Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night

Suggestions for weary parents

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(HealthDay News) -- For exhausted parents who are desperate to get at least a few consecutive hours of sleep, there are things you can do to coax your newborn to sleep at night.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions:

  • When baby wakes at night, avoid sources of stimulation, such as noise or bright lights.
  • Make sure baby gets plenty of sleep during the day, as overtired babies may have more trouble sleeping.
  • Impose a consistent and relaxing bedtime routine.
  • Don't be afraid to cuddle and comfort your baby when necessary.


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