When you are preparing your newborn baby for life, you need to create an order in order for your survival also. When it comes to order, the first thing that comes to mind and pushes the newborn mothers the most is the sleep patterns.
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Healthy Sleeping Times of Babies
- In the newborn period, babies sleep about 11-18 hours a day in total.
- Sleeps 3-4 hours in 2-3 months period and wakes up for feeding. Active sleep drops to 43%.
- 71% of babies sleep all night when they are 3 months old.
- 4 months old babies sleep longer at night and sleep shorter during the day.
- They awaken 1-2 times in a 5-6 hour sleep cycle in the 6 month period. A total sleep hours of babies in this period is 11-14 hours a day and 84% of these babies can sleep all night.
- 90% of 10 month old babies sleep an average of 10-13 hours a night and throughout the day.
- 12 months old babies sleep about 10-13 hours a day in total.
- Day sleep falls between 18-21 months.
- Most children between 21-36 months need a half-hour to 3 hour sleep a day.
- At age 2, they sleep 10-12 hours a day.
- Children in play age sleep 12-14 hours a day. They sleep 1-3 times during the day; however, it should be ensured that this is not in a close period to evening sleep.
- In the pre-school period, they sleep between 11-13 hours at night and they do not sleep during the day.
- Children aged 5-12 years sleep 11 hours at night.
- Recent studies have shown that adolescents require 10 hours of sleep per night. The average is 7-7.5 hours.
- In adults, optimal sleep time is 8 hours. Sleep, falling asleep and sleep times vary as the age progresses.
When can we teach the night day difference to the baby?
Some babies don’t like to sleep at night. Not much can be done in the first days; but after the second week you must begin to teach him/her to distinguish between day and night. In the daytime, play as much as you can with him/her. Make the home and room bright and do not try to reduce the usual daily sounds (telephone or television). If he/she sleeps after feeding, try to keep him/her awake. At night when you go to feed him/her do not play with your baby, reduce the room’s light and sound, and do not spend much time with him/her.
Our articles are prepared to give advice. You should consult your doctor for exact information.