Do you have a complaint that your newborn awakes all day or he/she sleeps for 15 hours a day? Figuring out the amount of sleep that your newborn must have can be difficult. It becomes even more difficult when you compare sleeping habits of your child to your sister’s baby and neighbor’s baby. Every child has different sleeping habits. It is very important to set your expectations as it may be the first step to knowing how much sleep your newborn baby needs.
I have observed some parents believe that their three-month-old baby should nap 2-3 times a day for 1-2 hours each time. But few babies require much more sleep than this; whereas, others may not need this much sleep. In some cases, baby sleeps more in the daytime as compared to night. This may also disturb you if you believe that sleeping at night is more beneficial for baby’s health. So how would you decide that how much sleep does your newborn need?
Don’t worry; you have come to the right place, this guide is all about average baby sleep needs.
It is very necessary for newborns to have an adequate sleep. This is very important for their overall development during this initial phase. Excess of sleep and lack of sleep, both are not good for newborn’s health. So, you must take proper care and ensure that your newborn is getting adequate and sound sleep during day and night.