Newborn Care: Establish Healthy Sleep Habits

Newborn Care: Establish Healthy Sleep Habits

Newborn care doesn’t have to be complicated. Establishing healthy sleep habits for your newborn doesn’t have to be complicated either. Your pediatrician can help. The pediatricians at Burlington Pediatrics in Burlington, MA, offer a wide range of medical services, including tips on newborn care.

What You Need to Know About Newborns and Sleep

Establishing a healthy sleep schedule for your newborn is important because it helps to settle and calm your baby, making your life calmer too. These are a few simple tips to help you establish a healthy sleep schedule for your newborn:

  • Your newborn will sleep for a few hours at a time, enabling your baby to feed every 2 to 3 hours
  • Try to start your day at the same time, including getting your newborn up when you get up
  • Have your newborn enjoy sunlight, to make your newborn feel warm and comfortable
  • Put your newborn down for a nap right away when your baby shows signs of being tired
  • Try to keep a consistent bedtime, so your newborn gets used to a routine
  • Start a sleeping ritual, like singing to your baby, rocking, or reading to your baby
  • When your baby wakes during the night, keep the lights low, feed your baby, and put your baby down for the night again, without any wake time

Remember to try to sleep when your baby sleeps, so you can stay refreshed. You will need energy to care for your newborn, so adequate sleep is important for you too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if you are a new parent. Your pediatrician can help guide you in caring for your newborn.

Want To Know More?

To find out more about establishing healthy sleep habits for your newborn, call the pediatricians at Burlington Pediatrics in Burlington, MA. You can reach them in the office by calling (781) 272-2210, so call today.

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To get in touch with us, give us a call at (781) 272-2210

281 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA, 01803

We start answering the phones at 8 am for same day sick appointments.
First appointment is 8:45.

If you have an urgent problem for which you need to speak with a doctor after the office is closed, our only after hours phone number is 781 272 2210. You will be prompted on how to reach our answering service. The on call physician from our office will call you back.

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