Sleep and Your 1- to 3-Month-Oldenparents this age, babies generally have their days and nights straightened out. Many infants even "sleep through the night," which means 5 or 6 hours at a time.1-month-old, 2-month-old, 3-month-old, 1 month old, 2 months old, 3 months old, sleeping through the night, naps, resting, drowsiness, rem, dreams, dreaming, deep sleep, light sleep, nightlights, yawning, yawns, wakefulness, waking up, putting my baby to sleep, cribs, bassinets, beds, sudden infant death syndrome, sids, padding, pillows, blankets, sleepers, stuffed animals, bottles, pacifiers, cords, ties, strollers, cars, falling asleep, diaper changes, bedtime routine, ferber method, colic, tired, hunger, illness, feedings, slumber, developmental medicine, behavioral medicine, general pediatrics, neonatology, neonatal, CD1Sleep Medicine, CD1Sleep Apnea03/22/200012/27/201912/27/2019Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD06/17/20192b29e784-62a4-46fd-b270-ea8055ef7c46<p>Just when you think that getting more shut-eye is a far-off dream, your baby will begin to sleep longer stretches&nbsp;at night. Baby's sleep cycle is getting closer to yours, and your little one may be feeding less often at night.</p> <p>But don't assume you'll be hitting the snooze button just yet. At this stage, "sleeping through the night" is considered to be a stretch of only 5 or 6 hours.</p> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script> </div> <h3>How Long Will My Baby Sleep?</h3> <p>Because babies this age are more awake, alert, and aware of their surroundings during daylight hours, they're more likely to be tired at&nbsp;night and sleep. But the range of normal is still very wide.</p> <p>Infants up to 3 months old should get 14&ndash;17 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period, says the National Sleep Foundation<span style="font-size: 1em;">. Many will have settled into a daily sleep routine of two or three naps during the day, followed by a longer "sleeping through the night" stretch after a late-night feeding.</span></p> <h3>How Should Babies Sleep?</h3> <p>The American of Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends <strong>room-sharing</strong> without bed-sharing for or at least the first 6 months or, ideally, until a baby's first birthday. This is when the risk of<a href="">SIDS(sudden infant death syndrome)</a>is highest.</p> <p>Room-sharing is when you place your baby's crib, portable crib, play yard, or bassinet in your own bedroom instead of in a separate nursery. This keeps baby nearby and helps with feeding, comforting, and monitoring baby at night.</p> <p><strong>While room-sharing is safe, putting your baby to sleep in bed with you is not.</strong> <a href="">Bed-sharing</a> increases the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related deaths.</p> <p>Follow these recommendations for a safe sleep environment for your little one:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, not on the stomach or side.</strong> The rate of SIDS has gone way down since the AAP introduced this recommendation in 1992.</li> <li><strong>Use a firm sleep surface.</strong> Cover the mattress with a sheet that fits snugly. Make sure your <a href="">crib</a>, bassinet, or play yard meets current safety standards.</li> <li><strong>Do not put anything else in the crib or bassinet.</strong> Keep plush toys, pillows, blankets, unfitted sheets, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, and bumper pads out of your baby's sleep area.</li> <li><strong>Avoid overheating.</strong> Dress your baby for the room temperature, and don't overbundle. Watch for signs of overheating, such as sweating or feeling hot to the touch.</li> <li><strong>Keep your baby away from smokers. </strong><a href="">Secondhand smoke</a> increases the risk of SIDS.</li> <li><strong>Put your baby to sleep with a pacifier.</strong> But if your baby rejects the pacifier, don't force it. If the pacifier falls out during sleep you do not have to replace it. If you're breastfeeding, wait until breastfeeding is firmly established.</li> <li><strong>Watch out for other hazards.</strong> Avoid items with cords, ties, or ribbons that can wrap around a baby's neck, and objects with any kind of sharp edge or corner. Look around for things that your baby can touch from a seated or standing position in the crib. Hanging mobiles, wall hangings, pictures, draperies, and window blind cords could be harmful if they are within a baby's reach.</li> </ul> <h3>Helping Your Baby Sleep</h3> <p>If you haven't already, start a bedtime routine that will be familiar and relaxing for your baby. Bathing, reading, and singing can soothe babies and signal an end to the day. Some babies like to be swaddled (wrapped in a light blanket), which can be done until they start to roll. Be consistent and your baby will soon associate these steps with sleeping.</p> <p>If you rock your baby to sleep before bedtime, your little one may expect to be rocked to sleep after nighttime awakenings. Instead, try putting your baby into a crib or bassinet while drowsy but still awake. This way your baby will learn to fall asleep on his or her own.</p> <p>Some babies squirm, whine, and even cry a little before falling back to sleep on their own. Unless you think that your baby is hungry or ill, see what happens if you leave your baby alone for a few minutes &mdash;&nbsp;he or she might settle down.</p> <p>If your baby wakes during the period that you want him or her to sleep, keep activity to a minimum. Try to keep the lights low and resist the urge to play with or talk to your baby. <a href="">Change</a> or feed your baby and return him or her to the crib or bassinet.</p> <p>If your baby is waking early for a morning feeding, some small changes may allow a slight shift in schedule. You might&nbsp;try waking your baby for the late-night <a href="">feeding</a> at a time that suits your sleep schedule:</p> <ul> <li>For instance, if your baby sleeps after a 7 p.m. feeding and wakes up at 2 a.m. to eat, try waking the baby to feed at 11 p.m. Then, put your little one down to sleep until an early-morning feeding at 5 a.m. or 6 a.m.</li> </ul> <p>It may take a few nights to establish this routine, but being consistent will improve your chances of success.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Some infants at this age will start sleeping through the night, but there is a wide range of normal. If you have questions about your baby's sleep, talk with your doctor.</p>El sueño y su hijo de 1 a 3 mesesNo crea que usted podrá dormir a pierna suelta. En esta etapa, "dormir toda la noche de un tirón" se considera dormir solo cinco o seis horas seguidas.
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