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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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Keeping babies safe from COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in all 50 states and has been declared a national emergency by the President. All states have closed schools and are asking people to practice “social distancing” and self-quarantine. This is essentially the number-one thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones: Stay away from people (especially those that are sick!), skip large social gatherings, and take everyday preventive measures against spreading germs such as washing your hands and covering coughs. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) review of more than 55,000 cases in China shows that the main symptoms are fever, a dry cough, and tiredness. There can be other flu-like symptoms, but the dry cough appears in roughly 68 percent of the...

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