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Baby Basics: Sleep

The Importance of Sleep in Babies Everyone needs sleep to survive but babies need it more than anyone else. Babies need sleep and lots of it! But, how much sleep do they need? And why is sleep important for them? How Long Should Your Baby Sleep? 0-3 months  A full-term healthy newborn or a baby of up to 3 months old will spend most hours of a 24-hour day sleeping. To be more specific, they need to sleep for 14 to 16 hours every day. Obviously, these are not consecutive hours. During a baby’s first few months of life, they will sleep for not more than 2 to 4 hours at a time because of basic needs like feeding. A...

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