Monday, March 27, 2023

How do babies sleep from one to three months old?

Babies 1 to 3 months old:

When you thought sleeping longer was a pipe dream for you, your baby will sleep longer at night. Gradually, the baby's sleep cycle approaches the parents' sleep cycle, and the baby's need for night feedings may decrease. At this stage, the duration of sleep at night is 5-6 hours. Since babies this age are more alert and aware of their surroundings during the day, they are likely to get tired and sleep more at night. Still, the normal range for a baby's sleep is very different.

Babies up to three months of age should get 14-17 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period. Many of them sleep two or three times a day and sleep longer at night after they are fed.

If parents rock the baby before bed, he may get used to rocking again after waking up at night. Instead, try when the baby is drowsy but still awake. Put him to bed so that he can gradually learn how to fall asleep on his own.

Some babies are fussy, restless, or even cry before going to bed. Unless you think your baby is sick or hungry, leave him alone for a few minutes to see what happens, he'll probably calm down.

If your baby wakes up when you want to sleep, keep the activities around him to a minimum. Try to dim the lights. Resist the temptation to play and talk to your child. Feed and change your baby's nappy, then move her back to bed.

If the baby gets up early for the morning feeding, it may not be a problem to make a few small changes in his schedule. Parents can wake the baby up late and feed him if their sleep schedule allows.