When will my baby sleep through the night?!

When will it happen? When will our girl sleep through the night for a week straight? She’s slept through the night 6 times in the last 9.5 months of her little wee life. But it’s been random/sporadic. When will it be consistent? When will getting up 2 times in the night be something that’s rare vs. regular? I know that we could try cry it out but I can’t bring myself to do that yet…especially because she’s waking because of discomfort due to teething. She’s teething ALL the time.  She has 7 teeth at 9 months old. How would I even know “this is a time to let her cry it out” vs. “she’s teething so go comfort her”?

I feel like our baby’s sleep is “middle of the road” for her age. I’ve talked to people who have better sleepers (mom’s who say their baby has been sleeping through the night since 2 months of age!) and those who are still up every 2-3 hours with their 1 year old.

At 6 months, I felt like I couldn’t do the sleep deprivation anymore. Here I am now and she’s over 9 months old. People say that you get used to not sleeping. I haven’t got used to it yet….I have a pounding headache today from lack of sleep. Clearly my body has not adjusted 🙂

I believe that people with 3 or more children must have good sleepers. They must! I can’t wait until the day that Isabel sleeps through the night almost every night. Wow. Cannot wait. I’ll no longer be in “survival” mode then. But then the thought of going back to the beginning and doing the sleep deprivation all over again with another child is terrifying! For me, the lack of sleep which causes low energy, low mood, and sometimes headaches has been the hardest part of having a baby.

6 thoughts on “When will my baby sleep through the night?!”

  1. Unfortunately, every baby is different. My son turns one tomorrow, and has been sleeping 11-13 hours every night since he was 4 months old (unless his teeth are bothering him, then he might wake up once or twice from the discomfort). It has been wonderful! My niece, however, is 4.5 years old, and I don’t think she’s ever slept through the night. It’s crazy how different babies can be!

  2. I feel like it took us awhile to get to solid sleep and my body never got used to not sleeping either. I remember being so completely miserable and mostly just exhausted! I feel like we began to sleep through the night closer to one? The boys are now both sound sleepers, they go to bed at 7:30 and wake up at 7 am. There’s light at the end of the tunnel!

    1. Thanks! We aren’t too far away from 1 year. I cannot wait to sleep well on most nights. What a gift! I’m glad to hear from someone else who gets that some people just don’t get used to the lack of sleep part! 🙂

      1. Nope!! We tried a bunch of different things to get them to sleep, the one thing that worked was a tip our doctor told us about. He told us to try the 3, 6, 9, 12 method? Don’t even know if it’s a real thing but basically he told us to put the boys down while they were awake. Do the bedtime routine or whatever it is we did. Then leave the room. If they cried, let them cry for three minutes (we literally set a timer) and then come in and let them know we are there and that it’s okay. We would do that, leave the room. They would cry again but this time we would wait six minutes (timed!) and walk in and soothe them. We repeated this until twelve minutes and after a week of doing this, we saw a big difference. I know these methods don’t work for everyone (we tried a bunch of things that didn’t work) but this worked for us! Thinking of you and these sleep struggles lol

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