How many hours should your baby sleep?

Many new mothers think that their babies do not get enough sleep, or never sleep! But babies get enough sleep in their own way. This chart shows how many hours a baby should sleep.

* One week old.

The baby needs 16 hours of sleep per day, divided into about nine hours at night (waking up); and four morning meals for about two hours each.

* Four weeks old.

The infant needs 15 and a half hours of sleep a day. These hours are divided into nine hours at night (waking up); and three morning meals for about two hours each.

* Three months.

The infant needs 15 hours of sleep a day; it is divided into about 10 hours at night (waking up); and three morning meals for two hours each.

* Six to nine months.

The infant needs 14 and a half hours of sleep a day; it is divided into about 11 and a half hours at night; and 1-2 daily morning dives.

* Twelve months old.

The infant needs 14 hours of sleep a day; it is divided into about 11 1/2 hours at night; and a two-hour morning nap.

Of course, these hours vary depending on the environment surrounding the child, the illness, the nature of the child (some children prefer complete quiet at sleep), the presence of siblings who harass the child during sleep.

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