Your baby will need lots of sleep, but they also need to eat frequently.
So, they’ll sleep in bursts ranging from about 20 minutes to 4 hours before they’re ready to eat again.
Their awake windows (time spent awake between sleeps) will be quite short, less than an hour in a lot of cases. Most of this time will be spent feeding and changing their nappy/diaper, so don’t worry about keeping them up for “play”time. This will naturally start to occur as they get older and can tolerate being awake for longer.
Babies are born with immature sleep/wake cycles. This means they don’t know day from night, so it might feel like your little one is nocturnal 🌙 sleeping most of the day and up more at night 🥱
Your baby is adjusting to life outside the womb, so you might also find that they are happier and sleep longer when on you 🤗
These early weeks are exhausting, yes.
But, it doesn’t last forever 💕
How old is your little one? Or are you expecting in the new year?