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Is it ok for me to let our baby sleep on the couch?

Is it ok for me to let our baby sleep on the couch?

No: It is never safe to let your baby sleep unattended on the couch. The baby may roll off unexpectedly, and the couch is usually soft which is a risk factor for sids (if baby turns prone). In addition, baby should never sleep on the couch with an adult, because this has been shown to be a significant risk factor for sids. The couch, while comfortable for an adult nap, is not a safe place for baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What can I do to help my baby sleep?

What can I do to help my baby sleep?

Setup a nice routine: Set up a nice routine. Something you will do every night, ideally at the same time and in the same order. Teach the baby how to self sooth himself into sleep. ... It's a bit of time investment up front, but a huge pay off for a times to come. Be patient. Be persistent. Do not co-sleep. Follow this link for more detail instructions: http://sebpmg.Com/newsletter.Html. ...Read more

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How long does a baby sleep each night?

How long does a baby sleep each night?

Hopefully 8 or more : One tries to get an infant to sleep one extended period during the night, usually 6-8 hours or more without waking up. ...Read more

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When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

0 months: Babies are not born knowing how to sleep but learn based on their environmental habits after birth. As long as baby is in a safe sleeping environment (placed on back, hard mattress, approved crib/bassinet, no crib bumper, etc), baby can sleep alone. Mothers and babies who co-sleep sleep less deeply. ...Read more

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How long should a baby sleep every night?

How long should a baby sleep every night?

Depends on age: Babies under 4 m of age usually sleep 3-4 hrs before needing a feed. Slowly increasing feed gap until they are 8-9 m of age when then can go through the night without feed. ...Read more

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Why won't my baby sleep through the night?

Why won't my baby sleep through the night?

Depends: Depneds on age. If less than 3 months, then it's what theyare built to do. Welcome to parenthood. Babies are built to feed most at night, when moms breadtfeeding hormone peaks, even if bottle feeding. After 3-4 months most infants should sleep most of the night without feeding. Some babies just never learn to do so without help and thus wake up. 9-12 month olds wake up more with teething issues. ...Read more

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What can be done to make a baby sleep more?

What can be done to make a baby sleep more?

Be natural: Babies sleep exactly as much as they should. You don't need to change a thing. ...Read more

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What should my baby sleep in the first month?

What should my baby sleep in the first month?

Sleep - newborn: During the first month, you baby's interest is sleep - waking up only when hungry, when dirty or wet, when bored and when in pain. So in a 24-hour timeframe, s/he may sleep as much as 16 hours ...Read more

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Could you explain how much should a baby sleep?

Could you explain how much should a baby sleep?

@ 16 hours: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

When does a baby sleep through the night soundly?

After age 3 months: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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What can I do to let my one year baby sleep early?

What can I do to let my one year baby sleep early?

Sleep deprivation: Most babies sleep a consistent number of hours per day. It's a matter of when they sleep. If you'd like your baby to fall asleep earlier in the evening, keep him/her awake for a longer time during the day, perhaps skipping an afternoon nap. This should tire out the baby so he/she falls asleep more easily that night. Once you've 'reset' his/her internal clock this way, it usually stays on schedule. ...Read more

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When can my baby sleep at my relatives' without me?

When can my baby sleep at my relatives' without me?

When you want: As soon as you fell comfortable leaving your baby with our relatives you can do it. Make sure they know how you want care to be given to your baby. ...Read more

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When does baby sleep through the night without you?

When does baby sleep through the night without you?

Train from birth: There are hundreds of babies that die each year from co-sleeping with parents. Either smothered or strangled in bed linen.These are avoidable deaths. Babies should be put in a crib alone from birth & helped settle from a distance. Feeding on awakening rather than tired allows them to learn to settle without your body contact. No baby sleeps more than 4hr without waking but can resettle if allowed. ...Read more

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How long should a baby sleep for and is it bad to wake it?

How long should a baby sleep for and is it bad to wake it?

Can wake for feeding: Most young infants sleep 5-8 hours at night, a long am nap of 2-4 hours and an afternoon nap of 2-4 hours. The baby may take 1-3 other shorter naps depending on age and activity. It is okay to wake them for scheduled feedins - often every 3-4 hours, but ususally best to let them sleep one extended period at night unless underweight and not taking in enough milk during the day. ...Read more

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How come my baby sleep most of the day and handly eats anything?

How come my baby sleep most of the day and handly eats anything?

If this is a change: Then see the doctor to see if your baby is ok or not. If this is the usual routine for you baby, then following the growth charts at well child visits would be the best way to know if it is normal or not. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let baby sleep in the bouncer all night ? Does this hurt his back?

Is it ok to let baby sleep in the bouncer all night ?  Does this hurt his back?

Yes and No: Yes and no. It is ok early, but the longer you allow this habit to entrench, when the baby is too big and needs the crib, transition may be difficult. The earkier the crib the easier. And no, it does not hurt the back. ...Read more

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Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.

Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.

Age dependent: Sleep duration or number of naps during the day varies with the age of baby. Newborns may sleep for 14-18 hrs a day. As they get older the number of naps decrease. Just make sure that baby is being fed at regular intervals for age. ...Read more