Hello dear Parents! As you have already read in the heading that this blog is going to be about your baby’s good night sleep. We all know how things move when a new born baby comes into this world. There is a lot to do so that the baby can stay safe and healthy. A good baby sleep is essential for better health and well-being. In fact, a good sleep habit starts from birth.
Therefore, parents must observe the sleeping habits of their baby. If your baby is not able to take a sound sleep, that means something is wrong. They may be feeling uneasy due to some or the other reason. Therefore, to help you understand these things better, here are some basic tips and techniques to help you out with a good baby sleep.
So, let’s get started!
How long should a baby sleep?
All children are different from each other. Some children sleep more and some sleep less. So here is the baby sleep chart by age. This is not the exact time but an estimated calculation. Your baby may sleep less or more.
|Infants (2 to 12 Months)||14 to 18 hours|
|Toddlers (1 to 2 years old)||12 to 15 hours|
|Children (3 to 5 years)||11 to 13 hours|
|Children (6 to 13 years)||9 to 10 hours|
|Teenagers (13 to 19 years)||8 to 9 hours|
Once you have understood through the above chart, how much a baby should sleep as per his/her age, now let’s understand that how you can help your baby complete this sleep cycle. Baby Sleep cycle is important, but it gets disturbed due to some reasons, which parents should address.
Why do babies have difficulty in sleeping?
There can be many reasons for a baby to not be able to sleep properly at night. To answer this question, we did a little research and found some answers for you.
Most children have nightmare issues, and it happens due to light fevers or due the feeling of loneliness. So, you should never let your baby sleep alone, as he/she may get such scary dreams and at that time they even wet the bed. Some children don’t get enough sleep due to difficulty in relaxing. Lack of relaxation can arise due to the non-presence of parents around their child. Try an extra-long time around your child for more comfort.
Baby wetting the bed is normal, but when we all are sleeping, the baby may urinate multiple times. Due to the urine, your baby may start getting skin problems like rashes. The baby may even mild fever. You must take care of this issue. This is the biggest reason why babies cry at night and are unable to sleep peacefully. To avoid this issue, you can use baby dry sheets. These sheets are quick dry sheets that absorb the urine quickly and your baby will not get irritated. These dry sheets will also prevent the rashes and your baby will become happy.
What helps Baby Sleep at Night?
Newborn babies need more love and care. They can sometimes become noisy and may cause troubles, but it totally depends upon what the baby needs. Being a parent, you must understand your child’s psychology. A new born baby feels his/her mother’s touch, and they connect with that. Even during feeding milk to your baby, the baby gets attached. Therefore, if the mother is not around, the baby becomes uncomfortable and may start crying.
You should give time to your new born. They sleep for hours in the day time, therefore they wake up at night, so it’s completely fine. But, you must quickly check what’s the issue. If they need milk, the mother should feed milk. If they have wet their beds, then you must change the sheets immediately. Therefore, the best way is to use a baby dry sheet. It also helps in keeping your mattress clean. These sheets will save your time and efforts of cleaning, and the at the same time, they provide comfort to the baby.
But, as soon as your baby starts growing up, you must teach him/her an independent sleeping habit. So, let’s see how you can do this and why.
When should you teach your child an independent sleep?
It is important for you to teach your child an independent sleep, because you can’t be with them always when they grow up. Therefore, this habit should be taught as soon as possible. The process can be slow and gradual. For example, if the mother is not there, then the baby should be connected with the father, or may be the baby can be taught another way to sleep apart from his/her mother’s touch.
One of the ways can be giving a soft pat on the baby’s back. Steady and gradually he/she will understand. Another way can be playing any soft music that the baby likes and then fall into sleep. We would recommend such experiments to teach your baby. We know that it’s not that easy, but it will definitely work as the techniques get older. The baby will learn it.
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