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"By six months of age, most babies sleep through the night, awakening their mothers only about once per week. However, not all children follow this pattern of development."
"Because the mothers in our study described infants with many awakenings per week as creating problems for themselves and other family members, parents might be encouraged to establish more nuanced and carefully targeted routines to help babies with self-soothing and to seek occasional respite.
The best advice is to put infants to bed at a regular time every night, allow them to fall asleep on their own and resist the urge to respond right away to awakenings."
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"Patterns of developmental change in infants' nighttime sleep awakenings from 6 through 36 months of age"
Weinraub, Marsha; Bender, Randall H.; Friedman, Sarah L.; Susman, Elizabeth J.; Knoke, Bonnie; Bradley, Robert; Houts, Renate; Williams, Jason
Developmental Psychology, Vol 48(6), Nov 2012, 1511-1528. doi: 10.1037/a0027680
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