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baby: 0-12 mos.

Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. While newborns sleep about 16 to 17 hours per day, they may only sleep 1 or 2 hours at a time. As babies get older, they need less sleep. However, different babies have different sleep needs. It is normal for a 6-month-old to wake up during the night but go back to sleep after a few minutes.

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Good Night, Sleep Tight

Babies often startle themselves while sleeping and then proceed to flail around until someone comes to comfort them. In order to insure uninterrupted sleep you may try one of these two bundling techniques.

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