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SLEEPING PATTERN
 


A newborn baby will sleep most of the day i.e. approximately 16 -18 hours per day will be awake only for short periods of time.The infants sleep patterns vary form baby to baby.

It is not unusual for a baby to have a “fussy” period during the late afternoon or evening. Try to give your baby plenty of stimulation during the day and limit naps to 2 to 3 hours at a time.

If the baby wakes during the night try not to make a fuss, feed the baby quickly or quietly without talking.

Always put the baby to sleep on firm mattresses or other firm surface, as soft bedding can cover an infants nose and mouth leading to suffocation.

However, there are certain medical conditions that require the babies to sleep on the stomachs.

 

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