*Newborns (0-3 months) = 14-17 hours each day
*Infants (4-11 months) = 12-15 hours each day
*Toddlers (1-2 years) = 11-14 hours each day
*Preschoolers (3-5) = 10-13 hours each day
So, how can you help ensure that your little one is getting enough sleep? Depending on your baby's age, here are a few tips:
*During the day try to let plenty of sunlight into the house or take your baby outside for some fresh air.
*Implement a soothing bedtime routine.
*Set an appropriate bedtime.
*Try putting your child to bed drowsy but awake.
*Should your wee one wake up at night for a feeding or diaper change keep the lights dim, speak softly, and keep your interactions to a minimum so he/she doesn't fully wake up.
*Schedule your baby's naps and meals at the same times each day to get him/her used to being in a routine.
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