Any mother that has just had a new born baby will be wondering if their child is getting enough sleep. Many mothers and fathers will also be wondering if they are getting enough sleep themselves; but how much sleep should a young baby actually get. Medical experts all agree that during the first month of baby’s life around 15 hours sleep a day. Sleep is important for the development of any baby but don’t think there is something wrong just because your baby wakes up after napping for less than a hour at a time, even if it is at night. Interrupted sleep patterns are common and very natural in toddlers during their first six months or more.
When it’s time for baby to sleep there has to be some consistency shown by the parents, a routine if you will; rock your baby at least 15 minutes before you want them to go to bed and sleep, or maybe read them a bedtime story, even babies are often soothed by the tones of their parents’ voices. Perhaps you could even rub their brow or play some gentle music, just be sure that you carry out this routine consistently and with regularity.