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The top 10 reasons your baby is not sleeping through the night

Published: Friday, July 13 2012 2:41 p.m. MDT

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Some parents are trying so hard to sleep train when their baby is simply too young. Most babies cannot learn how to soothe themselves to sleep before about three months old, and most doctors recommend waiting until then or even after.

Pediatric sleep disorders expert Deborah Lin-Dyken says, "Given the right circumstances and the right stage of development, usually between 3 and 6 months of age, (self-soothing) will happen on its own."

You can begin setting up some key sleep associations and routines early on, but, in my experience, something about sleeping through the night just clicks for babies around three to four months.
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