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How much sleep does my infant need?

Infants usually sleep between 12 to 14 hours in a 24 hour period. However, in this video, I will explain that newborns wake about every two to three hours to feed, so sleep is in small blocks throughout the day and night.
Infants up to one year old need 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night, as well as naps during the day. Put your infant to bed when she’s sleepy, not exhausted or already asleep. This will help strengthen your baby’s self-soothing skills and help her develop her independence at bedtime.

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