Do not let your newborn sleep longer than 5 hours at a time in the first 5-6 weeks.
Thereafter, you can keep the following general milestones in mind: By 4 months, most babies begin to show some preferences for longer sleep at night.
Is it okay for newborn to sleep 6 hours?
Generally, newborns sleep a total of about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and a total of about 8 hours at night. But because they have a small stomach, they must wake every few hours to eat. Most babies don’t start sleeping through the night (6 to 8 hours) until at least 3 months of age.
How long should a newborn stay awake?
Newborns shouldn’t stay awake very long
By six months most babies can stay awake for two to three hours.
Can newborn sleep too much?
Newborns may sleep more or less than usual when they are sick or experience a disruption in their regular routines. Most newborns sleep in bursts of 30–45 minutes to as long as 3–4 hours. In the first couple of weeks, it is standard for a newborn to wake up to feed and then go right back to sleep.
Can I let my newborn sleep through the night?
Some newborns may sleep up to 18–19 hours a day. Wake your baby every 3–4 hours to eat until he or she shows good weight gain, which usually happens within the first couple of weeks. After that, it’s OK to let your baby sleep for longer periods of time at night.