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how long should a newborn sleep

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Asked by butterfly1115 at 6:32 PM on Jan. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter slept like 16 hours a day.

    Answer by asholan_07 at 6:35 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Mine woke up every about 3 hours to eat and get changed, other than that she basically slept through about the first 2 weeks.

    Answer by smnice at 6:41 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • A LOT. lol. I can't remember and it hasn't ben been that long but I think newborns sleep about 16 hours a day.

    Answer by beautifulinlove at 6:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • A newborn should sleep as much as it wants to.......

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:45 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Mine slept pretty much constantly during the first 2 weeks except for waking up every 3-4 hours to eat. Growing is hard work, so sleep and eating is pretty much all they do at first.

    Answer by AlliO2 at 7:03 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • They should be allowed to sleep as often as they want as long as they are being fed regularly. It's dangerous to allow them to not eat for a long time so sometimes ya have to wake them to feed.

    Answer by Jill42721 at 7:06 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • my baby slept for about 6 hours and would be awake for 2, eat then sleep again.
    She slept through the night at 2 weeks old.

    Answer by aslterp_shannon at 7:59 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

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