Helping baby sleep through the night
Tired of being awake at all hours with your baby? Use these simple tips to help your little one sleep through the night.By Mayo Clinic Staff
If you haven''s sleep since your baby was born, you''t despair. You can help your baby sleep all night. Honestly!
Developing a rhythm
Newborns sleep 16 or more hours a day, but often in stretches of just a few hours at a time. Although the pattern might be erratic at first, a more consistent sleep schedule will emerge as your baby matures and can go longer between feedings.
my 7 week old baby isn't sleeping 👍how to my 7 week old baby isn't sleeping for By age 3 to 4 months, many babies sleep at least five hours at a time. At some point during a baby''t safe for infants. A baby can become trapped and suffocate between the headboard slats, the space between the mattress and the bed frame, or the space between the mattress and the wall. A baby can also suffocate if a sleeping parent accidentally rolls over and covers the baby''s never too soon to help your baby become a good sleeper. Consider these tips:
- Follow a consistent, calming bedtime routine. Overstimulation in the evening can make it difficult for your baby to settle to sleep. Try bathing, cuddling, singing, playing quiet music or reading, with a clearly defined end point when you leave the room. Begin these activities before your baby is overtired in a quiet, softly lit room.
- Put your baby to bed drowsy, but awake. This will help your baby associate bed with the process of falling asleep. Remember to place your baby to sleep on his or her back, and clear the crib or bassinet of blankets and other soft items.
- Give your baby time to settle down. Your baby might fuss or cry before finding a comfortable position and falling asleep. If the crying doesn''s time to sleep — not play.
- Respect your baby''t a measure of your parenting skills. Take time to understand your baby''s doctor. for 1 last update 2020/07/10 Oct. 10, 2017Oct. 10, 2017