Babies always spend most of their day in sleep, but some babies have their days and nights reversed. They always sleep more during the day, but not at all at night. This is a big headache for parents. What can they do when their baby fighting sleep. And how to get newborn to sleep. Mothers and fathers do need some sleep solutions.
Generally, newborns sleep about 16 to 18 hours a day, which is more than twice as long as adults. As they grow older, their daily sleep time will naturally decrease.
Today we will talk about it, all about baby sleep.
1. Why did my baby mix up day and night?
1.1 physiological and psychological factors
A baby's stomach capacity is small, and he/she needs to eat more frequently. So sometimes, your baby may be hungry in the middle of the night. They are natural to cry. It will affect the quality of sleep at night. At this time, you should feed the baby, and let him/her drink milk.
- uncomfortable diapers
A wet, dirty diaper can easily cause discomfort to your baby's little buttocks. So if your baby’s diaper gets wet in the middle of the night, he/she will cry and get upset.
- lack of security
Parents are the closest, most familiar people for babies. Sometimes when they can't see their parents, are suddenly startled by sounds, or feel lonely, they will cry. Because they hope to get their parents' attention.
- sleep too much during the day
Some babies sleep well during the day and naturally can not sleep at night.1.2 have physically sick
If your baby is flatulent, he or she will be crying because of an uncomfortable tummy. And they can not sleep well at night.
- have skin problems
The baby's skin is very delicate, and sensitive. Parents are advised to check their baby's skin and find out the cause of discomfort. Discomfort makes babies have sleeping problems.
2. How to solve this problem?
- help babies distinguish between day and night
It needs to take some time to help your baby establish the concept of day and night. It is best to start at an early age. Parents can try to keep the home bright and play some music during the day. At night, it is better to turn off the lights and try to keep the surrounding environment quiet. It can help your baby to have the knowledge of the night, and develop the habit of going to sleep at night.
- control your baby's sleeping time during the day
Limiting your baby's sleep time during the day to no more than 3-4 hours at a time. Then they can fall asleep easier at night.
- take a shower for your baby one hour before bedtime
The bath time is best set to half an hour to an hour before bedtime. So that your baby can relax and easy to fall asleep.
- give your baby a sleep sack
The sleep sack is a kind of necessary item for the baby. It has many advantages.
- offer enough sense of security
It is important to help your baby feel safe and secure at any time, especially during sleeping time. In this way, they can sleep better, and longer.
- soothe, calm babies
Sometimes, newborns have a startle reaction. Newborn sleep sacks can soothe babies very effectively.
- cozy, comfortable
Using sleep sacks to swaddle a baby can make the baby snug, and comfortable. Babies get enough warmth and coziness. They can get a more restful sleep.
- create a perfect sleep environment at night
What is the perfect sleep environment? parents should control the room temperature, sounds, and light in their babies’ bedrooms. Then babies can have restful sleep.