Beware of terms such as ‘sleeping through the night’ and comparing your baby to others. Every baby is different.
In the first three months, babies rarely sleep for more than four to five hours at a time without needing a feed and the sleep patterns of very young babies can be erratic.
‘Sleeping through’ is defined as a five-hour stretch of sleep, according to baby sleep studies. At around three to four months of age, your baby will have more awake time and may start to sleep for longer periods at night.
However, it is not uncommon for babies to wake overnight. Babies often start to wake as they approach developmental milestones, including learning to roll, crawl and cruise.