According to a new study coming out in Pediatrics, babies tend to sleep through the night or at least adapt to similar sleep schedules as their parents at around 3 months of age. Most 3 month olds, based on sleep journals kept by parents of newborns during a study in New Zealand, can sleep from about midnight through 6am. It’s not until around 4 or 5 months of age that infants can sleep from 10pm – 6am, mimicking the common sleep patterns of parents.
So, while you may be awaken by a hungry infant in those first few months and feel like you’ve been sentenced to a lifetime in a Peruvian prison, never fear, the torture is short lived. Millions of people have lived through it and you will survive sleep deprivation too.
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