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Babies And Sleeping

Babies And Sleeping

Most parents find that they have to endure on less sleep after the baby is born. The sleep cycles of babies are different from them. Babies have shorter hours of sleep. They need help to sleep, so you sing, rock and nurse them. If your baby naps through the day and then cry at night your sleeping pattern is disrupted. There are strategies you can try to cope with your baby’s sleeping habits.

If you are able to, it's a good idea to sleep when your baby does. Unplug the phone, put a do not disturb sign on the door and sleep along with your baby. At nighttime, a warm bath can help make your baby sleepy, give your infant a bath before bedtime. Your baby’s sleeping routines are important, so bedtime needs of your infant have to be the same time every night.

Sometimes, your baby wakes up crying and for no apparent reason. You know your baby is dry and just been fed and you wonder what’s wrong. There are times when your baby maybe teething or having a tummy ache. If you have tried all possibilities, try a lullaby. Unfortunately, babies and sleeping don't always go together.

Your baby needs a quite environment and not too cold or too warm. There are things that you may calm your anxious baby such as a lullaby or a mobile above the cot. A soothing sound can also help your baby to fall asleep. Some of you may resort to taking your baby for a car ride. You can then carry your sleeping baby to bed. Sometimes your baby will not fall asleep at any time in bed and you have to wait for your child to doze off.

Your baby’s teething and illnesses will make your problem worse. Make sure that you have something from the doctor to rub on to sore gums when those teeth start to push through. Colic often interrupts your baby’s sleep. Be sure you have the medicines to give for this too. If you have problems for your wakeful child, just keep in mind that it won't always be like this. Before you know it six months fly by quickly. Soon, your baby will be a teenager and you’ll be confronted with another sleepless night waiting for your teenager to come home.

Keywords: baby and sleeping, crying baby, teething, colic, illnesses, wakeful child

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