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In the US, the American Academy of Pediatrics have a number of recommendations for reducing SIDS. For their site healtychildren.org, the page on newborn sleep and SIDS has number of recommendations, including: Place your baby to sleep in the same room where you sleep but not the same bed. Keep the crib or bassinet within an arm’s reach of your bed. You ...


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Definitely agree that you should not have the baby far from your room, unless you're not breastfeeding and don't mind putting a second adult bed or couch in the baby room for the first few months. There are plenty of options for what to sleep the infant in, however: Moses basket for the first month or two Bassinet - doesn't have to be an expensive one, ...


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My daughter had slept in her bed (120/60 cm) from the start and had no trouble moving to another room from our bedroom. At first she almost always stayed in the position we laid her in, but later she seemed to make a good use of all the extra space by rolling around. If you make a decision which makes the baby sleep a long way from you, you will change the ...


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In my experience, newborns sleep best when firmly attached to a parent. :) The second-best is some sleeping place that is small enough that they feel limitations to all sides, especially around their heads. However, this could just as well be between their parents or in a bigger bed of their own that is downsized by a few cushions. Another experience I ...


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From your description of your living space, I would recommend keeping the baby in the bassinet in your room, at least for the first couple of months. Newborns, especially breast fed ones, wake every 2-3 hours to feed. Having the baby close is convenient (no stairs) and lets you respond before the real hungry-angry crying starts. It's much easier to feed a ...


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It does not affect their sleep cycle yet, but definitely is perceptable. If you do this consistently, you may, in a few months, discover that that your baby takes a bath really well, has fun in it, and goes to sleep afterwards without much fussing - and your friend's baby, who wasn't undergoing the same routine since that long, does not. I have no research ...


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First and foremost: Children are the product of what they themselves bring to the table and what the environment does to them. The former is important, because essentially it says: Every single child is different. What works with one child might fail with the next one. Keep this in mind and remember that you will have to find out for yourself. _For each of ...


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If you are asking, "Is a disrupted sleep schedule harmful to my 1 month old?", the answer is no. Sleep is important to newborns, and they will sleep when it's necessary. Babies in utero are attuned to a mother's circadian rhythms, due in part to maternal hormones (cortisol and melatonin both pass through the placenta), maternal activity and other ...


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If your baby is still only a few weeks old, try leaving the lights on at night. When my Boy was born we had the same problem. I noticed that he was squinting all day and seemed sleepy in general, then at night extremely alert (his passport picture was taken at 3am!). I came up with the theory that the lights irritated his eyes and made him want to keep ...


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There's not just one answer to that question, because it varies by the child and the situation. Could be 2-3 months, could be much longer (easily could be 6mo+). There's also a second issue with your question: 'waking up to nurse' versus 'waking up hungry'. If they're waking up actually hungry, then you need to feed them (or find a solution to feeding ...


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Can you wear him? My preemie LOVED being worn, and it freed up my hands to do the other things that needed doing. Try a Moby wrap or something similar; there are oodles of how-to videos online that show you how to properly tie is so he's safe and secure and able to breathe freely, and you get your hands back.



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