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a The baby now begins to stay awake for longer periods during the day. Always put the baby to sleep on their back and try to avoid the baby sleeping with their head on one side.
b Give the baby a chance to fall asleep on their own. Babies now start developing their own sleep habits. Avoid rocking your baby to sleep or holding them until they fall asleep.


Try teaching your baby the difference between day and night. When he is alert and awake during the day, play with him as much as you can, keep the house and his room light bright and allow daytime noises to be present.


At night time do not play with him, keep the lights and noise level low and do not spend time talking to him. Before long the baby should begin to figure that nighttime is for sleeping.


By 3 - 4 months, most babies sleep for 15 hours a day, 10 of those hours at night and the rest divided among 3 - 4 daytime naps.


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