A mother is one word that encapsulates a million emotions. It is no surprise that motherhood comes with a number of challenges and there are an infinite number of questions that run in a woman’s head before childbirth. How do I ensure the baby is well nourished and stays healthy? What hygiene practices will I need to adopt? And finally – Where will the baby sleep and how do I ensure the baby gets proper sleep?
Generally, new born sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers of hours they sleep based on their age.
|Age||Total sleep hours||Total hours of night time sleep||Total hours of daytime sleep|
|Newborn||16 hours||8 to 9||8|
|1 month||15.5 hours||8 to 9||7|
|3 months||15 hours||9 to 10||4 to 5|
|6 months||14 hours||10||4|
|9 months||14 hours||11||3|
|1 year||14 hours||11||3|
|1.5 years||13.5 hours||11||2.5|
|2 years||13 hours||11||2|
Table source: www.stanfordchildrens.org
As you can see, babies spend much more time sleeping than adults. They don’t necessarily sleep for many hours at a stretch, but take multiple naps over the course of the day. When so much time is spent on the bed, don’t you think the baby needs a place that keeps the baby comfortable? A normal mattress is great for adults, but just as you need baby lotion for babies, you need a bed that is specifically designed for babies. So share your room instead of your bed with your baby. Putting your baby in bed with you raises the risk for strangulation, suffocation, entrapment and SIDS.
At Beddy by Centuary Mattresses, we’ve designed products that ensure your little one sleeps like a baby. All Beddy products are made with high quality, breathable and natural products to provide a safe and hygienic mattress for your child. The mattresses provide optimal support for the growth and development of your baby. They come with a waterproof feature that curtails the growth of germs and ensures a high level of hygiene. The beds can also be customised to any size to meet your requirements. And lastly, the beds are manufactured with backing from the best research to ensure your baby gets the best in comfort.
As you embark on the journey of motherhood, here’s something that can make the journey a little less challenging. Sure, you’re still going to wake up to your baby crying in the middle of the night on some occasions. That part is an unavoidable part of motherhood and being a parent, but knowing that your baby is in safe hands and getting the right kind of sleep helps you sleep peacefully too.
If you want to know more about your baby’s sleep cycle, the right sleep environment for your baby and the right way to choose the right mattress for your child, watch the video by Shruti Malani to get some in-depth information. After all, a mother knows best : https://youtu.be/W-0nfGChFO4