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When will my baby start sleeping through the night?

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Dr. Zeda Amaya
Specializes in Pediatrics
It varies: As one can imagine, babies have different internal rhythms just as we adults do. Having said that, the average baby can sleep 9-12 hours at a time at night by 9 months old. Ways to encourage healthy sleep patterns include developing a nighttime routine (which can include a warm bath, reading or singing to baby), and allowing babies to fall asleep in their own crib while still partially awake.
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on luck : Most babies will sleep through the night at age 6 weeks to 6 months.

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When will baby sleep through the night in its crib?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sleep consolidation : Through self-regulation occurs between 1-4 mos. If there has been a consistent bedtime & bedtime routine ( rocking, reading, feeding, wiping out baby's mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed) & baby is put in his own bed in his own room, drowsy, but awake. Allow him 5 min. To self-calm if he awakens. At 6 mos. Old, your going in & making eye contact will create a " trained night crier.".
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When will my baby be able to sleep all night without a feeding?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
6 hours by 3 months: Most babies can sleep for a 6 hour stretch at night without a feeding by 2-3 months of age. The key to helping babies "sleep all night" without a feeding is to develop a bedtime routine which includes letting the baby "remember" falling asleep in his or her own crib. If you are still having trouble getting your baby to sleep for 6-8 hrs by 4 months, talk to your pediatrician at the 4 mo visit.
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When can I expect my baby to sleep through the night?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
3-6 months: By age 3 months babies have start a more regular sleep/wake pattern and have dropped most of their night feedings. Somewhere between 3-6 months, most babies can sleep through the night for 5-6 hours.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does a baby sleep each night?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 51 years experience
Hopefully 8 or more : One tries to get an infant to sleep one extended period during the night, usually 6-8 hours or more without waking up.
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When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 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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