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June asked:
When will my baby sleep through the night? He still wakes up for night feeds.
He's 10 mths old now.

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Arora Valley answered:
Each baby is different, has individual sleep needs and with some gentle guidance from you, will probably fall into his own sleeping pattern. At this age, most 10 month olds can sleep through the night, and take two naps for a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours per day plus 11-12 hours at night.If your baby wakes in the night, try to work out why. Is her diaper full, are him night-clothes comfortable, is the room too warm, has he got a cold? Many things can make sleeping difficult, including inconsistent schedules, illness and developmental milestones. Just follow the following guidelines: * Establish a bedtime routine, including relaxing activities such as a bath, reading books and lullabies. Be consistent so that your baby associates these actions with bedtime. * Place the baby in his crib when he begins to show signs of drowsiness. * Begin to teach him the difference between day and night. Maintain a quiet nighttime environment. If your baby needs changing in the middle of the night or requires an additional feeding, be sure that all lights are dim and all actions are calm and quiet. * Give your baby a chance to soothe himself if he wakes in the middle of the night. It is normal for a baby to make sounds or fuss as he settles down. * Between 9 and 12 months, separation anxiety, a normal developmental phase, comes into play. But the rules for nighttime awakenings are the same through the baby's first birthday: Try not to pick up your baby, turn on the lights, sing, talk, play, or feed your child.

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Fonnie_Lo answered:
Every baby is individual and unique. Most babies get enough calories during the day by 4 to 6 months old so that they can stretch a 5 to 6-hour sleep at night. Carry out daily activity as usual during the day and create a sleeping environment for the baby to sleep at night. Only close day curtain when baby sleeps during the day.  Do not talk to or play with baby at night after feeding and just tell baby this is sleeping time. Ensure baby drinks well throughout the day so that she does not need to make up for it at night.Try to feed extra for the feed before sleeping so to fill up her stomach for longer.   Prolong the feed at night if possible by patting your baby but do not pick her up and carry. To feed her only if she cannot settle and looks hungry. If you have less time to interact with your baby like you’ve just gone back to work, your baby tends to wake up more often at night to reconnect with you. Or baby might wake up more often if he/she is sick or teething. We have to wait for the baby’s readiness to wean off by herself if she is going through a developmental stage. Gradually wean off one feed at a time so the baby can adjust to it. Do not hurry as it will be a stress for your baby and she will not follow your plan. Some babies take a few nights to be weaned, some might need longer time. Please remember your baby is special and individual. Be patient and get the clue from your baby.

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Linda answered:
Give a fuller dinner and milk feed before he sleeps. It may be that he's not having enough before he sleeps. If you are certain that he's not hungry but just asking for feed as a comfort, then use water to wean him off the night feed gradually

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chongvy answered:
Usually after 5 or 6 months old, the baby can sleep throughout after the feed @ 9pm.

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Winnie Yap answered:
Every baby is different and so are their sleeping habits. there is no specific age group that your baby will sleep through the night. Typically, babies wake up around twice in the night for feeds. Of course, some are lucky that their babies sleep through the night soundly without any night feeds. Maybe you can try the following methods: feed your baby just before bedtime, increase the milk volume if you find your baby still waking up, have a conducive environment for your baby to sleep such as having dim lights, sing a lullaby to coax your baby. When your baby still wakes up during the initial stage, hug your baby and pats him/her to sleep. Gradually, your baby may be able to adapt to the sleeping pattern and sleeps through the night. (*^﹏^*)

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Jovial answered:
My girl slp thru the night since she is 14months old. U may probably wan to feed her more before she slp, so she won't get up during the night. :)

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Gurpreet answered:
You're not alone if you're having difficulty getting your baby to sleep through the night. About a quarter of children under five have sleep problems. Refusing to go to bed or waking in the night are both common, and the two often go together. If your baby is constantly waking in the night, it won't be news to you that it disturbs your own sleep patterns. Being tired all the time makes it hard to function during the day. If you often have disturbed sleep it can even make you more prone to depression. So, it's worth trying out a few different sleep strategies, from crying it out to co-sleeping. Choose which ones suit you and your family. The following tactics may help your baby to sleep better when she's as young as six weeks old. Try to be consistent, even at weekends. •Make daytime feeds social and lively, and night-time feeds quiet and calm. This will help your baby to set her body clock and learn the difference between day and night. •Give your baby the chance to fall asleep on her own from between six weeks and eight weeks. Put her down on her back when she's sleepy, but still awake. If you rock or feed your baby to sleep she may start to depend on it, rather than be used to settling herself. But it's up to you to decide what's best. •Set a bedtime routine. Keep it short and simple, such as a bath, a nappy change then into her pyjamas, and a story or song. You could also try massaging your baby. Finish the bedtime ritual in your baby's bedroom and make sure that her room is a pleasant place to be. This routine should last no longer than 45 minutes. •Give her a security object, such as a baby blanket or stuffed animal. Keep it near you for a while so it becomes mum-scented. If you are breastfeeding, you could try expressing some breastmilk onto a small piece of muslin. Babies have a strong sense of smell, and when she startles awake, the smell of you will calm her down. •Cuddle up if you'd like her to sleep in your bed. Comfort her so she knows it's time for sleep. Lie down together and cuddle her, pretending to sleep, firmly letting her know it's bedtime. But make sure you are aware of how to make co-sleeping safe. If your baby is six months or younger, it's safest for her to sleep in a cot next to your bed. •Share the role of comforter with your partner, so both of you can help your baby fall back to sleep. Once your baby is old enough not to need a night-time feed, she can learn to be comforted by your partner. She might stop needing anyone when she learns there's no food involved.

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Rinoalyn answered:
It varies from baby to baby. My baby is 4 months and she's sleeping through the night right now. Try to train him by fixing a schedule, like fixing his last feed at 10pm, and letting him know that it's the last feed for the night. If he does wake up at night, try to coax and pat him back to sleep. At times when it doesn't work, then try to prolong the feeding time and increase the portion of the last feed.

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Florencia answered:
It depends on the baby. My elder son starts sleep through the night only at slightly before 2 year-old. Before that, although he has been on full-formula from 19-month, he still asked for milk between 2-5 am, so if patting him back to sleep failed, we had to wake up and make 60-90ml for him, after which he went back to sleep. My younger son is 19-month now and still breastfeeding, so I still open the night time cafe for him whenever he asked for milk during his sleep. =) I guess I'm the type that let the child decides whenever he's ready to sleep through the night.

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Angela answered:
It depends on how you "train" your baby. I have friends who "train" their baby since 3 months old. They stop the milk feed after 10pm and only after 6am in the morning to have the first feed. Then the baby got the signal despite crying non-stop for about 2 weeks and got "trained". As for myself, I give in to my baby. So after 1 year plus, he still calls for 30ml of milk at 2am and I still feed him.

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Sonia answered:
Every baby is different. My girl was able to sleep through the night at 5 mths old but my boy, now 27 mths still need 1 night feeding.

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Jacqueline answered:
My boy is now 16 months old. He still wakes up once for night feed. I am also hoping he would sleep through the night .

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oink17 answered:
TThis depends on the baby. There is no fixed duration when a baby will sleep through the night. From my own experience, elder boy slept through when he was 5 months old. However at 10 months, he woke up for 1 milk feed again. He finally slept through when he turned 1, which i think is because of formula milk, which makes him fuller.

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