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Or is it better to leave them sleep.


Posted by mom111059, 1st September 2016


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  • I would only wake a baby to drink when it’s dehydrated or has a medial condition making it less alert.


  • In the case of a newborn you should be advised whether or not you should wake your baby if need be. You may be told how long it is advisable to do so. It may only be for a few days. There is a way of knowing whether or not your baby is dehydrated – that is when I would wake a baby for a feed or at least a drink of boiled water. Some babies are such heavy sleepers that they may not wake up as soon as they need re-hydrating. I know one baby that the Mum can even vacuum the bedroom uncluding under the cot and the baby won’t even stir. he definitely doesn’t have hearing difficulties.


  • It depends. Generally no. But if bub is jaundice they may be too tired to wake. Allowing 6-8 hours is ok. Just keep an eye on wet nappies and weight gains


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