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Sleeping patterns

Baby Health

Sleeping patterns

Newborns sleep a lot, typically up to 16 hours a day. Although most don’t stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time, as they like to get fed in regular intervals. As your child grows up, the sleep patterns change. 

Sleep patterns of babies

Naturally, infants under 1 are heavier sleepers than adults. They spend more of their sleep time in active sleep instead of quiet sleep. In active sleep, babies breathe shallowly and twitch their arms and legs. Their eyes are also fluttering under their eyelids. During active sleep, babies can easily be woken up.

Birth to 3 months

3 to 6 months

6 to 12 months

After 12 months

After 24 months

How to help your child sleep well
Implement good daytime and bedtime routines:

Verified:

Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat, MD. (30 June 2020)

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