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  • At this age, babies generally sleep 10 to 18 hours in a 24-hour period and need your help to settle and go to sleep.
  • Babies at 3 to 6 months still need to wake for regular feeding.
  • Your baby at 3 to 6 months is now sleeping a bit longer – usually in periods that last 2 to 3 hours.
  • From 3 to 6 months your baby might be having three daytime naps – 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: 27-03-2023