The average infant sleeps 14 to 16 hours within a 24-hour period, while some babies even sleep up to 18 hours a day. At some point, your baby will sleep longer stretches at night, spending more time awake during the day. But, keep in mind that there is no deadline for when this happens; your baby’s temperament is the key factor determining when he or she sleeps through the night. Waking up during the night is normal and typically not a cause for concern.
However, if your baby’s sleep struggles go beyond waking up every two or three hours to feed, you might want to consider the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of those questions, make sure you talk to your pediatrician, as these behaviors could indicate that your baby has a sleep disorder.