Sleep infants (1 – 3 months)
The time that a baby spends in a dream depends on its age. The older the child becomes, the longer he's awake. Crumbs newborns sleep quite a lot, up to 18-20 hours a day. In the first month healthy baby wakes up just to eat. Between sleep and feeding is usually 2-3 hours.
Over time, the duration of sleep gradually decreases, and the baby starts to show interest in the world around them. He carefully examines the mother's face, her bed and tied up her toys. But at this age a baby gets tired, so his sleep is still quite a lot of time.
Best sleep in the daytime is to sleep in the open air. Walking with the baby can be in almost any weather, except for days when the temperature drops below minus 15°.
If parents do not have the possibility or time to go for a walk, a good option for a new baby sleep in the stroller on the balcony.
Sleep duration of an infant aged from 3 to 6 months
At this age, baby is more active: agukaet, trying to grab hold of rattles and begins to turn over on my stomach. Overall amount of REM sleep decreases slightly, up to 18 hours a day, although all individually and depends on the individual child. The day the newborn something like this: Wake – food – sleep – wakefulness. Sleep duration about 2-2,5 hours.
How much sleeping child aged 6 to 12 months
In 6 months, many children are sitting independently, and by year - go. Sleep time is reduced, increasing the total number of hours for games and the development of the baby. Meals have been associated with sleep, the baby eats five times a day. Closer to the year the child is placed for NAPs 1-2 times a day. Total sleep time per day is 15-16 hours.
Important conditions for a good rest of the child are fresh air and normal humidity in the room. Before bed be sure to ventilate the room, the optimal temperature for a baby is in the room of 20-22oC. The favorable level of humidity in the room 40-65%. In young children the temperature exchange occurs differently than adults. If the air is too dry can cause problems with the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract and the baby will sleep restlessly.
Ways to boost humidity in the home is to use a household humidifier, to increase the number of home plants regularly in the rooms, wet cleaning.
Reasons for nocturnal awakenings and restless sleep of a baby may be sudden noises, hunger, thirst, uncomfortable, not comfortable temperature in the room (hot, stuffy). Eliminate the irritant, and she'll sleep till the morning.