One of the usual questions of young parents is “when my child going to Sleep through the night?”. Each child is different, it is difficult to give a precise age, although it is estimated that over 4 months a baby can sleep 8 or 9 consecutive hours in night. However, there are tips for baby have been proven.
Mark well difference between the Day and Night.
If, like many young parents, you put baby in the dark and quiet for sleeping in the day, stop immediately! To help your baby distinguish between night and day, you should let him sleep in the day in natural light, without much cutting of the agitation room and make him sleep at night in a quiet environment and in the dark.
Teach your baby to sleep alone.
After the first three months where we can sleep having our baby in the arms, better ensure that your child to sleep alone. Otherwise, when he wakes up at night, in his sleep cycles, he will look to get back to sleep in the same conditions (a feeding, the presence of his mom or his dad). Also, it is better to ask the baby awake in bed.
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Set up a sleep Ritual.
Sets up a ritual for every night before going to sleep. This is very useful to help the baby to organize its diurnal and nocturnal sleep patterns. The idea is to always do the same things in the same order, about 30 minutes before bedtime. For example, changing baby’s clothes, give her a hug, sing a song, bedtime …
Give him a bath before the last bottle / the last feed.
The bath is well known, “knocks out” for a little toddlers. For that baby to sleep a little more, we can give him a bath before the last bottle or the last feed of the day, whether at 19h or 21h.
Respect his Sleep.
For your child to sleep well and do his nights, try not to wake him, unless you are forced. If you break his sleep cycle, your little one will wake up after every 2 hours because the brain has registered a dream period which always ends with an alarm clock.
Take care of him in a different way at Night.
How you would like that baby understands that it is not the time to tweet at 2 am if you act like day? So when he wakes at night, do not turn on the light if possible, or put a dim light, talk as little as possible, whispering and lie down again soon after the bottle or feeding. Let your little one understands that the night is for sleeping!
Give rhythm to your Baby.
To help your baby regulate its biological clock, after 4 months place him always at the same time for naps and at night and lift at the same hours. Similarly, there should be different activities every day at the same hours (a walk late in the morning for example) and regularize the meal. These “time givers” will facilitate the development of the awakenings of increasingly long day and sleep beaches increasingly long night.
Make the place of sleep a safe place.
To fall asleep easily and sleep through the night, a baby needs to feel safe. Make sure that children find familiar objects in her bed like A mobile, soft toy. Let him play in his bed in the day for short periods when awake. His bed should see it as a nice place!
Do not intervene at the first sign of awakening at night
The babies wake several times during the night and that’s normal. These awakenings are between sleep cycles. Meanwhile, the baby’s eyes are open, he can coo or cry. We must let him sleep alone because if you come in, you wake up for good, but it will be very difficult for him to sleep.
After 6 months, baby should be seated.
Past 6 months, if your baby still wakes up at night to suck or drink a bottle (while it does not need to eat at night at this age), decrease the duration of feeding or the amount of milk in the bottle gradually.
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