Where should my baby sleep?

We recommend your baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first six months.

This could involve sharing a room with your baby, or co-sleeping in the same bed. The Baby Sleep Info Source website recommends keeping your baby close by to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and to make night feeds easier.

Dad sleeping next to baby whilst other baby is in a cot

Helping your baby sleep

It’s normal for new babies to only sleep for two to three hours at a time. This is the same at night as during the day. One reason is that newborn babies are not tuned into day and night yet.

Babies also grow quickly in the early months and they have very small stomachs. This means they need to feed little and often. As your baby grows, they’ll gradually start to need fewer night feeds and will sleep for longer at a time.

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