Good news! Most babies sleep asleep from 4 months! Bad news…. Sleeping means 5 hours of continuous sleep. Fortunately, recent research shows that many babies sleep around 6 to 11 from 7 to 7.
How babies are sleeping now
- Babies are still sleeping around 13 a 15 hours a day.
- At night sleep babies are on average 11 o’clock, the other hours they take during the daytime.
- Most babies sleep around the 6 months about 3 times a day, on average an hour at a time. The last sleep is often a little shorter. These are averages, each child is of course different.
- Do you really like structure or do your baby need it? As soon as your baby sleeps 3 times during the day, you can enter regular bedtime during the daytime.
- Some babies extend their sleep in the morning. After the morning, they are in there again to sleep. Great for you, so you can take some sleep. Worth trying!
- A bedtime evening between mid 7 and mid 8 works best for most babies. Later to bed does not mean that children will wake up later in the morning. For many babies, it works the other way around. Because of over tiredness they wake up at night and in the morning earlier.
- Many 6 month babies sleep 8 hours a night or longer. Keep in mind that all babies when they are ill or get teeth getting restless at night. Then give them the comfort they need.
- You can not spoil babies under 6 months. So do not let your baby cry at night in the hope that he will sleep. The chance of success is very small at this age.
Where and how does your baby sleep?
- Most babies now sleep in their own room. The government advises to keep your child close to you for at least half a year, but many parents bring their baby around this period to their own room.
- During your sleep, let your baby slowly get used to his own room . Do it step by step, not too much at once. If your baby is used to daytime, then the transition is no longer so big at night.
- Please note that the campsite is also safe. That does not mean bumpers, not too many hugsand loose blankets .
- From 3 to 4 months, a sleeping bag is ideal.
- As long as your baby can not roll over, lay him on his back to sleep.
Does not your baby sleep 6 months? There’s plenty of things you can do to help your baby.