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Common Baby Sleep Concerns: 4 to 6 Months

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Good news for sleep-deprived new moms: Now that your baby is a few months old, she’s starting to develop regular sleep patterns that will help you both get more shut-eye. Most babies this age need about 14 hours of sleep within each 24-hour period. You’ll probably find that it’s broken down into at least two (if not three) naps a day, plus seven or eight hours of sleep at night. To help your baby sleep routine go as smoothly as possible, try keeping these tips in mind.

Establish a bedtime routine

If you haven’t done so already, create a calming bedtime routine to encourage sound baby sleep. Have a set bedtime and keep the routine simple and relatively short. Some tried-and-true activities to consider: giving a bath, singing lullabies, reading a book, or rocking in a chair together. Whatever you choose, try to perform the same activities in the same order each night. This will help set your baby up for a successful night’s sleep. You'll also want to put your baby down to sleep when she's sleepy but still awake. If you rock her to sleep in your arms, she won't learn how to fall asleep in her crib.

Readjust your feeding times

After 4 months, babies need fewer feedings than they did soon after birth. That means it’s probably a good time to start eliminating middle-of-the-night feedings. Time your routine so the last bottle or nursing session is right before you go to sleep.

 
 

 
 
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My daughtet is almost 6months and i feel like she doesnt get enough sleep.. usually sleeps at 12 or ..

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At 4 months, babies still need to be put to sleep on their back. This helps protect against SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome. Other precautions we can take include keeping pillows and fluffy bedding out of the crib. Get more tips.
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