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What are common signs that will let you know your baby is sleepy?

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Your baby will let you know if she needs sleep. Watch for these common signs of tiredness:

Don’t wait until your baby is overtired to put her to bed. An overtired baby has more trouble falling and staying asleep. Try to stay a step ahead by looking for the signs that she’s getting sleepy before she's fussy and cranky.

  • Rubbing eyes
  • Yawning
  • Looking away from you
  • Fussing

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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