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Newborns need at least 10.5 hours of sleep a day, preferably more, and can sleep for up to 18 hours a day - some of this is based on age (very very early is usually more), but the lower limit is where I'd involve the pediatrician. If your child is really sleeping only 9 hours a day, that's insufficient and needs to be addressed. Lack of sleep can affect ...


I fully agree with anongoodnurse's comment that you should ask your a doctor about it. Still, here's two points related to your question that I want to point out: I believe that a healthy baby sleeps as much as it needs to. Now yours is somewhat extreme, but I wouldn't rule it out. (However, this is where asking a doctor comes into: Is she healthy?) ...


Eh, not the best idea. Think brachycephaly and plagiocephaly. Your baby is only a baby for a short time...in most cases, the car trip can wait.

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