Last night it was just over 5 hrs and the night before just under 5 hours. What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? My LO (little one) went 6 hours last night. Just over an hour later she woke herself demanding to be fed. I obviously couldn’t be happier! For babies younger than that, the duration would be shorter of course. However, they may sleep for only one or two hours at a time. Congrats! This product is displayed based on comments within this post. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 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. The National Sleep Foundation also stated that newborn sleep is irregular, without predictable patterns. 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. 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! She also had jaundice. My second slept 5 hours straight the first night and did similarly or longer from then on. He didn't even act like he was starving. 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 babies sleep for 16 to 18 hours each day, waking up only for short breaks to eat and have a diaper change. I hope we can keep it up! Hi all. She loves sleeping in general, for the most part. 3. For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. 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. My doctor told me for the first month to make sure and wake her up to feed her no matter what. 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!!) My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. FTM here! She cries and becomes very active when I put her down awake. You can do sleep training pretty gently (doesn’t have to be CIO if that’s not your vibe). 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! I go by the "never wake a sleeping baby" rule!! 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. He is gaining weight and is not jaundice. H&H2014 member. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. Newborn sleep times can vary widely. :) ) He is gaining weight and growing just fine, so the professionals just say let him sleep as much as he wants. She has her first doctors appointment tomorrow so I plan on bringing it up but just curious on other peoples opinions on this. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. 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. 1. They were both amazing sleepers in the newborn stage. I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. Sleeping through the night is considered 5 hours straight by some docs, others (like my sons doc, says 6 hours straight). 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.. Posted 06/07/2012. My second baby (also exclusively breastfed) did almost as well as my first, sleeping 8-10 hours straight at about 12 weeks old. My baby is 2 weeks old, and for the last week he will sleep 5-6 hours at night time. I am constantly reading on here about babies that are sleeping through the night/12 hours straight. She is formula fed, eating 4 oz at a time, and gaining healthy weight. 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! My son did that and has always been a great sleeper...and eater! 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. Newborn sleeping more than 6+ hours straight a night. My daughter slept 8 hours by 8 weeks and 12 hours by 12 weeks. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. 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. My first fed day and night every 2 hours for the first 6 months. I wouldn't go over 5 without a feeding..but enjoy the sleep! Let the baby sleep. My 5-month-old has been sleeping 9-10 hours straight + 2 more hours after nursing for the past two weeks. During the day he breastfeeds every hour unless he is napping and then it is every 2-3 hours. Be happy! (His parents are very happy about this! I haven't spoken to anyone whose newborn sleeps as much as Noah. I once slept 17 hours. Most also wake up at least every 3 hours to feed. Many of us (including pediatricians, authors of baby sleep books, and other baby sleep experts) use the term ‘sleep through the night’ to mean 8-10 (or maybe even 12!) I think this helps baby learn the difference between night and day. 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 asked my lo's ped the other day because she was sleeping 4-5 hours. – bjarkef Nov 27 '14 at 15:28 :). Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. It does happen sometimes. We go to bed about 1 am and he wakes around 5-6 am. Personally, I will wake to feed every 3 hours during the day, but let longer stretches happen at night. While I feel incredibly lucky, should she be going this long during the night without feeding? So I wouldn't worry as long as LO (little one) is gaining the weight thats all that matters! My second son was born at 6 pm, he nursed 4 times between than and midnight, then slept until 7 the next morning. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you'll find interesting and helpful. 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. 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). Just to be on the safe side I would wake her until she is a couple of weeks old and putting on weight nicely. Breastfed babies feed often, about every 2–3 hours. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Some newborns may sleep up to 18–19 hours a day. maoliver. I even had to wake him up to breastfeed him at that time. 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. 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. By Fionadeassis on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 - 12:26 am: OMG!! The mw told me I was to wake her after 4 hours - I set my alarm but Ella was having none of it. 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. June 2014 in June 2014 Moms. I have never forced a feed upon him. Newborns tend to sleep a lot. Some say that babies are “sleeping through the night” when they can sleep for a 5-hour stretch without waking. In general, our daughter nursed for 30 minutes most feedings, had wake times of approximately 15 minutes following each feeding and … ... My DD slept 5 hours 2 nights in a row, but hasn't slept more than an hour since then. My daughter is 5 days old and slept for 4.5 hrs. