For babies younger than that, the duration would be shorter of course. 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. But she s made up for it by nursing for an hour this morning. I can't even imagine!! She tend to be three hours between feeds i.e. My daughter slept like this straight out of the hospital. H&H2014 member. Below is the newborn schedule that we kept our second daughter on from 2 to 5 weeks of age. 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. 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. 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. He is very healthy per the pediatrician. I am constantly reading on here about babies that are sleeping through the night/12 hours straight. Some four-week-old babies sleep as little as 9 out of 24 hours. This product is matched to user comments in this post. He still wakes now at 8m, twice is a … 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). – bjarkef Nov 27 '14 at 15:28 Newborn sleeping more than 6+ hours straight a night. 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. Some say that babies are “sleeping through the night” when they can sleep for a 5-hour stretch without waking. hi, my baby was 5 weeks early and I had the problem of him not waking for feeds. Should I be concerned that my 8 week old slept 9 hours straight last night? 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! 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. DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. 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. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. You can do sleep training pretty gently (doesn’t have to be CIO if that’s not your vibe). We go to bed about 1 am and he wakes around 5-6 am. FTM here! BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you'll find interesting and helpful. She cries and becomes very active when I put her down awake. Posted 06/07/2012. I wasnt expecting her to do so since she hasnt been sleeping well yet so i didnt find the need to set an alarm clock or anything. How Long Will My Newborn Sleep? She is formula fed, eating 4 oz at a time, and gaining healthy weight. My baby is 2 weeks old, and for the last week he will sleep 5-6 hours at night time. Newborn sleeping 5 hours straight? Hi all. Newborns tend to sleep a lot. However, they may sleep for only one or two hours at a time. Periods of wakefulness averaged between 1 and 3 hours. Personally, I will wake to feed every 3 hours during the day, but let longer stretches happen at night. Let the baby sleep. The National Sleep Foundation also stated that newborn sleep is irregular, without predictable patterns. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. My second baby (also exclusively breastfed) did almost as well as my first, sleeping 8-10 hours straight at about 12 weeks old. My doctor told me for the first month to make sure and wake her up to feed her no matter what. 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. Some babies sleep for 16 to 18 hours each day, waking up only for short breaks to eat and have a diaper change. During the day he breastfeeds every hour unless he is napping and then it is every 2-3 hours. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 Most also wake up at least every 3 hours to feed. The average baby slept about 2.8 hours during the daytime 50% of babies slept between approximately 2 and 4 hours 96% of babies slept between 0.2 and 5.3 hours; 1 year old. My first baby was breastfed and she slept 8-10 hours straight at 8 weeks old. I havent gotten to set her down for more than a few minutes since then either. Remember, there's no such thing as spoiling a newborn, so it's OK to cuddle baby to help her doze off. On 5 hours of sleep I feel physically average but mentally primed. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Naps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps) 1-2 years. By 12 weeks old she was sleeping 10-12 hours straight. Last week my little guy (5 weeks at the time) slept 6.5-7.5 hours in a row for 3 nights straight. 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. I thought they were suppose to eat every 2-3 hours even if they are sleeping. 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? My second son was born at 6 pm, he nursed 4 times between than and midnight, then slept until 7 the next morning. Mom Says Miracle Baby Pillow Spray Helps Her Newborn Sleep 10 Hours Straight Bloom and Blossom is a baby skincare line that promotes healthy and safe products to encourage babies to relax and sleep. :). For example, babies of an age range of 0-4 weeks can sleep for 4 stretch hours at max without any essence of food. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I haven't spoken to anyone whose newborn sleeps as much as Noah. 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. As it was touched on by another commenter, physical health plays a large role in how much rest our mind and body needs. Unless she was a preemie but if she was a healthy weight ti begin with I say just enjoy!! (His parents are very happy about this! It doesn't take much to make a newborn's mother happy...a shower, 5 hours of sleep, a shirt with no spit-up on the shoulder! Newborn sleep times can vary widely. However, I still nurse and/or rock her to sleep. Slept for 5 1/2 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. Just to be on the safe side I would wake her until she is a couple of weeks old and putting on weight nicely. Even then she didn't feed that well. For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. This product is displayed based on comments within this post. She loves sleeping in general, for the most part. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. If she’s wanting playtime in the middle of the night, sounds like schedule is off somewhere. 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. By four weeks, newborn sleep averages about 14 hours. 3. In the first few days, the average newborn sleeps between 16-18 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). Most newborns sleep around 8 to 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. Then we just let him sleep and he'd sleep about 4 hours before waking up. My midwife told me to make sure she feeds every 4 hours as she has a tiny bit of jaundice, but i didn't set an alarm (I have a newborn baby-i thot she'd wake me!!) She also suggested making sure she got some natural daylight (without sun directly on her) and the jaundice went in under 5 days. