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Sleep patterns in young babies

Understanding what a ‘normal’ sleep cycle is for your baby can be really helpful for exhausted new parents. Here’s a basic guide to sleep patterns in young babies – a must-read for all sleep-deprived mums and dads!

Yawn. Another sleepless night? Every parent dreams of having a baby who has a great sleep routine – napping perfectly during the day and sleeping soundly through the night. But that’s very rarely the case.

For starters, did you know that ‘sleeping through’ actually means a six hour stretch (not the full 12 hours).

As you try and get your head around your baby’s sleep habits, it’s important to bear in mind that there’s a vast range of ‘normal’ and all babies are different.

But, hopefully, these pointers should help you understand your baby’s sleep patterns that little bit better…

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