On my Ask Ellie 5.0 post, one of you asked how Little Buddy sleeps. He started sleeping through the night at about two months, which was amazing, but he has gone through several sleep regressions. He went through a big regression at around five months old that lasted quite a while, but when he overcame that, he slept through the night for about a year.
Just before he turned two, we transitioned him out of our room. Until that point, he had been in a pack and play in the corner and was sleeping wonderfully, but we knew it was time for him to be in a full-sized crib in his own space. For a while after that transition, we kept the pack and play set up in our room because he would often wake up in the middle of the night and request to come sleep in his “little bed.”
We let that slide for a few months and tried to brainstorm how to break the habit. One day, my mother-in-law suggested removing the pack and play so he would stop asking to sleep in it. I didn’t expect it to be that simple, but it was.
A few months later, when Little Buddy was about two-and-a-half, he started waking up most nights, sometimes a couple times, and that has continued. I would say he only sleeps through the night about 25-30% of the time. Thankfully we don’t usually have trouble getting him back to sleep in his own bed. He often just wants to be tucked back in.
Littlest Buddy also started sleeping through the night at around two months old, although his stretches have always been shorter than his older brother’s were. For the past couple months, Littlest Buddy has been waking up every couple hours, but he usually goes right back to sleep after I put his pacifier in. Every once in a while I have to feed him in the middle of the night, but most nights he goes about seven hours without eating.
The photo shoes Littlest Buddy’s setup in our room. It’s a pack and play that has the mattress raised up (helps save my back when I have to reach in multiple times a night to replace the pacifier) and a changing table above.
If you have kids, did/do they sleep through the night in their toddler years?