How much sleep your baby requires, and suggestions for getting baby sleep

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    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recommendations, newborn newborns (those under three months old) require 14 to 17 hours of sleep each day, infants (those between 4 and 11 months) require 12 to 15 hours, and toddlers (those between one and two years old) require 11 to 14 hours.

    The following advice can be used to help a baby fall asleep:

    Create a bedtime schedule: A regular bedtime routine can assist in informing your infant when it is time to wind down and prepare for sleep. A bath, a bedtime story, a lullaby, or any other calming activity that is effective for you and your baby can be included in the routine.

    Make sure your baby sleeps in a peaceful, dark, and pleasant atmosphere by taking the following steps. To block out any background noise that might keep your infant awake, use a white noise machine or a fan.

    Baby should go to bed groggy but alert: This will teach them how to do it on their own and lessen the possibility that they will wake up in the middle of the night to look for you.

    Create sound sleep habits: Steer clear of relying on sleep habits that you can’t keep up all night, including nursing or rocking your infant to sleep. Instead, make an effort to create positive sleep associations for your child, such as having a pacifier or lovey nearby at all times.

    Be patient: Learning to sleep better takes time and effort. Be patient with both you and your infant, and don’t anticipate quick improvements. Remember that every infant is unique, so what works for one baby might not work for another.

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