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How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Avoid night activity

Babies more than 3 months old can usually be trained to sleep through the night.
The younger babies might go 6 hours before feeding, but the older babies should be fine until breakfast time the next morning. Do the same relaxing bedtime routine each evening. Put the baby in the crib, say "goodnight", and walk away. He might wake up off and on and cry but will soon learn to fall asleep by himself.

In brief: Avoid night activity

Babies more than 3 months old can usually be trained to sleep through the night.
The younger babies might go 6 hours before feeding, but the older babies should be fine until breakfast time the next morning. Do the same relaxing bedtime routine each evening. Put the baby in the crib, say "goodnight", and walk away. He might wake up off and on and cry but will soon learn to fall asleep by himself.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Bedtime routines

There are many different theories on how to best get your baby to sleep through the night, however consistency and routine is a common thread among them all.
Develop a bedtime routine, such as a bath, massage, story or songtime and then bedtime for your child. Do this each night. Make sure the lights are turned down low and that you say goodnight as you leave the room.

In brief: Bedtime routines

There are many different theories on how to best get your baby to sleep through the night, however consistency and routine is a common thread among them all.
Develop a bedtime routine, such as a bath, massage, story or songtime and then bedtime for your child. Do this each night. Make sure the lights are turned down low and that you say goodnight as you leave the room.
Dr. Laura Webb
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