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How can I help my newborn get enough sleep?

Newborn babies will sleep 11 to 18 hours day, but any new parent knows there’s no predicting exactly when this sleeping will take place! Here are some tips to help your newborn get enough sleep:
  • Stimulate your newborn with light and noise during the day and create a quieter environment at night. This will help strengthen their developing internal clock.
  • Get enough sleep yourself! Parents of newborns are notoriously sleep deprived -- especially moms -- and lack of sleep can have consequences for both parent and child.

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