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we've linked to here. She also suggested making sure she got some natural daylight (without sun directly on her) and the jaundice went in under 5 days. Booooohoooo for me! 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. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. Ok for newborn to sleep for 4.5 hrs straight? Most newborns sleep around 8 to 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. I thought they were suppose to eat every 2-3 hours even if they are sleeping. Should I be concerned that my 8 week old slept 9 hours straight last night? 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!!) 2. The only thing you should be worried about is why you aren't thanking your lucky stars you ended up with a sleeping newborn. Well, now he’s back to his usual 3-4 hour stretch, followed by a couple of 2 hour stretches during the night. By 12 weeks old she was sleeping 10-12 hours straight. But she s made up for it by nursing for an hour this morning. He is very healthy per the pediatrician. She only fed for a few minutes. 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 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 feed him and change him and then we sleep again until about 9-10 am. 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. Newborn sleep is erratic and unpredictable. 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? 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. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something weâ€™ve linked to here. Some four-week-old babies sleep as little as 9 out of 24 hours. For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. I was soooo happy, thinking this was the beginning of something beautiful for us both. Gosh wish my LO (little one) would sleep for that long!! Below is the newborn schedule that we kept our second daughter on from 2 to 5 weeks of age. He still wakes now at 8m, twice is a … My daughter slept like this straight out of the hospital. As it was touched on by another commenter, physical health plays a large role in how much rest our mind and body needs. Enjoy it because it does not last. Lasted with occasional exceptions until about 5.5 months when he started waking 1-2 times a night. For example, babies of an age range of 0-4 weeks can sleep for 4 stretch hours at max without any essence of food. Periods of wakefulness averaged between 1 and 3 hours. Not always, but every once in a while. The Health Visitor advised me differently -- she said there will normally be a point in the day where a baby will go for approx 5 hours without food - if it's during the night great. 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. I'd just check with the dr and see what they say. 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. He said to let her sleep. However, I still nurse and/or rock her to sleep. 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. Is she cluster-feeding at some point during the day/evening? My docotor told me not to worry and enjoy the fact that he isnt fussy... but I cant help but worry. Good call on asking your doctor though. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope youâ€™ll find interesting and helpful. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. Then we just let him sleep and he'd sleep about 4 hours before waking up. Naps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps) 1-2 years. 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. Unless she was a preemie but if she was a healthy weight ti begin with I say just enjoy!! 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. 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. Newborns should get 14–17 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period, says the National Sleep Foundation. Babies can sometimes sleep for 6 hours at a stretch without food, right after they are 6 months old or higher. By four weeks, newborn sleep averages about 14 hours. She tend to be three hours between feeds i.e. I can't even imagine!! 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. I havent gotten to set her down for more than a few minutes since then either. Last week my little guy (5 weeks at the time) slept 6.5-7.5 hours in a row for 3 nights straight. This product is matched to user comments in this post. Our newborn is 5 weeks old, and he eats every couple of hours in the evening, and then sleeps sometimes 7 hours at night. If she’s wanting playtime in the middle of the night, sounds like schedule is off somewhere. Even then she didn't feed that well. Wow that's a lot. Remember, there's no such thing as spoiling a newborn, so it's OK to cuddle baby to help her doze off. 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 wake her during the day every 3 hours to eat. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. My first baby was breastfed and she slept 8-10 hours straight at 8 weeks old. How Long Will My Newborn Sleep? Does anyone else's lo sllep this long? In the first few days, the average newborn sleeps between 16-18 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). My almost 5 week old has been having some stretches of sleep at night between 4.5-6 hours. 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. When I was into bodybuilding, I slept 5-7 hours a night. In those early weeks, your baby may rack up sleep hours like a college student home on winter break. DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. 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. But the range is considerable. Newborn sleeping 5 hours straight? hi, my baby was 5 weeks early and I had the problem of him not waking for feeds. straight hours of sleep, with no wakings. 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