Sleeping newborn

It’s been a long day at the hospital. Your new baby is probably snuggling up to you for her first small sleeps and she’ll be at it for a while.

How Many Hours Do Newborns Sleep

  • Placing baby to sleep on her back on a firm surface.

  • Keeping extras like pillows, stuffed animals, and comforters out of the crib.

  • Sleeping near baby but not in the same bed.

  • Maintaining room temperature at the low to mid-twenties Celsius (around 22 ºC) or around 70F.

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Mom Tips

  • Help your baby to learn the difference between night and day by keeping their sleeping environment dark while sleeping and bright while they’re awake.

  • Always feed and change baby's diaper right before bed.

  • Newborns spend so much time on their backs sleeping so it is important to give them plenty of time on their tummies, or in an upright position when they are awake.

  • Your newborn will need to eat approximately every three hours, around the clock. But don't worry, over time she will learn to go longer between feeds and sleep longer overnight (with a few naps during the day).

Sleep in Your Baby's First Year

  • Newborn (0-3 months): 14-17 hours per day are recommended, 11-19 hours may be appropriate .

  • 4 Months (4-11 months): 12-15 hours per day are recommended, 10-18 hours may be appropriate.

  • 1 Year (1-2 years): 11-14 hours per day are recommended, 9-16 hours may be appropriate.