Becoming a new parent is an exciting and magical time for many people all throughout the country and the world. Bringing life onto this planet is a truly astounding experience to have, and the love that new parenthood brings is something that is most certainly unparalleled by the just about everything else out there in the world. However, this does not mean that the early days of parenting are all sunshine and roses. In fact, this is typically far from the case.
After all, newborn babies need a lot of care, especially in the first few months of life. When they are born, newborns require an immense amount of sleep, sleeping an average of 16 hours out of the day and only remaining awake for very short periods of time. This continues even into the toddler years, when up to 14 hours of sleep (and a minimum of 12) are needed for health and happiness. After all, babies and young children are growing quite rapidly indeed, and this is something that requires a good deal of time resting to Continue Reading