Dear Dr; how much sleep should take a new born what should be precautions for new born baby

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Updated on Jan 16, 2020

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A newborn sleeps up to 16-17 hours, including nap time. Some baby sleep at a stretch for 2 to 4 hours and some keep waking up after every 1 hour. Sleeping patterns differ from baby to baby. Some babies sleep more and some babies less. Mostly newborn babies wake up at night when they are hungry as their tummy is small and needs frequent feed. After feeding ensure that you burp your baby before putting him/her back to sleep. To set a sleeping pattern in babies you can do the following. Once the baby completes 2 weeks you can start teaching the difference between day and night. During night time keep the light and noise level low, do not play when the baby is awake at night. Watch out for signs that indicate that your baby is sleepy. Getting quieter, yawning, getting cranky for no reason are all signs that tell you it’s time to call it a day. Here's also a blog that may help you: https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-make-your-baby-sleep/3964

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