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. On 4 hours of sleep, I feel and function at my best. My daughter slept 8 hours by 8 weeks and 12 hours by 12 weeks. I swear she could have slept another half hour to and hour more, as she ate a lot before she went to sleep and was sound asleep. 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. Well, now he’s back to his usual 3-4 hour stretch, followed by a couple of 2 hour stretches during the night. So I wouldn't worry as long as LO (little one) is gaining the weight thats all that matters! My son did that and has always been a great sleeper...and eater! Breastfed babies feed often, about every 2–3 hours. Ok for newborn to sleep for 4.5 hrs straight? BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. He didn't even act like he was starving. I asked my lo's ped the other day because she was sleeping 4-5 hours. My docotor told me not to worry and enjoy the fact that he isnt fussy... but I cant help but worry. Not always, but every once in a while. Last night it was just over 5 hrs and the night before just under 5 hours. I go by the "never wake a sleeping baby" rule!! Just over an hour later she woke herself demanding to be fed. My first fed day and night every 2 hours for the first 6 months. 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. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. Be happy! Others sleep for 19 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). She also had jaundice. 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. My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? In general, our daughter nursed for 30 minutes most feedings, had wake times of approximately 15 minutes following each feeding and … Is she cluster-feeding at some point during the day/evening? 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.. I even had to wake him up to breastfeed him at that time. I started Sleep and the City nearly 5 years ago because I was so compelled to help other new Moms, specifically with their sleep deprived overtired babies, when I was realized there was a huge lack of resources out there. While I feel incredibly lucky, should she be going this long during the night without feeding? But here's the catch: Most babies don't stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time, day or night, during the first few weeks of life. :) ) He is gaining weight and growing just fine, so the professionals just say let him sleep as much as he wants. My LO (little one) went 6 hours last night. Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. The only thing you should be worried about is why you aren't thanking your lucky stars you ended up with a sleeping newborn. It does happen sometimes. But the range is considerable. She has her first doctors appointment tomorrow so I plan on bringing it up but just curious on other peoples opinions on this. She only fed for a few minutes. 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! Congrats! Good call on asking your doctor though. I obviously couldn’t be happier! Babies can sometimes sleep for 6 hours at a stretch without food, right after they are 6 months old or higher. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. Does anyone else's lo sllep this long? I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. My daughter is 5 days old and slept for 4.5 hrs. 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! He said to let her sleep. Some newborns may sleep up to 18–19 hours a day. I once slept 17 hours. I was soooo happy, thinking this was the beginning of something beautiful for us both. 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). In those early weeks, your baby may rack up sleep hours like a college student home on winter break. 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. They were both amazing sleepers in the newborn stage. My 5-month-old has been sleeping 9-10 hours straight + 2 more hours after nursing for the past two weeks. straight hours of sleep, with no wakings. My almost 5 week old has been having some stretches of sleep at night between 4.5-6 hours. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. I hope we can keep it up! 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. 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. I wake her during the day every 3 hours to eat. I didn’t wake her but mentioned to the doctor at her appt, who said one 5-6 hour stretch in a 24 hour period was fine. 1. She’s 1 now, still a great sleeper, and in the 90th percentile for height and 97th for weight. I feed him and change him and then we sleep again until about 9-10 am. I think this helps baby learn the difference between night and day. I wouldn't go over 5 without a feeding..but enjoy the sleep! With this schedule and some of the additional sleep training tips here, our breastfed second daughter slept through the night for 7-8 hours straight by 5 weeks old.. By Fionadeassis on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 - 12:26 am: OMG!! Wow that's a lot. 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. Lasted with occasional exceptions until about 5.5 months when he started waking 1-2 times a night. ... My DD slept 5 hours 2 nights in a row, but hasn't slept more than an hour since then. He is gaining weight and is not jaundice. 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. Our newborn is 5 weeks old, and he eats every couple of hours in the evening, and then sleeps sometimes 7 hours at night. 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. I'm also a 1st time mum and couldn't believe it the first night I was home my lo didn't wake for just over 5 hours. When I was into bodybuilding, I slept 5-7 hours a night. 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. Enjoy it because it does not last. 2. Gosh wish my LO (little one) would sleep for that long!! My midwife told me to make sure she feeds every 4 hours as she has a tiny bit of jaundice, but i didn't set an alarm (I have a newborn baby-i thot she'd wake me!!) Booooohoooo for me! Sleeping through the night is considered 5 hours straight by some docs, others (like my sons doc, says 6 hours straight). I'd just check with the dr and see what they say. 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