Newborns often sleep the majority of the day, but at three or four weeks are much more alert. Although you many not have enough sleep, rest assured that your baby does.
Most moth-old babies should be able to sleep for about 3-4 hours (long stretch) and one or two shorter stretches.
Establish a bedtime routine
Make sure your baby is well fed and burped before putting him/her to bed
Ensure the proper bedroom environment (dark room and comfortable temperature)
Do not disturb your baby's sleep by peeking in the crib too frequently
As your baby grows and develops, she/he will become more alert.
Your baby might not develop longer naps until six months of age.
Sleeps usually comes after feeding, when baby's tummy is full.
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All babies should sleep on their backs. Tummy sleeping has been associated with SIDS ( sudden infant death syndrome.
Sleeping arrangements should be comfortable for you. Most parents elect to have a newborn in their room in a separate bed. As the baby grows, most parents are comfortable moving their little one to a separate sleeping room. The AAP ( American Academy of Pediatrics) discourages co-beeding due to the risk of suffocation!
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