Healthy Baby Sleep rules

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Healthy Baby Sleep: Basic Rules Healthy baby sleep Fundamental rules As with adults, for toddlers, sleep is a great way to process all the information the brain receives in a day. How much sleep do children need, and what does lack of sleep lead to at a young age? How much do children need to sleep The need for sleep varies with age. Newborns sleep about 20 hours a day, children from 2 to 4 years old - about 16 hours, 4-5 year olds should be provided 13 hours of sleep, children 6-7 years old should sleep 12 hours, and adolescents need 9 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, in our time, not only parents who are busy with their careers and households, but also their children do not get enough sleep. According to statistics, about 5 percent of children are now sleep deprived as much as 1.5-2 hours a day, starting from toddler age. Why do children lack sleep Often the reason for lack of sleep is that not only mom and dad believe that proper sleep is not importa

how to make your baby sleep

how to make baby sleep

Sleep is a big concer
n for new parents. How to make baby sleep? When will he spend his nights? Is he sleeping too much or not enough? Because every child is unique, the answers to these questions will vary from baby to baby


Sleep between 0 and 3 months

A newborn baby sleeps as needed, rarely during the hours that are convenient for its parents. At birth, he makes no difference between day and night. Indeed, his biological clock, which regulates the periods of wakefulness and sleep, is not yet adjusted
The newborn baby usually sleeps in periods of 2 to 4 hours, but rather about 2 hours if breastfed. Some infants wake up mainly to drink, while others spend more time awake from birth. It depends on their temperament. You don't have to wake a healthy baby to feed it. However, if your baby has a specific health problem or medical condition, follow the recommendations of your healthcare profession.

What is the best position to put a baby to bed?

The position on the back is the only one which is recommended to lay baby down safely. This position helps prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

How many hours of sleep for a baby between 0 and 3 months old?


Typically, a newborn baby sleeps around 14 to 18 hours a day. From the age of 1 to 3 months, they sleep about 14 to 17 hours a day and can stay awake for 2 or 3 hours at a time. . At this age, his waking period is usually longer at the end of the day, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m


Day and night: how to help baby differentiate them?



You may feel that your baby sleeps as much during the day as at night, and even more during the day. This is quite normal, as it is only around 8-10 weeks that a child begins to distinguish day from night. He then drinks less at night and more during the day. Until then, here's what you can do to help your baby slowly see the difference between day and night.

  • Focus on calm when feeding him at night. Dim the light, try not to talk to him, and change his diaper very gently, only if necessary.

During the day, stimulate him. Take him for a walk and, during naps, leave the curtains open and don't help making a little noise. You can also make him sleep in a different bed than the one he occupies at night, for example, in a small cradle or in a portable bed.

Create an environment conducive to sleep


  • Even though she is still very young, there are a number of ways you can help your baby sleep. Here are some suggestionsCheck his comfort by making sure his diaper is clean, the room temperature is comfortable (20 ° C or 21 ° C, or 68 ° F or 70 ° F), that the background noise is not too loud , that he wears appropriate clothing for the season and that there is no smoke (cigarette or other).

Swaddle him in a thin blanket that will remind him of his life in mom's womb. Swaddling can also improve sleep for babies who sleep poorly or wake up often. When you swaddle your baby, you can keep his arms folded up so he can touch his face or bring his hands to his mouth. Over time, this behavior will promote independence in falling asleep. Swaddling is no longer recommended after 2 months.

Sleep in a bassinet or cradle for the first few weeks, if possible, as many babies don't like being in a large space like their bassinet. If you don't have a bassinet or cradle, you can also lay your baby sideways at one end of the bassinet. This will make him feel more cramped with the sides of his bassinet at his feet, at his head and to his right or left.

Sleep between 3 and 6 months


Since he now weighs at least 5 kg (11 lbs), he has enough energy reserves to wait between his increasingly spaced feeds. At this age, however, some babies still need to drink at night, and this is normal.

Normally, between 4 and 11 months, a child sleeps about 12 to 3 hours a day. In addition, he or she begins to sleep for longer periods of time at night. Babies often start sleeping around 3 months, that is, sleeping 5 to 6 hours in a row at night.uite normal.

From this age, the baby also feels more confident. He can calm himself down, for example by sucking his thumb between two drinks. In addition, his body clock begins to adjust to a 24 hour period.

day and night, her waking and sleeping periods are increasingly predictable. From 4 to 8 or 9 months, most babies take three naps: one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one at the end of the day.

At around 5 to 6 months, the baby's signs of fatigue (eg, crying, yawning, rubbing the eyelids, loss of interest in toys and people) become easier to read. This is the perfect time to integrate a bedtime routine. The baby is indeed more biologically and psychologically ready.


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