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Baby sleep: Tips for 3 to 9 months

Baby sleep: Tips for 3 to 9 months

Baby sleep basics: 3 to 9 months

Your baby sleeps 14 to 15 hours a day.

4 to 6 months:
Many babies begin to sleep through the night (8 to 12 hours). Hooray!
Most babies are ready for sleep training.

Babies at this age take 2 to 3 daytime naps.

Tips to help your baby sleep:

Tip #1: Sleep schedule

Plan naps for specific times every day.
Choose a bedtime and stick to it.
Energetic or fussy behavior can be a sign of sleepiness. If your baby gets fussy, try an earlier bedtime.

Tip #2: Bedtime routine

A predictable bedtime routine relaxes and soothes your baby to sleep.
Give your baby a bath, put on pj's, read a story, sing a lullaby.
Do your routine in the same order every night.

Tip #3: Solo sleep

Encourage your baby to fall asleep on her own. Put your baby down when drowsy but still awake. When your baby wakes up, give her a few minutes to settle back to sleep.

Tip #4: Wake-up call!

Wake your baby at the same time every morning.

Tip #5: Be flexible

As babies grow, their patterns change. You've got this!

5 tips to help your baby sleep

  • Get on a sleep schedule
  • Stick to a bedtime routine
  • Wake your baby at the same time each morning
  • Encourage your baby to fall asleep independently
  • Be flexible as sleep patterns change


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