Many parents who have children of either sex will swear that there were innate gender differences to how they slept as babies, regardless of whether routines were different or baby comforters were introduced. But while these opinions may often fall on open ears, that is all they are – opinions. The sleeping patterns of male and female babies have long been researched – including duration of sleep and changes in sleep-wake rhythms - and as of yet, none of these studies have been indicative that one sex consistently sleeps better than the other.
So if your three year old girl is still waking at night and you’ve just given birth to a baby boy, don’t be overly optimistic that he’ll be any different when it comes to sleep! If he is, it’s unlikely that it will have anything to do with his gender.
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