Bedtime Basics for Infants
Infants aren’t good sleepers–and we shouldn’t expect them to be. Babies’ brains are growing and developing significantly in the first year and many infants do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. While newborns sleep a lot, 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 and sleep becomes more predictable. However, different babies have different sleep needs and often times growth spurts and developmental changes effect their sleep. Learn more about how you can support your infant’s sleep and who to connect with if you need help!