U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

When will babies sleep through the night first?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Can happen within...: first month!! It's all about the "Jassey Way", follow the advice from "The Newborn Sleep Book" and it will show you the way.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 38-year-old member asked:

Tell me when do babies sleep through the night?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
That varies: New babies don't sleep through the night because they need to awaken to feed. As they get bigger, they sleep longer. Most babies can safely do an 8 hour stretch when they're several months old; some do it a little younger, some a little older. Babies are people; what happens one way in one happens a bit differently in another.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Also depends on if they were premature or not
Nov 15, 2020

Related questions

A 29-year-old member asked:
First month how long should babies sleep for?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 28-year-old female asked:
Can babies breathe through their mouth if their nose is stopped up while asleep?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Aug 4, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.