Newborns need 14 to 17 hours of sleep a day (8 hours during the day and 8 at night) but can't stay awake longer than 1 to 2 hours at a time and newborn sleep patterns change rapidly. If newborns generally eat, poop, and sleep around the clock in the early days, what does a newborn's sleep schedule look like? This post shares sample newborn sleep schedules by week, information about your newborn's sleep patterns, and tips to help get your newborn sleeping. You can peruse all the newborn sleep
Attention, tired moms everywhere (and I know about 95% of you reading this article right now are tired moms!!) - we have a message for you. We know how overwhelmed and exhausted you are. We know that you love your little one so much it practically hurts, but that you are simply drowning in sleep problems. We know that you feel desperate and alone as you try to get your baby or toddler back to sleep at night. We know you sometimes wonder if you've done something wrong, or if you've "ruined"
When you understand your newborn’s sleep patterns and habits, you can start to establish a little more structure in your daily life and build a little more confidence in your decisions and actions during the baby’s first days. While newborns can’t stay on a strict sleep or feeding schedule – mostly due to their many growth spurts in these early months – these sample newborn sleep and feeding schedules can guide you through these stages and make sure everyone is getting the sleep and nutrition