As your baby gets older, you’ll find that their sleeping patterns are forever changing. To help both you and baby adjust to this, we’ve got a few hints and tips for newborns through to toddlers for a good night’s sleep.
Newborns – 0-3 months
Whilst it might feel like your newborn never sleeps, newborn babies actually sleep between 16-18 hours a day, just broken up into smaller chunks – perhaps 2-4 hours at a time. The first few months in a babies life are all about adjustment, so prepare yourself for baby to wake up at any time of the night (and day) – baby needs to establish sleep structures and by responding quickly when your newborn wakes up, you can help set these in place. Try and help your baby understand night and day, when it’s time for a nap in the daytime, keep the lights on. You’ll soon find that baby will tend to sleep more at night, because the environment is much better to catch up on all those zzz’s.