Newborn sleep is something that first-time mums can become obsessed with, and for good reason. If you are a new mother, you could be worried about whether your baby is getting adequate rest. Newborn babies will usually sleep 16 to 17 hours a day – but no baby is normal and it will vary from child to child. Usually, a baby will not sleep all the way through the night until they reach the age of 3 months – if your baby is doing this before then congratulations you are very lucky!. There are a couple of reasons why this is the case. The first is that they have small stomachs, so they become hungry a lot quicker, particularly if they are breastfed. It is easier for them to digest breast milk than to digest formula, so they will have to eat more often, particularly at the start of their lives. They also sleep in shorter cycles and dream in shorter cycles than adults do. Most of the time, newborn babies sleep an average of 8 hours a day and 8 hours a night. They won’t sleep 8 hours straight, though. When you first bring them home, they will sleep in very short cycles.
When your baby starts to sleep all the way through the night, you might be frustrated when they start waking up again in the middle of the night. Most of the time, this occurs when they are about 6 months old, and means that they are experiencing a normal development called separation anxiety. However, if you are unable to handle this common situation of a baby fighting sleep, you may look for a specialized consultant where the professional consultant can easily help you to solve your problems. Completely Baby based in Cremorne Point, Sydney, Australia offers baby sleep consultant and other services for children aged 0-2 years, providing high-quality practical support and advice for you and your baby.