwife) told me i must wake him every 3-4 hours for feeds but be led by him at night.....he has failed to gain much weight so im now on 2 hourly feeds but still being led by him through the night and im happy to say i get one block of 5 hours sleep through the night... Joshua is 16 days old and I have always let him dictate feeds. When I was into bodybuilding, I slept 5-7 hours a night. 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. 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.. 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