Make sure your full and frequent feedings aren t too frequent. If he s formula fed there s a chance he could go 4 5 hours at night but if you re nursing he might not be quite ready to go that long.
But don t get your hopes up too high.
How do i get my 6 week old to sleep longer at night. It s usual for a baby who s around eight weeks old to sleep for six hours at night without waking for a feed says andrea. To help you get you and your baby off to the best start possible let s review the key steps to getting your 2 3 or 4 week old to sleep. But 6 weeks is still little.
If your 6 week old is struggling with sleep it s most likely due to this one two punch. Consider gentle sleep coaching training. Some babies may take one longer stretch of sleep at the beginning of the night maybe 4 hours but then may spend more time eating throughout the rest of the night and day to make up for the food intake they missed while sleeping longer.
Through the night generally means five to six hours. How to get my 2 3 or 4 week old to sleep at a glance. Remember every baby is different though so some may need more or less.
Sleeping through the night is typically a milestone that occurs when a baby s 3 to 6 months old. According to andrea between six and 16 weeks your baby will need around 14 16 hours sleep in a 24 hour period including daytime naps. Review your baby s schedule.
Develop a consistent sleep routine. How i got my baby to sleep through the night at 6 weeks old jenny studenroth i ll admit it. Come up with a bedtime routine bath story feed music cuddles etc choose a bedtime most experts will agree that between 6 30 and 7 30 is perfect and try to keep the actual bedtime within half an hour of your chosen time every night.
It s the 6 week growth spurt and that 6 week peak of fussiness of course you ll want to rule out illness or another source of discomfort first if your baby is extra fussy around 6 weeks. Until your baby is about 1 month old the amount of sleep he gets during the night will roughly equal the amount he gets during the day. The thing that scared me the most about becoming a parent was how little sleep i was about to get.
At anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months his core body temperature and melatonin a hormone that helps regulate the sleep cycle will help him start to develop a sleep wake cycle that differentiates night from day. Some babies are able to sleep this long when they re as young as 6 weeks according to baby center. If he can move to a 3 3 5 hour routine during the day it might mean he can go longer at night.
Create a sleep plan for your family. A study of 405 mothers with infants between 7 months and 36 months old showed that babies who followed a nightly bedtime routine went to sleep easier slept better and cried out in the.