“Is he/she sleeping through the night?” is probably one of the most common questions new parents are asked. But, what does ‘sleeping through the night’ really mean? 12 hours, 8 hours…? It depends! It depends on the age, weight and development of your baby. If your child is healthy, developing and growing properly, this is what you should expect in terms of sleeping through the night.
|Age||Sleeping Through The Night (STTN)|
|Newborn||3 – 5 Hours|
|1 – 3 Months||5 – 8 Hours|
|3 – 6 Months||8 – 12 Hours|
|After 6 Months||12 – 13 Hours|
Having said that, you may very well have a 2 month old baby sleeping 12 hours at night, or a 6 month old baby sleeping 8. Remember that these are averages, and there are many factors that affect each baby’s particular situation. The goal would be for our babies to be sleeping 12 hours at night somewhere between 4 to 6 months of age.