Is your little Angel sleeping through the night yet?posted by: Stephanie
Never ask a parent this question - they are likely to slap you around the face. And they are likely to slap you with more force the older their child is. If their child is one month old you might get away with it - if they are six years old... you're gonna get a pretty hard slap. Further advice - especially don't ask them this on a Sunday morning.
My son is nearly eleven months old and doesn't sleep through the night. His night time behaviour falls in to these categories:
I understand it is bed time mummy and daddy and I am happy to sleep but I will wake you up twice for milk.
I understand it is bed time mummy and daddy... but wouldn't it be fun if I stayed up to watch 'Have I Got News For You' - and then watched it on Dave+1 - every hour, on the hour?
I understand it is bed time mummy and daddy and I will sleep really really well; a deep sleep, with my face suctioned against the mattress which will mean you can't sleep - and my unusual 'sleeping through the night' will mean you assume something is not quite right and you will pace up and down outside my room listening for my breathing.
I have no notion of this 'bedtime' you speak of. I am the captain now!
We have also become aware of his middle of the night 'language'. He has three cries.
Argh I want attention.
Oooh I can shout really loudly! Having vocal chords sure is swell.
Ok. I fell in my cot and hit my head and this is serious guys.
All in all - not sleeping through the night just becomes part of your life - and I don't expect it to change anytime soon.