Newborn Sleep Pattern

Newborns sleep most of the time and wake between every few hours for feeding, which includes eight to nine hours in the day and eight hours at night. Fussiness, looking away, rubbing the eyes, and yawning are the signs that the infant is ready for sleep.

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My newborn is sleeping for more than 18 hours a day. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My newborn baby is sleeping the whole day. He sleeps more than 18 hours. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an absolutely normal behavior of a newborn. They may sleep even twenty to twenty-two hours per day. Nothing to worry. As the baby grows, the duration of sleep decreases accordingly. So, keep your baby warm and feed every second hourly. Thank you and have a ni...  Read Full »

Why does my 25-month-old daughter have disturbed sleep and loss of appetite?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 25-month-old girl. She has discomfort at sleep for a couple of days. She has lost her appetite. I am checking her symptoms and signs regularly. Her body temperature is normal around 34 degrees but sometimes her hands are hot. She has got all her vaccines. During the daytime, s...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern regarding your child. This behavior is normal. As the child grows, he or she needs more attention. Try to keep her more playful. Try to engage in activities with her daily. Try to give food to her. Restrict giving milk and give it once a day. Try t...  Read Full »

Why does my 9 months old daughter cry and become angry easily since she fell off the bed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nine-month-old daughter. She fell down from the bed yesterday. I do not know whether she got a hit in her head. I looked at her gently to see whether she has any signs of an injury. After making sure that there is no injury, I started consoling her because she started to cry u...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, your baby cries easily, becomes angry easily, and exhibits extreme emotions due to a suspect of fall from the bed. Young children who cannot talk will show things going wrong by doing actions. They act fussy or irr...  Read Full »

Please suggest tips to make my 9-month-old sleep well throughout the night.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 months old and weighs about 8.5 kg. He has reached all his milestones in time. But the problem is he does not sleep well at night, maximum at a stretch it is only one hour. He keeps walking up and only a bottle can soothe him. During the day he is active but nights are really...  Read Full »

Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. It is a common problem among children aged between 6months to 2 years. Baby is asking for the bottle because it pacifies him. So to put him to sleep follow these steps. 1. Wake him up at morning 7 AM. 2. Do not allow the baby to take more than two naps p...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for a baby to sleep through the night.

Query: Hello doctor, My 18 month old baby is not sleeping throughout the night. How do I get him to sleep through the night? Also how do I get him to stop breastfeeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems your baby has not yet developed day and night cycle, or she might get hungry at night and gets up for feeds. I hope she is growing well and must have attained her normal mile stones for the age. No medication is required to make her sleep. You can continue b...  Read Full »

Will offering a scalp massage help kids to sleep naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, How to help the kids to get sleep and fall back to sleep naturally? Will serving a special nighttime tea or offering a scalp massage with some essential oil help? Is there any special night ritual to do the trick? Please share the strategies that you have used and how they work.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nothing special, just program some interesting and interactive activities that will involve children joyful. They include reading books, reciting some rhyming poems, discussing the things happened during the day. In addition, try to prepare your bed with children, ge...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for a 5-month-old baby who is not sleeping properly.

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 months old baby boy is not sleeping well. He will sleep maximum for one hour continuously. Always he will have disturbed sleep. He used to be awake the whole night. I am breast feeding him. Kindly advise why my baby in not having a peaceful sleep.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no particular reason for the same. It has been noted that in cases where children are exposed early on to the mobile screen, the sleep cycle may be disturbed. Also, you have to note if the child has any blocked nose or coughing that may be disturbing his sle...  Read Full »

Can I give Cyp L drops to baby for better sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 50 days old. Can I give her Cyp L drops to my baby? If yes, what is the dosage? My baby is not sleeping well, so please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cyp L drops (Cyproheptadine, Tricholine Citrate, and Sorbitol) is used to increase appetite and has side-effect of sleepiness. It is not used for putting a child to sleep. And I would not recommend giving this drops to a 50-day old child. Children below the age of 6 ...  Read Full »

Why is 38 days old baby always crying and having poor sleep ?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a girl baby and she is just 38 days old. She is suffering from colic pain. She is having poor sleep in day and night. Not even she slept continuously for one hour. This is the first baby. I and my husband are only taking care of her. She is not ready to sleep in cradle or bed. Sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. This is your first baby that is why this query. During the first six months, children sleep during the day and stay awake at night. Also, children seek attention during these months. There is no medication for this. You have to hold the child. Common reaso...  Read Full »

Is it normal for one month old baby to sleep longer than usual?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1 month old baby girl is sleeping for seven hours and five hours long stretch at night from last two days. And today, she is very sleepy taking feed for just 10 minutes almost every one to one and a half hours before falling asleep again. Is this normal? Should I let her sleep at n...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A 1 month old baby can sometimes sleep for five to six hours without a feed, this is a normal thing. If the baby is passing urine more than six times in 24 hours, then the child is getting adequate feed. If the child is on some medication like cough drops or syrup, the...  Read Full »

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