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Some people suggest it is the child's nature that effects their sleeping personality. I have to disagree if the only place we can find "good sleepers" is in households that do CIO or some form of controlled crying.
Eli has always been a good sleeper, consistent, waking up just to eat and easy to settle back down. Eliana has always been a terrible sleeper, waking up for comfort, as well as meals, and she's difficult to settle.
I think it fits their personalities nicely, Elijah is very laid back where Eliana is high-strung and high needs.
I had normal sleepers. The ones that get up every 45 minutes to nurse in the first few months, then every 2 hours until 18 months, and then a handful of random times until 2 years of age when they start STTN most nights. I don't even think CIO people have good sleepers, I think they just say that.
Mama to G, L & twins F & M
Started off 2013 homebirthing suprise twins Fia Celesta & Maddalena Isabella
A friend of mine claimed her baby girl started STTN 10 hours straight at 3 months. She is breast-fed and they don't do CIO. However, the mother travels for work about one night per week, so maybe waking up for a bottle of pumped milk isn't the same as nursing? Plus, all I know is the vague info she told me. Maybe they did the Ferber Method and to them, this isn't CIO.
My cousin's LO was waking up only once at 2 months old and STTN by 4 months old. However, she is formula fed. I know for sure they don't do any CIO. She told me herself they just got lucky.
Neither of the above were co-sleeping, so maybe it took 5 minutes or so for the parents to get to the LO's. This is much less pleasant than the instant gratification of nursing, so maybe there was less incentive to wake up for milk.
I think Claire was pretty normal...she woke often to nurse, but since we were bedsharing it wasn't too bad. Since about 9 months she has slept on her own, and since that point she is a GREAT sleeper. When we transitioned to her "big-girl" bed, she woke up twice the first night for snuggles, and that was it. Since then she only wakes up if she has leaked through her diaper and needs a change...otherwise she sleeps from about 8pm to 7am. She's a pretty easy kid all-around, so I think we got lucky!
I would def not call DD a "good" sleeper during the day--she HATES naps! At night she wakes up probably between 1-3 times but I don't even really notice so it doesn't bother me at all. Most of the time I don't even remember her waking up. I really could care less if she STTN because I get great sleep anyway I guess this shows a definition of a "good" sleeper is probably pretty subjective. I think she's a great sleeper at night but to other parents waking up 3 times a night might not be so great...especially if they have to haul themselves out of bed to get the screaming baby. I wish more people would buck western society and try co sleeping instead of CIO.
DS USED to be a great sleeper! By 2 months, no word of a lie he was sleeping 7-8 hours each night. No formula, no crying ever. I was floored. Then he turned 4 months and it all went to heck Since then he's been up basically every 2 hours, which was what my DD did.
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Aiden wasn't much of a sleeper that first year, but he was fairly normal on the whole. Months 9 and 10 I wanted to pull my hair out I was getting so little sleep, but we survived. He does great now that we've got a routine and he has his own sleep space. He STTN 5 nights of the week. The other two he wakes up once or twice. I'd say that's pretty fantastic for a toddler.
I have a friend who has a 6 week old who is consistently sleeping 6-8 hours at night. Worries her to death because she's still getting up multiple times a night with her 19 month old. I told her to be thankful because the baby may change his mind any week now. lol.