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How Long Should My Baby Sleep?

Awake baby on parent shoulder

Newborn and baby sleep patterns are different from those in older children and adults. Understanding baby sleep patterns will help you get through those long, sleepless nights. For newborns, sleep is about equally divided between rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep and follows these stages: Stage 1: Drowsiness, in which the baby starts to fall asleep. Stage […]