Why won’t she sleep?!

Parents can help by establishing a routine for sleeping and waking.

Many children experience difficulty sleeping. Parents can help by establishing a routine for sleeping and waking.

By 6 months, most babies are starting to sleep through the night without waking. At this age, a baby needs about 14 hours of sleep each day. Around six months, her sleep changes to become more like that of an adult, so it’s important to help your baby develop healthy sleep habits by this time.

Here’s a parenting tip: prepare for bed the same way every night…with a story, a last feeding, a warm bath or a song. Put your baby in bed before she is completely asleep. Let her coo, babble or cry for a few minutes. If she awakens, give her a chance to go back to sleep on her own.

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