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Growth & Development

Making Sure Your Infant is Getting Enough Sleep

Give your baby an opportunity to sleep every 1.5-2 hours. Even if you have visitors, it is okay to put your baby down for a nap. Ideally, we want to put your baby down when he is awake but drowsy. By letting your baby put himself to sleep he will learn how to self-soothe which will be good later when you consider sleep training. Your baby will not give you a long stretch of sleep at this time, but even if baby does you are waking your baby every 3 hours to feed. Make sure not to have the longest stretch in the middle of the day, and encourage the baby to take it at night by doing regular feedings throughout the daytime.

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