Things You Don’t Know About Your Newborn Baby’s Sleep!
Your Newborn Baby’s Sleep:
Sleep can be one of the most frustrating issues of new parenthood. Many of us learn through tough nights and, babies don’t take a nap like the adults. Here’s why:
Some Newborns Stay Up All Night And Sleep All Day:
Many babies arrive in the world with their days and nights completely reversed. Some babies sleep for longer times during the day, saving their energy for the late night hours.
A baby who wakes up at night to cry, eat, and demand the attention of an adult makes it exhausting for parents.
As your baby’s brain and central nervous system mature, her sleep cycles will get longer and she can sleep at night. You can contribute to this process by creating a calm, dark environment at night while letting the sunshine in during the day.
Newborns Don’t Need A Quiet Place To Sleep:
Most babies can sleep in the noisiest and brightest places. They don’t need the same kind of sleep environment as adults do.
Many newborns sleep better surrounded by some kind of mundane sound, like a fan or a washing machine. Babies sleep whenever they need to.
The abnormal ability to sleep through a thunderstorm is so strong in some babies that parents wonder whether their baby’s hearing is normal or not.
Enjoy it while it lasts. As your baby leaves the newborn phase behind and becomes more aware of his environment, she’ll begin to outgrow this sleep anytime stage. The noise and other distractions do start to matter. So, try to be as quiet as possible.
Newborn’s Sleep Is Unpredictable:
Most babies don’t stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time, day or night, during the first few weeks of life.
Newborns typically sleep 14 to 18 hours a day in the first week and 12 to 16 hours by the time they’re a month old. In a recent survey, 71 percent of BabyCenter moms revealed that lack of sleep is the hardest part of being a parent.
Some parents are startled and even alarmed by how much their new baby sleeps. Some babies sleep all day, but there’s nothing to be worried about.
Its normal for some newborns to sleep for about 20 hours per day. If this describes your baby, prepare yourself for some rough sleepless nights.
Babies Have Different Sleep Personalities:
Most babies come to us with their own sleep temperaments.
Parents of more than one child often see these differences from very early on. The first baby may sleep a lot, but the second child might not be the same. Some babies are more determined and will fight sleep as long as they can. Likewise, Others are more unruffled.
You can teach your baby good sleep habits by establishing a bedtime routine and reading books at sleep time.
Babies Need A Good Sleeping Space:
The safest sleeping position and space for babies is on their back on a firm, flat mattress with a tight-fitting sheet and nothing else.
A bed with no blankets or pillows is just perfect for a baby with the right clothing. Remove any item from the sleeping area that could potentially suffocate a baby, cause overheating, or otherwise impair breathing, including blankets, bumpers, pillows, and stuffed toys.
Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more tips on newborn baby’s sleep!