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How can you set your baby's day-night cycle?

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From the start, try to teach your baby that “nighttime is when we sleep, and daytime is when we have fun.”

During daylight hours, keep things stimulating and active for your baby. Play with her a lot. Try to keep her awake after she feeds, but don't worry if she conks out for a nap.

When it's dark, become a more low-key parent for your baby. Feed her in a semi-darkened room. Keep lights low and noise soft.

SOURCES:

Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (eds). , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jennifer Shu, MD, an Atlanta pediatrician, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (eds). , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jennifer Shu, MD, an Atlanta pediatrician, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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