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Information for our consumers – Updated 16 November 2022
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Sleeping and Settling

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Sleep is important for health, wellbeing, growth and learning, and sleep and settling concerns are common issues for many families.

Every baby is different when it comes to sleep.

Sleep is very important and commonly parents/carers should see some increased predictability with sleep, wake and feeding cycles by around six months of age. However, it is normal and expected for children to wake in the night up until at least three years of age, sometimes longer.

If you are ever concerned about your baby’s sleep, please speak with your CaFHS nurse who can provide you with support and advice.

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