Day regimen of a 3-month-old baby: sleep, feeding, waking time
The first year of life is the time when the child grows at a very fast pace. Even at 3 months, the baby seems to be an adult compared to the newborn. The task of the parents during this period is to create conditions that could contribute to its harmonious development. The important thing is getting used to the routine of the day. To observe the biological rhythms of crumbs, young mothers and dads need to know how much a 3-month-old baby should sleep, what to do with his wakefulness, what elements to add to the regime, how much food is normal for this age.
At the age of 3 months the child spends a lot of energy on acquaintance with the outside world, and its development is very intense. The brain actively perceives and processes information, which becomes more and more every day. To avoid emotional overexcitation and not cause stress on the nervous system, the baby needs a lot of time to rest. A full sleep is very important: so a small organism restores energy reserves.
According to the terminology of the World Health Organization, in the first 28 days after the birth of a baby is called a newborn. At the end of the period, the child begins the second month of life. According to this rule, the 2-month-old baby is in the third month of life, and the 3-month-old is on the fourth month.
How much should a child sleep in 3 months: the norms of night and daytime sleep
At 3 months the child sleeps a total of 16 hours a day: 10 – at night, 6 – in the afternoon. Daytime rest is divided into 3-4 time intervals of 1.5-2 hours. There are no clear recommendations on how much to lay the baby at night, because all children are different. If the baby sleeps quietly, you can spend the last feeding at 22-23 hours. So parents can rest more time. If the child is restless and constant nightly awakenings for him in the order of things, you can consult a pediatric neurologist.