Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Baby's first small sleeps

It's been a long day a the hospital. Your new baby is probably s giggling up to you for his first small sleeps and he'll be at it for a while.

During the first few weeks, newborns can sleep up to 16 -20 hours a day in 3-4 hour stretches.

Make sure they sleep safely and peacefully by:
-Placing baby to sleep on her back on a firm surface.
-Keeping extras like pillows, stuffed animals, and comforters out of the crib.
-Sleeping near baby but not in the same bed.
-Maintaining room temperature at the low to mid twenties cel is (around 22C) or around 70F.

-Help your baby to learn the difference between night and day by keeping light dimmed during the night and bright during the day.
-Always feed and change baby's diaper right before bed.
-Newborns spend so much time on their baca sleeping so it's important to give them plenty of time on their tummies, or in an upright position when they are awake.
-Avoid unnecessary wake ups by choosing a diaper that's comfortable and gives lasting dryness, like Pampers Premium Care.

Your newborn will need to eat approximately every three hours, around the clock. But don't worry, over time she will learn to go longer between feeds and sleep longer overnight (with a few naps during the day). Here is a rough guide to sleep by age:

Newborn:  16-20 hours per day
6 weeks:   15-16 hours per day
4 months:  9-12 hours plus 2 naps
6 months:  11 hours plus 2 naps
9 months:   11-12 hours plus 2 naps


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