Health Tip: When Baby Confuses Days With Nights

Here's how to help reverse the schedule

HealthDay + More

(HealthDay News) -- Some newborns appear to have their days and nights mixed up -- sleeping mostly during the day and being more alert at night.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how parents can help correct this problem:

  • Develop a consistent routine that clearly differentiates day from night.
  • During the day, don't worry about keeping things quiet and soothing. At night, however, focus on being calm and quiet.
  • Limit night-time interactions to feeding, burping, changing and soothing baby.

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.