If she’s wanting playtime in the middle of the night, sounds like schedule is off somewhere. My first baby was breastfed and she slept 8-10 hours straight at 8 weeks old. 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. My daughter slept 8 hours by 8 weeks and 12 hours by 12 weeks. 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. My son did that and has always been a great sleeper...and eater! On 5 hours of sleep I feel physically average but mentally primed. I wake her during the day every 3 hours to eat. My docotor told me not to worry and enjoy the fact that he isnt fussy... but I cant help but worry. For babies younger than that, the duration would be shorter of course. My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. For example, babies of an age range of 0-4 weeks can sleep for 4 stretch hours at max without any essence of food. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? I once slept 17 hours. 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 tend to sleep a lot. In those early weeks, your baby may rack up sleep hours like a college student home on winter break. I think this helps baby learn the difference between night and day. I havent gotten to set her down for more than a few minutes since then either. By 12 weeks old she was sleeping 10-12 hours straight. She also suggested making sure she got some natural daylight (without sun directly on her) and the jaundice went in under 5 days. My daughter slept like this straight out of the hospital. 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. 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. 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. 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). Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Well, now he’s back to his usual 3-4 hour stretch, followed by a couple of 2 hour stretches during the night. I thought they were suppose to eat every 2-3 hours even if they are sleeping. They were both amazing sleepers in the newborn stage. I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. 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. But the range is considerable. 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 still wakes now at 8m, twice is a … My baby is 2 weeks old, and for the last week he will sleep 5-6 hours at night time. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. 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. 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). DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. In general, our daughter nursed for 30 minutes most feedings, had wake times of approximately 15 minutes following each feeding and … Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. My LO (little one) went 6 hours last night. I even had to wake him up to breastfeed him at that time. June 2014 in June 2014 Moms. 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. :) ) He is gaining weight and growing just fine, so the professionals just say let him sleep as much as he wants. Congrats! Be happy! She cries and becomes very active when I put her down awake. Most newborns sleep around 8 to 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. 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. 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. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope youâ€™ll find interesting and helpful. 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. Booooohoooo for me! 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 daughter is 5 days old and slept for 4.5 hrs. My almost 5 week old has been having some stretches of sleep at night between 4.5-6 hours. Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. :). Most also wake up at least every 3 hours to feed. She is formula fed, eating 4 oz at a time, and gaining healthy weight. Good call on asking your doctor though. 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! Personally, I will wake to feed every 3 hours during the day, but let longer stretches happen at night. Hi all. 1. I asked my lo's ped the other day because she was sleeping 4-5 hours. In the first few days, the average newborn sleeps between 16-18 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). However, they may sleep for only one or two hours at a time. Slept for 5 1/2 hours straight. 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. 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. Gosh wish my LO (little one) would sleep for that long!! 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