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Quick Tips: Getting Baby to Sleep

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Getting Started

Sleeping patterns vary by child and evolve over the first year. Most newborns sleep for about 18 hours each day and are awake for short periods every 2 to 3 hours. By 3 months, most babies sleep up to 7 to 8 hours during the night. Some need more sleep than others.

Bedtime tips

You can help your baby—and yourself—sleep better. The goal is to help your baby learn self-comfort so they can get to sleep with little help from you.

Here are some tips for bedtime.

Credits for Quick Tips: Getting Baby to Sleep

Current as of: March 1, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
John Pope MD - Pediatrics

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