My sister gave birth to her first baby, three months ago. It was an amazing day for her, and for all the family. While I’m her big sister, and I already have two beautiful babies, she asked me a lot of question about the issue that she faces with her baby. The questions are the same questions that all new mother ask. So, I like to share with you one of these questions. Which is How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through Night?
The thing you need to know about baby’s sleeping is your baby in the first three months have what we call disorganized, or fragmented, sleep. They do not necessarily do most of their sleeping at night. They also require two or three nighttime feedings, since their tiny stomachs can’t hold enough to keep them full for long periods. But, don’t worry about this disorganized sleep because it will begin to disappear during the age of 4 to 6 months.
This some advice or methods that I learned from reading and listening to other old mothers who have a big family. I also used them with my kids when they were infants. After the age of three months, you should start helping your baby to develop healthy sleep habits. You should let your baby learn to fall asleep on their own in their own crib, without being rocked, nursed, or otherwise coddled into slumber. Another good idea is to minimize stimulation prior to bedtime. A warm bath, a book, or a song can help a child wind down. One of the most important things that you have to be aware of is you never let your baby become overtired because being too fatigued is the root of all sleep problems. Try to do not play or let them laugh allot before bedtime. Also, a lot of crying will get a child to be tired. I did a post about baby cries. I hope you find this helpful. If your baby continues to have problems falling asleep and staying asleep after the age of 18 months, talk it over with your pediatrician; she may refer you to a doctor who specializes in children’s sleep disorders. For more information about baby sleep, click here