Sunday, July 10, 2011

Baby not sleeping properly?

Crying Baby
A lot of young mothers are worried about their babies not sleeping through the night. And some have a lot of questions about a baby's sleep patterns.

Remember that a new born baby sleeps most of the time. But they usually don't sleep when we want them to. Your baby wakes up at night and cries, not because s/he has jet lag, not because s/he is a night owl, but because s/he does not know that its night! Simply put, it takes time for your baby to understand the concept of night and day. The good news: there are things you can do to program your new born.

Try feeding your baby in noisy and/or bright surroundings during the day. Make sure the room is well lit while you feed. During the night, keep your baby under softer lights and quieter surroundings and make sure the room is dimly lit while feeding.

Even when your baby sleeps during the day, keep the room well lit either naturally (open curtains and blinds to let sunlight through) or by artificial lighting. Normally you can expect your baby to sleep through the night by 6 to 7 weeks of age, though some manage it earlier. Feed your infant if s/he is hungry at night. You can change this habit by slowly feeding your baby to his/her full at night and giving short yet frequent feeds during the day.

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