Sleeping baby: five myths
In all the years of human existence appeared a lot of myths that concern children. Some parents maintain that write and speak, but not always correctly. Let's look at five myths about babies sleep.
The first myth Some mothers tend to think that if a child more feed at night, adding to the milk porridge or added milk at night, he will sleep tight. Pediatricians have dispelled this myth. Oddly enough, but the baby will sleep poorly because his stomach is full of food, and at this point the baby a feeling of heaviness or flatulence. Proper nutrition and adherence is actually a beneficial effect on sleep. How? Do not overfeed the child before bedtime and during the night, it is better to increase the amount of food eaten in the morning, afternoon and evening to 6 hours. The second myth The longer a child is engaged in their affairs at night and goes to bed, the sooner he falls asleep, and sleep will be stronger - it is misleading. If the child sits up at night for a long time at the computer or other activities, his overexcited nervous system and sleep disappears. At this time, as a rule, produced stress hormones, a child can not get to sleep and wakes frequently during the night. It is necessary to observe the regime of the day, goes to bed at the same time, only in this case the child will fall asleep faster and sleep tight. How to determine the time when the baby sleep better? Within a few days, watch for him when he is naughty, there are signs of fatigue, yawning and rubbing, eyes. This is a time when it's time to sleep. The third myth is believed that the child can go without sleep in the daytime. All kids under 3 years old need to sleep during the day, each child sleep duration varies depending on the individual. Otherwise, it begins to act up, overwork. Fourth myth. By the next myth is true that kids aged 2-3 months should sleep through the night. If the baby is fed breast milk, his diet every 3-4 hours if the milk mixture - 5 hours. There are other reasons for the child wakes up at night: it is cold, stuffy, hot or need to change a diaper. Only children over 6 months of age can sleep 5:00 without a break, but not all. Parents need to know biorhythms (early bird or a night owl) your child that would correctly identify the sleep time. Fifth myth Try to keep the baby asleep on their own, not the hands. Most toddler falls asleep after drinking a bottle of milk, so arranged the body. And when my mother lulls him in my arms, she feels safe. Newborns always fall asleep in his arms and that's fine. Before you shift the baby to bed, try to make it briefly opened his eyes. In the future, it will form the experience to fall asleep on their own.