Newborn's Daily Schedules

  • Sleeping
  • Your Top 10 Questions About Sleep—Answered! New parents often worry about their baby’s sleep: Is he sleeping too much or not enough? Is he in the right position? Where should he sleep? Don’t let these questions keep you up at night— the answers are easy once you know the basics.

    A newborn’s circadian rhythm, or internal clock that tells the body when to sleep, is not well developed at birth. As a result, he can sleep as easily during the day as he does at night. A normal, full-term newborn sleeps about 14 to 18 hours a day but rarely for more than a few hours at a time. And when he does sleep, he may twitch, smile, frown, make sucking movements or breathe irregularly. A lot of parents think that their baby isn’t sleeping well as a result, but this is totally natural.

    Around 2 to 3 months of age, sleep becomes more regular as the circadian rhythm kicks in. Babies become more aware of darkness and light, and feedings and nighttime routines begin to make their sleep and waking patterns seem more conventional.

    As your baby grows, he’ll need less sleep. At 2 to 6 months of age, most infants need 15 to 16 hours total each day and will sleep up to 6 hours at a time, but by 6 to 9 months, they can be down for up to 7 hours at a time. At 9 to 12 months, most babies sleep 14 to 15 hours a day and can sleep through the night for up to 10 to 12 hours. One or two daytime naps are usually fine. With these patterns in mind, read on for details. Read more from

  • Eating and Burping
  • Read a few helpful articles:

    How to Feed Your Newborn

    Feeding Your Newborn - this is a great site to review

    * Normal Newborn Infant Feeding Guide

    Awesome Video on Breastfeeding. Beware - this video does not concern with modesty.

    Burping Baby:
  • Diaper Changing
  • Babies should have their diaper changed every 2-3 hours. A good way remember this is to change baby right before you feed him.

    How to Use Cloth Diapers : How to Change Cloth Diapers on the Road

    Basic Baby Care : How to Change a Baby's Diaper