These are tips for parents trying to get their baby to sleep through the night. Not surprisingly, this can be a very distressing problem for many parents. Both parents and babies suffer from sleep deprivation and are grumpy. This is unhealthy for both babies and moms and dads.Before we start our tips, these are the facts to keep in mind.
1. Babies between the ages of 1 and 2 years need about 10 to 13 hours of sleep per day. This can break between naps and night sleep.
2. By the time your baby is about 12-14 months old, she will be able to sleep for more than 6 hours without waking up.
3. Babies who are unwell, congested, or teething may sleep less or more. There is not much you can do other than be patient and empathize with your baby’s needs.
4. Baby will sleep when he is tired enough.
5. Some babies don’t need as much sleep as others, but there’s not much you can do about it.
Below are some tips to help your baby sleep through the night.
1. Make naps and bedtimes a routine. Put your baby to bed the same way every time, close the blinds, turn on music if he likes it, or rock him to sleep in a rocking chair. The key here is to be consistent and do it the same way every time. Before going to bed, say a phrase that your baby perceives as a signal that it’s finally going to sleep (like “It’s bedtime now”). Make bedtime baby diaper changes and bedtime baths part of your bedtime routine. Some parents prefer to bottle their baby before bedtime to help them relax.
2. Do not put the baby to bed after 2:00.
30 pm if you can’t sleep through the night. If your baby wakes up at 7am and she doesn’t go to bed until 4am and you try to put him to bed at 8am, he won’t be very tired by then. It is recommended that you eat dinner early and go to bed a little earlier at night so that mom and dad have time to clean up the household chores and ideally go to bed early to get the beautiful sleep they need. that too!
3. Make sure your baby’s tummy is full before bedtime. Otherwise, you may be uncomfortable and wake up in the middle of the night. If necessary, stagger your meals a little so your baby is comfortable eating dinner. Baby is her 3:
00 Eating snacks and not actually eating dinner, that could be part of the problem. I like to give them a cracker or two. The treats are designed to prevent your baby from feeling nauseous between meals… If your baby eats a treat at mealtime and he has one treat at dinnertime, it’s enough to keep him comfortable throughout the night. You may be hungry.
4. If you have tried all of the above for 2 weeks and nothing has changed, check your daily schedule. Does your baby spend time outside every day? Does your baby have a lot of opportunities to run around and release energy? If not, try to be more active with your baby. Go for a walk, play in the park, BURN ENERGY! If nothing else works, try moving his bedtime back an hour and see if it helps. Or increase the amount of sleep you get during the day by an hour.
5. Finally, tune in to your baby’s communication signals. Babies cannot clearly explain what is happening. If your baby appears to be in pain, a medical error may be the reason your baby is having trouble sleeping. This does not imply automatic panic mode. It could be constipation, an ear infection, or teething. Your baby may have gastrointestinal problems. If your baby seems frightened, something may be causing restless sleep. A pediatrician visit is always a win-win situation – worst case scenario they say something is wrong and they help you fix the problem. Best case scenario – baby is fine.
We hope these help all moms, dads and babies get a good night’s sleep!