A newborn goes back and forth between sleeping and waking during a 24-hour day. Over the first 3 months, the baby gradually sleeps for longer periods. By the third or fourth month, most babies sleep for their longest period (up to 7 to 8 hours) during the night and develop set nap times.
You can help your baby—and yourself—sleep better. The goal is to help your baby learn self-comfort so that he or she can get to sleep, and get back to sleep, with little help from you.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||April 2, 2012|
Last Revised: April 2, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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