Sleep is so important for baby’s development. Watch this video to learn how much sleep your little one should be getting, and how to make sure they have the best sleep possible.

Still want to learn more about sleep? Visit our posts about the ABCs of Safe Sleep, Helping Baby Sleep Through the Night, and Baby’s Dreams.

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This video is a part of our Parents’ Guide series. View the entire series for quick videos, packed full of development info and tips.

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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:

  1. Check their swaddle to make sure they’re safe and comfortable (swaddle until 4-6 months old)
  2. Keep this “active” by playing during awake times
  3. 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.