What if the baby does not sleep well at night
Healthy sleep is important for health and development of infants. Needed it, and my mother the baby to rest and regain strength for everyday troubles and cares for the child. When the crumb does not sleep at night, often waking up, groaning, suffering the two - and the baby and his mother.
Babies are not born with a set of waking and sleeping rhythms, their formation occurs in infants gradually. Looking after the baby, parents can observe a few basic stages of his life. Baby from birth to six months, does not feel the difference between night and day, he sleeps for 14-18 hours a day. First, the crumbs dominated the 90-minute cycle of wakefulness and sleep. A small gap deep, sound sleep gives way to the surface phase of sleep during which the child can easily wake up. Therefore, after the baby is asleep, do not turn on the TV, try to quietly talk and move around the apartment. After all, his dream from time to time becomes very shallow and sensitive, any sound can wake him up during a surface phase. Watch what else can wake the baby: the noise of machinery or other extraneous sounds on the street. In this case, move it to a crib in another room (if its windows are located on the quieter side), or relocate it away from the window, if this is not possible. Make sure that the baby does not overheat and does not freeze at night, maybe he wakes up often for these reasons. To crumbs it easier to sleep in his crib mattress should not be too soft. As they get older toddler phase of deep sleep are longer and the surface - in short, so the baby gets used to sleep soundly longer. At the age of six months he was able to sleep peacefully and soundly all night. If the crumbs had already established daily wakefulness and sleep, do not wake the sleeping baby to feed him (even if the feeding time has come). Otherwise, due to violations of the progress of the biological clock, may fail in the daily baby mode. Children aged six months and older makes a huge leap in his development: he begins to sit, crawl, take the first steps, walking, talking. The nervous system of the baby sometimes can not cope with such rapid changes, and the child is restless sleep at night. To help sleep crumbs, put it in the evening at the same time, after washing, dressing, lullaby or bedtime stories. Make the baby cot was designed only for sleeping: let the kid playing elsewhere. Include your baby in the room dim night light. If crumb wakes up, he will see a familiar setting and subjects: it will help him to sleep again restful sleep.