Healthy Baby Sleep rules

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


Proper care for the newborn

 Of course you want to give your baby a gentle and pleasant start in life. With these tips on proper care, that's no problem.

Skin care and bathing

Newborns have very sensitive skin, which can often be tight and wrinkled due to contact with air, clothing and water loss. Real pieces of skin can even come off. For care you can use a fatty oil from cold pressing (olive, calendula or almond oil), which you massage carefully into the skin. Clean the diaper area with warm water every time you change a diaper. As long as the baby's bottom is not sore, you can do without a protective cream. In general, you should only use natural products for skin care that are free from irritants and synthetic fragrances.

Umbilical cord care

The one to two centimeter long umbilical cord remnants dry up and fall off at some point in the first few weeks of life. The umbilical wound may then ooze or bleed slightly until it has healed completely. So-called open navel care is recommended. The umbilical cord is not covered with a compress or an umbilical bandage. This way, a lot of air comes to the navel, the umbilical cord remnants dry out faster and the umbilical wound heals better. The bottom of the umbilicus should be cleaned daily. Whether your midwife uses a calendula essence, umbilical powder, alcohol or just a saline solution is up to her. Let your midwife guide you and ask if necessary. If you notice redness around the navel, your baby is feverish and restless, or drinks less, this could be an indication of a navel infection. In this case you should definitely consult your pediatrician!

The right clothes

                                                                             Babies cannot regulate their body temperature independently in the first few weeks of life. They cool down very quickly, but on the other hand they can also get a slightly higher temperature if clothing is too warm. Basically, a newborn born to term loses less warmth than a premature baby. The newborn's heat balance becomes more stable with increasing body weight. inner layers. These warm better and you can take off a layer if necessary. Always dress your baby a little warmer than yourself.

In order to avoid heat loss, the baby should always wear a hat, except at night, because during sleep the baby can only give off heat through his head. If your child tends to have cold hands and feet, put on cotton socks and gloves.


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