Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night11/21/11
(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
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