Study: When do babies sleep through the night?

October 27, 2010 6:58:50 PM PDT
There's some insight into a question that all parents ask: When do newborns start sleeping through the night?

Researchers found that the most rapid increase in uninterrupted sleep occurred between the first one and four months of a child's life.

By five months of age, half of the babies studied were sleeping from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.

But parents beware; researchers found one in five babies still do not sleep through the night after 12 months.

The study was conducted by the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.


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