He was born about two months early, or premature. When will he sleep all night?
Babies typically start sleeping through the night between 3- and 6-months-old, but it really varies and depends very much on the baby and for some it takes a bit longer. If your baby was born 2 months premature, you can simply adjust that timeframe by 2 months – so your baby might be close to 5- to 8-months-old before he starts sleeping through the night. The other thing to think about is whether or not he has any health complications associated with prematurity. So, if he has something like reflux or any other health condition that might disrupt his sleep, it might take him a bit longer. If your little one has health complications, be sure to check with his health care provider regarding when he should be expected to sleep through the night.
See also Dr. Robyn Stremler’s video on when you can stop adjusting your preemie’s age.About Dr. Erin Leichman