Importance of Baby Sleep

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By Megha,


Hello mommies. Your baby might not let you sleep, but I would like to tell you few things about his or her sleep.

Good sleep is crucial. Growth hormones are produced when your baby is sleeping, plus it boosts immunity.

Most new borns, from birth to 28 days, sleep for at least 18- 20 hours. However, they might have disturbed sleep, frequent waking and irregular sleep if they are colicky or hungry.

They generally wake up once or twice at night and stay awake for a few minutes to an hour. All this is a part of your baby’s development.

Apart from giving your baby regular night time feeds, you need to engage, play or put the baby to sleep. As your baby grows, about 14-16 hrs. sleep is essential.

Every baby is different but you can start structuring your baby’s bed time by the time he or she is 3months old. As they grow older the sleep duration also decreases.

Toddlers sleep about 12 to 14 hours, about ten hours in the night and 2-4 hours in the noon.

So all you mommies this was a brief description of your baby’s sleep.

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2 Responses to Importance of Baby Sleep

  1. Jaishri says:

    Great article Meg, putting the baby to sleep is one of the biggest challenges of a mom..

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