Newborns and infants sleep around 14-17 hours a day. That is if they manage to get enough proper sleep. Babies need to sleep to develop and grow properly. Sleep also improves their immunity and health.
Are you getting into trouble while trying to get a kid used to the night schedule? You need to understand that a baby cannot sleep constantly and continuously and it's OK if it wakes up during the night. Of course, all parents want their children to sleep soundly, but the truth is that not every adult can do it. Even an adult can wake up from time to time. An infant usually dreams up to 17 hours a day, that's why there is nothing to worry about if it sometimes wakes up. However, some secrets will help get a kid to sleep at night.