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Baby Sleep Problems

Tips And Information

By Malcolm Moorhouse

Here are some tips to help you with your baby sleep problems.  One way to deal with your child's sleep problems is keep your him or her calm during the day.  Also some people suggest tiring the child out during the day so that he or she will sleep through the night. However a baby will also need their parent to help and guide them through any problems that arise in the first few months after pregnancy.

It's good to be aware that baby sleep problems can be caused by lots of other conditions and problems, such as illness, blocked nose, soiled nappy, pain, hunger or thirst, environmental factors like noise and many other causes. Because your baby is not able to communicate verbally, you will have to be alert and on the ball, so that you can provide them with proper treatment straight away.

Baby's sleep patterns stages:

During the first three or four months after your pregnancy, a baby requires approximately 15 hours sleep in every 24 hrs. Baby sleep problems often happen during this period because your newborn will only stay asleep for about 4 hours at a time, which is normal. This means you should not expect to have uninterrupted sleep for the first 3 to 4 months and take this time to keep a eye on your baby in case of possible health problems developing.

Also be aware that baby sleep problems and uninterrupted sleep for parents may last for up to 6 months or more; however this can also vary from one baby to an other. Although, you can always help your child with these baby sleep problems by having a bedtime routine that you and your baby follow from the start.

The resistance of the baby to actually go to sleep is probably one of the most common of baby sleep problems. Six to eight week old baby's only sleep approximately 2 hrs at a time. So you as a parent need to see the signs that your child is ready to go to sleep. Knowing how to spot these signs and also being able to deal with your child's sleep problems a very essential part of parenthood. One sure sign your baby is getting sleepy is when they rub their eyes or twiddle their ears, so be sure to pay attention

It is important to understand your baby's sleep patterns to get him or her to bed when they're sleepy. Once you have mastered these, you will know instinctively when to put him or her to bed and therefore avoiding any unnecessary baby sleep problems. Lots of parents just don't teach their baby about the difference between day and night. This is an important step in developing a proper bedtime routine that needs to be introduced as soon as possible after the pregnancy.

Baby sleep problems should not trouble you or your baby once you have gotten passed the first 6 months, By teaching them about having a regular bedtime and understanding his or her sleep patterns, you have helped to remove your child's sleep problems, so they will hopefully sleep well every night.

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