Can a Baby Sleep 12 Hours Straight by 12 Weeks of Age?
My mother always says that when something seems too good to be true, it probably is!
So when a mother in the My Sleeping Baby Facebook community told me that she came across a book that claims to get her baby sleeping through the night by 12 weeks of age, I knew which book she was talking about.
12 Hours By 12 Weeks- The Book
The book “12 Hours by 12 Weeks” claims that if you follow their feeding and sleep schedule, your healthy 12-week old baby can learn to sleep 12 hours straight at night. Now, I really dislike being the bearer of bad news. However, I would also hate to mislead anyone and get their hopes up about something that might not be possible.
So I gave my take on this particular book in this Facebook Live video below. Spoiler alert- I’m not a fan. In my opinion, the advice in this book is not age appropriate, is not developmentally appropriate, and does not align with the basics of sleep science. On top of that, this advice might not be safe!
I delve into my concerns about this book in MUCH more detail here!