Baby Sleep


lan2-300x252A sound and healthy child is a happy child, and sleep plays a major role in making your child be healthy and relaxed. If you make your child follow good sleep habits you can stop the occurrence
of newborn baby sleep problems to a great extent.

Learn what are the common newborn baby sleep patterns, some of the problems that you might have to face when it comes to making your baby fall asleep, how much sleep your baby needs, and the reasons why babies cry during sleep.

Sleep Patterns for Your Baby:

By now you might have witnessed that newborn babies sleep a lot. This means it might happen that out of the 24 hours in a day, your little one might be asleep for around 18 hours. However, as your baby might get hungry in about every 3 hours, you might have to experience sleepless nights in the first few weeks after your baby is born.

Baby Sleep Problems

Every child is different and so are newborn baby sleep routines as well as problems. The problem one baby may face while sleeping, might not be faced by another. Some of the common newborn baby sleep problems are:

  • Lack of sleep

    –Absence of adequate sleep is one of the most common problems that parents have to face. This not only makes your child feel irritated, but also disrupts your peaceful sleep, making you sleep deprived just like your new-born.

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  • Resistance to sleep

    –When your baby straighta
    way refuses to go to sleep and gives different gestures to stop putting them to sleep, then you must understand it as a mere resistance to sleep.

  • Night waking

    –In the initial days after your baby is born, you might have to encounter this problem quite often. As a newborn baby, your child might wake at night repeatedly due to various reasons.

  • Bedtime hints

    –In the absence of the usual bedtime hints such as being swaddled, changing of clothes, giving them a pacifier or putting them on a rocker, your baby might not be able to sleep. Make sure that you follow the usual bedtime hints every time you make your baby fall asleep, to give them a peaceful slumber.

  • Separation concerns

    –When it comes to being separated with your child while sleeping, your baby might get conscious. Being away from you might make them feel anxious, thereby leading them to stay awake and be close to you for as long as they can.

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How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?

New-born sleep somewhere around 14 to 18 hours a day. However, there is no fixed sleeping schedule and
the sleep period may range from a few minutes to a few hours. Usually your newborn may wake up at every two or three hours in order to be fed.

Reasons of Why Babies Cry in Sleep

There are many reasons why babies cry while sleeping. Listed below are the most common reasons of why babies cry in sleep:

  • Hunger
  • A dirty diaper
  • Stomach problems
  • Teething troubles
  • Being unable to sleep properly
  • Fear of being alone
  • Being unwell
  • Uncomfortable temperature