When do babies start sleeping through the night? My newborn is 5 months old and is up twice per night

This question was submitted anonymously by real people looking for real advice. Please be mindful with your responses. No bashing or derogatory comments will be tolerated.


My oldest is 13 and still doesn’t sleep through the night lol… My middle started around 4 months and my youngest is 2.5 months and she just started sleeping through the night, surprisingly!


Mine is 17 months and still doesn’t sleep through the night. Good luck😅


My baby is 11 months old and wakes up a lot during the night. All 4 of my children were different. My 8 year old son didn’t sleep through the night until he was 16 months.


All babies are different! My son started sleeping through the night at a couple weeks old!


Only twice?? Jesus you’re lucky! Seriously count your blessings. My one year old is still up 3 to 4 times a night used to be about 10 times a night as a newborn. There’s no magical age when they just all of the sudden start to sleep through the night


Sadly, it could be awhile. My oldest didn’t start sleeping through the night until he was 18 months. We’d get one or two nights but he was always up at least once. My youngest slept through the night starting at 3 months old. Every baby is different, even within the same family.

1 Like

Different for every kid! My first slept through the night at 3 months, the second started around 5. I know someone whose baby was still waking up even at 2 years old! Breastfed babies, from what I understand, may wake up more cause they digest breast milk faster than formula.

1 Like

My baby is 2 years 3 months and still wakes at least twice a night.

Varies by babies. My oldest was 6 weeks, my 2nd was around 6 months, my 3rd was 2 months, and this new one was born severely jaundice and slept through the night the day he was born. Try feeding baby some rice cereal before bed so they won’t be hungry so early and want to wake to feed

My first slept from BIRTH. My second is 14 months and still wakes 2-3 a night. I’m so over it. :weary: he has no idea how to soothe himself back to sleep :woman_facepalming:t3:

1 Like

My little one is 5 months and sleeps from 8pm-7am. It’s all about starting a schedule. If your little one wakes through the night try soothing them to fall back asleep and if there not consolable then give them a feed. My pediatrician recommended giving her cereal a bottle and a bath before bed to help her stay sleeping and fuller longer.

Definitely just depends! I was so scared as a first time mom with little to no help so I googled everything & had a routine because I was scared of just winging it & she slept through the night since birth. For the first month I’d wake her up every 2 hours for feedings but my pediatrician said go ahead and let her sleep after that.

Does your baby sleep in a crib ? If so try sleeping with baby, i did with all 3 my babies and i never had a problem in the middle of nights and it was easier feeding too cause they were right next to me didnt have to get up except change them ofc .

They go through different sleep patterns as they age. My daughter is 2 and sleeps throughout the night in her own bed now. People told us constantly oh its gonna be so difficult when it comes time to sleep in her own bed…but it wasn’t really at alp

Girl my toddler is 3 and sill wakes up at least once. All kiddos are different. Good luck on your journey.

They say about 12 months. My daughter is 10 months and still wake up most nights . My son stated at 2 months all night every night. .

Every child is different. With my son, after all primary teeth emerged, things got better. But throughout night he slept only after he became potty trained.

Every baby is different. My son was a year old before he slept through the night.

My 9 month old still wakes twice a night for a bottle.