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Baby sleep basics: 3 to 9 months
Your baby sleeps 14 to 15 hours a day.
4 to 6 months:
Many babies begin to sleep through the night (8 to 12 hours). Hooray!
Most babies are ready for sleep training.
Babies at this age take 2 to 3 daytime naps.
Tips to help your baby sleep:
Tip #1: Sleep schedule
Plan naps for specific times every day.
Choose a bedtime and stick to it.
Energetic or fussy behavior can be a sign of sleepiness. If your baby gets fussy, try an earlier bedtime.
Tip #2: Bedtime routine
A predictable bedtime routine relaxes and soothes your baby to sleep.
Give your baby a bath, put on pj's, read a story, sing a lullaby.
Do your routine in the same order every night.
Tip #3: Solo sleep
Encourage your baby to fall asleep on her own. Put your baby down when drowsy but still awake. When your baby wakes up, give her a few minutes to settle back to sleep.
Tip #4: Wake-up call!
Wake your baby at the same time every morning.
Tip #5: Be flexible
As babies grow, their patterns change. You've got this!
5 tips to help your baby sleep
- Get on a sleep schedule
- Stick to a bedtime routine
- Wake your baby at the same time each morning
- Encourage your baby to fall asleep independently
- Be flexible as sleep patterns change