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The way your baby sleeps changes as she grows. Newborns sleep a lot throughout the 24 hour day, waking up often throughout both day and night. Even so, you can still begin to develop a bedtime routine for your baby, even as early as 6 to 8 weeks.

And as your baby develops and starts to consolidate her sleep into nighttime sleep with fewer daytime “naps,” you can help her gradually develop a sleeping pattern, learning that nighttime is for sleep, and not play.

Newborns Wake Up – A Lot:-

For the first few months, your baby will fall asleep and wake up at all hours of the day (and night!). Newborn babies can have quite a range in total sleep time (10-18 hours per day), with sleep usually equally spaced throughout the 24-hour day with no real difference between day and nighttime sleep. Babies may sleep 2 to 5 hours at a time. Be sure to respond to your newborn when he signals, as he will likely need feeding…and diapering!

Why Your Newborn Wakes Up:-

Your newborn most often wakes up because he is hungry or needs to be changed. Be aware of sudden changes in your baby’s sleep patterns — it may signal illness or a hunger-inducing growth spurt.

Teach the Difference between Night and Day:-

When your baby sleeps during the day, keep the lights on and keep sounds at normal levels. At night, on the other hand, turn off the light or use a night-light, feed and change your baby as calmly and quietly as possible, and limit your interactions to holding him gently. Your touch will soothe him, improving his sleep quantity and quality. Soon you will notice your baby's longest periods of sleep occur at night.

Naptime — For Mom Too:-

Use your baby’s naptime as a time to catch up on sleep yourself. As tempting as it is to use naptime to get things done, you’ll be able to cope better if you nap when your baby does.


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