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A 43-year-old member asked:

When can babies sleep through the night in general?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
After age 3 months: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Prevention of sleep: Problems can begin at 1 month by establishing a consistent bedtime & routine that ends in putting baby in his own crib , drowsy but awake. A consolidated 6-hour sleep can happen by 3-4 mos. If infant self-regulates falling asleep. 50% of 5-mo.-olds sleep 6-8 hours. Night-waking/feeding become learned behaviors @ 6 mos. If reinforced. Erupting teeth can decay; wipe out baby's mouth after last sip.
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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.
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Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Also depends on if they were premature or not
Nov 15, 2020
Last updated Oct 22, 2014
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