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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sleeping Habits

My First Just Beautiful.
 
Newborn babies usually sleep almost 18 hours a day on his first few weeks. And gradually reduces by the end of the 3rd month, more or less 15 hours of sleep by that time.

Xye slept most of the time on his first few weeks. But on his second to third months his sleeping habit had changed. Though he still sleep straight at night just like before but he usually sleep at a maximum of 2 hours of uninterrupted sleep during daytime plus few sleeps that last at a minimum of 15 minutes. 

These are his sleeping habits that I have observed:
  • He sleeps at 7PM, wakes up in between to feed then sleeps again until morning.
  • He wakes up early around 5am to 6am. That’s the time hubby and I woke up also to prepare ourselves for work too.
  • I usually give Xye a bathe at 6:30am. After his bathe he plays a bit, feed then falls asleep that last more or less 30minutes in his crib, then he wakes up again. From then on he'll fall asleep again when he's tired from playing and kicking.
  • From 6:00am to 7:00pm he only has more or less 4 to 5 times brief sleeps. He can only sleep at least 2hours straight during day time if he’s being cuddled.
I was worried at first. I asked his pediatrician about it and she said that there’s nothing to worry about because even though he sleep less during the day at least he sleeps straight through the night. Huh! That was a relief.

And one more thing she told me that I don’t have to wake Xye up every three hours during the night to feed him, like what I have done on his first 3 months.

(I took this photo one Sunday afternoon while hubby tries to make his son fall asleep, Xye did fell asleep actually as well as his babysitter, his father. lol)

Tip: To make babies sleep at night, minimize noises and dim the lights, i.e. to make him understand that it is night time and night time is for sleeping.

6 comments:

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  2. yeah...our children are the most beautiful gifts from above! visiting your JB entry. hope you can drop by my Just Beautiful entry too!

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  4. so cute baby of yours...very beautiful baby while asleep..thanks for the comment..and for following, followed you back sis..;)

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  5. P peaceful sa sleep ni baby. adorable

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  6. awww..such a beautiful photo of daddy and baby. very heartwarming! thanks for joining JB! :)

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