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Ideal Sleeping Time Need for Newborn Baby
Sleeping style of newborn babies is different in all babies, but generally newborn babies sleep well during day and night if they are in good health. Some parents get troubled due to their newborn baby awake in night and not sleep well like other newborn babies. Sleeping habits of newborns are not similar, generally a newborn baby sleep for 17 – 20 hours [including day and night sleeping hours] in a day. Some babies with less sleeping habits sleep for only 11 hours including day and night sleeping hours. Some baby cry in night as crying is the only communication way that your baby knows. Therefore, you need to understand reasons for your baby’s crying by observing her habits for feeding, sleeping, awaking or changing diaper.
Newborn’s Sleeping Habits
Newborn baby of one or two days old, sleep well for some days. After few days they start awaking in night as per their cycle of sleeping. There are many reasons for your baby not sleeping well at night such as if she gets hungry, diaper change time or she/he does not wants to sleep if baby completed her/his sleep in daytime. If it is time for diaper change, you can change diaper and try to make your baby sleep by giving her/him bottle or breastfed.
Your newborn baby need breastfed at every two to three hours therefore, you should maintain breastfed and sleeping schedule. You can adjust breastfed while your baby awake during night. The reason is you can save your sleep time in such a way. Sometimes baby sleep again with feeding as some babies are habituated to sleep with feeding. You should always try that your baby is not habituated to suck bottle or breast whole the night when she/he sleeps. Some baby get habituated to sleep only with breastfed or bottle feed during night; it becomes stressful for mother that she cannot sleep comfortably whole the night.