Parents’ Guide to Baby’s Sleep
Baby may sleep for half their first year. A newborn typically sleeps up to 17 hours a day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends babies 4-11 months old sleep 12-16 hours a day. Around 7-9 months, baby develops a regular sleep schedule. If baby is having trouble sleeping, try these tips:
- Check their swaddle to make sure they’re safe and comfortable (swaddle until 4-6 months old)
- Keep this “active” by playing during awake times
- Keep the room cool, dark, and quiet
Remember to always keep baby on their back while sleeping. If baby is having trouble sleeping, talk to their healthcare provider.