A chart can be a great way of tracking your baby’s day and night. The benefits of charting:
- You can learn when your baby has preferences for feeding or sleeping
- You can see when patterns start to emerge
- You can track bed times and morning wake times
- You can track the number of feedings your baby has per day without having to guess
- You will be encouraged when when see those night time sleeps start to extend! Continue reading
How many naps per day should your baby be getting?
This will depend upon a few things:
- How old your baby is
- How long their naps are
- If your baby is fit and healthy
How Old is Your Baby?
Your baby’s age will determine how many naps they are likely to take. A newborn can take up to 10 catnaps a day, and a 6 month old may take 3 predictable naps per day. Continue reading
How much sleep should you baby be getting in a 24 hour period?
While babies will vary in how much day sleep and night sleep they are getting, they usually all average out to about the same amount of sleep in a 24 hour period. So, if you have a great night sleeper, you might find that they only have short or infrequent naps during the day. Or, if you have a great day time napper, you might have issues with night sleeping, or a baby that goes down quite late at night. Continue reading
How long babies sleep overnight varies quite significantly from baby to baby, and when they finally sleep through the night will also vary significantly.
In this article is a graph that will show you averages of how long a baby will sleep overnight. You will see that in the early months the number of hours is very low, this is because baby still needs to be fed quite often. As they grow older they require less overnight feeds and the number of hours of uninterupted sleep will lengthen. Continue reading
This article includes two different routines that a three month old could be following. Continue reading