All About Sleeping birth to 1 year

Unless your newborn baby is hungry, cold, or otherwise uncomfortable, he’ll spend most of the time between feedings asleep. The amount of time he sleeps will depend on individual physiology, but the average is about 60 percent of the day. Don’t, however, expect your baby to sleep all the time and don’t get worried when he doesn’t. Some babies are naturally more wakeful right from the start; others are more sleepy.

Even though your baby will follow his own sleep pattern, it is important that he learns to differentiate between day and night, and there are several ways of helping your baby to do this. For example, when you put your baby in his crib in the evening, make sure that the room is darkened and make an ...

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