Be happy! Others sleep for 19 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). This product is matched to user comments in this post. 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. :) ) He is gaining weight and growing just fine, so the professionals just say let him sleep as much as he wants. On 4 hours of sleep, I feel and function at my best. As it was touched on by another commenter, physical health plays a large role in how much rest our mind and body needs. He said to let her sleep. 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. FTM here! Unless she was a preemie but if she was a healthy weight ti begin with I say just enjoy!! While I feel incredibly lucky, should she be going this long during the night without feeding? 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. I feed him and change him and then we sleep again until about 9-10 am. Hi all. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. My daughter slept 8 hours by 8 weeks and 12 hours by 12 weeks. 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! I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. If she’s wanting playtime in the middle of the night, sounds like schedule is off somewhere. Then we just let him sleep and he'd sleep about 4 hours before waking up. What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? 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. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. hi, my baby was 5 weeks early and I had the problem of him not waking for feeds. ... My DD slept 5 hours 2 nights in a row, but hasn't slept more than an hour since then. 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. Just to be on the safe side I would wake her until she is a couple of weeks old and putting on weight nicely. Let the baby sleep. DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. She’s 1 now, still a great sleeper, and in the 90th percentile for height and 97th for weight. Newborns should get 14–17 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period, says the National Sleep Foundation. Newborn sleeping 5 hours straight? How Long Will My Newborn Sleep? Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Just over an hour later she woke herself demanding to be fed. Lasted with occasional exceptions until about 5.5 months when he started waking 1-2 times a night. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 I even had to wake him up to breastfeed him at that time. My almost 5 week old has been having some stretches of sleep at night between 4.5-6 hours. Booooohoooo for me! Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. I obviously couldn’t be happier! Not always, but every once in a while. 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. 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. My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. 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. 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.. 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 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 once slept 17 hours. 1. Does anyone else's lo sllep this long? However, they may sleep for only one or two hours at a time. 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). 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. I wouldn't go over 5 without a feeding..but enjoy the sleep! 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! My second son was born at 6 pm, he nursed 4 times between than and midnight, then slept until 7 the next morning. Naps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps) 1-2 years. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. – bjarkef Nov 27 '14 at 15:28 Last week my little guy (5 weeks at the time) slept 6.5-7.5 hours in a row for 3 nights straight. By 12 weeks old she was sleeping 10-12 hours straight. In those early weeks, your baby may rack up sleep hours like a college student home on winter break. The only thing you should be worried about is why you aren't thanking your lucky stars you ended up with a sleeping newborn. H&H2014 member. 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. 2. 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 daughter slept like this straight out of the hospital. In the first few days, the average newborn sleeps between 16-18 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. For babies younger than that, the duration would be shorter of course. Even then she didn't feed that well. I asked my lo's ped the other day because she was sleeping 4-5 hours. She tend to be three hours between feeds i.e. Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. I havent gotten to set her down for more than a few minutes since then either. maoliver. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. My 5-month-old has been sleeping 9-10 hours straight + 2 more hours after nursing for the past two weeks. My baby is 2 weeks old, and for the last week he will sleep 5-6 hours at night time. By four weeks, newborn sleep averages about 14 hours. 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!) 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