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  • At this age, most babies sleep 10 to 14 hours in a 24-hour period. Their longest sleep period tends to be at night.
  • Babies at 6 to 12 months are beginning to know the difference between night and day. They may not need to wake up as much at night because they do not need to be fed as often.  
  • By 6 to 12 months babies can become upset if you leave the room – they know you are the one who cares for them and keeps them safe.
  • From 6 to 12 months, your baby may start to have two daytime naps for 1 to 2 hours – don’t worry if they aren’t as each baby is different and sleeping patterns can vary a lot.

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Reviewed on: 17-03-2021