Up all night? Expert tips to help your newborn sleep

By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn

We teach our children how to do everything: eat, talk, play. But do we remember to teach our children to sleep? That’s right...sleep, while a natural part of our biorhythms, is still a behavior that needs to be cultivated. Here are a few ways to ingrain this important skill starting from the time they're an infant.

Start young.

As soon as your baby is born, he desires a schedule. Early on, that timetable is most closely attuned to feeding intervals; but sleep is a normal part of each full cycle of eating, interacting, and resting. Granted, your little one may seem to fight you on this every step of the way. Remember that they are learning how to do every skill necessary for survival while becoming accustomed to multiple new stimuli. Be flexible with the clock, b

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