How Much do Newborns Sleep?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. How many hours a day are babies — newborns — expected to sleep? A. Babies sleep and eat in two to three hour cycles and they might eat for only a short time. The total sleep is 18 to 22 hours…

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Newborn Sleeping Arrangements

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. I have a nursery all set up for our soon expected baby, but find that even the idea of her being down the hall from me distresses me. What do you recommend to your pregnant moms regarding sleeping arrangements? A. Your…

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Dr. Ferber and the Family Bed

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “I read that Dr. Ferber now supports the family bed for some families.  Is this true?” A. Yes, twenty years after the publication of his “sleep” book, Richard Ferber has back-pedaled and proclaimed that children can still develop healthy sleep patterns…

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