Could 2-month-olds sleep all night?

October 26, 2010 4:34:37 AM PDT
New parents may find this hard to believe, but the latest research shows most babies will start sleeping through the night at 2 to 4 months of age.

Scientists say, what may take longer however, is for the baby's eight hours of sleep to conform to the family's sleep schedule.

For instance, researchers found by 2 months of age, many infants were likely to be sleeping straight through from midnight to 5 a.m.

From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., which is ideal for many people, infants are most likely to begin sleeping during this time at three months, with over 50 percent doing so at 5 months.

The study in the journal Pediatrics also acknowledges many infants still won't meet these milestones even at 1 year of age.