Posted on February 18 2016
...or Sometimes staying asleep is even harder than falling asleep
A newborn baby typically needs 15 or 16 hours of sleep each day, according to WebMD.
Sixteen hours! If you are like many of the new moms we have known, it’s hard to believe. If the baby is spending that much time asleep, why are us parents so tired?
One of our frazzled friends once joked about his infant daughter: “She only does three things—eat, sleep, and poop. You’d think she would be good at at least one of them.”
Okay, everyone knows the baby needs sleep, and the parents and caretakers need quality sleep too. Here’s one group whose rest sometimes gets overlooked: Baby’s older siblings.
WebMD recommends 12 to 14 hours of sleep even for a 3-year-old child.
Nighttime feedings for the baby can be one of the big challenges. Hunger, gas, colic, or anything else making an infant fussy risks waking up other kids in the house. That goes double if you are running up and down stairs, banging around in the kitchen trying to warm a bottle or, heaven forbid, knocking over the formula cannister.
That’s one of the really nice things about Moozi: Push a button and you have a perfect bottle in less than 60 seconds. It’s a fast way to get your baby both a warm bottle and your full attention. And that means the house quiets down faster, and the other kids get the sleep they need.