Your baby sleeps more than you do?

Sleeping Patterns & Techniques for those Restless Newborns

It is not uncommon for your newborn to be sleeping in fragments, causing you to feel exhausted and fatigue. On average, a newborn sleeps for 16 hours a day. Well rested, aren't they? You, on the other hand, not so much. Having to accommodate your sleeping pattern to your baby can be stressful at times, but you can make the process easier for both you AND your baby by doing the following:

Teach Night and Day

In order to encourage your baby to be on the same sleeping pattern as you, you must distinguish between 'night' and 'day'. When the baby is awake, play and bond. Expose the baby's bedroom to light. Do not worry about daytime noises (phone, music, dishwasher, etc). During the night, do not fuss around with him by talking or playing. Dim the lights and use soothing tones and minimize noise in the house.




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At the bottom of this article you will find a video about parents dealing with their newborns sleeping patterns and methods they found worked best for them:

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/is_my_child_tired.html/context/730

Sophia D. Class 1.