What Can Mothers Do If Their Baby is Fighting Sleep？
Air, food, water.
These are the essentials of our lives. But do you know what else?
Under normal circumstances, we should not sleep less than 7 hours a day; that is to say, 1/3 of our lives will be spent on sleep.
Spending so much time on one thing, of course, is not meaningless; high-quality sleep can restore physical strength and energy so that people can positively face the challenges of each day.
Sleep is the most important thing for babies at this stage.
A baby's lack of sleep affects their mental state, disrupting the normal biological clock and making mom and dad more and more physically and mentally exhausted.
Do you think your baby is the only one who doesn't sleep? No, babies all over the world don't sleep. So, what is the best way to put your baby to sleep? What should you do when putting your baby to sleep? ...... The secrets to saving sleep-deprived moms are all here. Let's follow Kaiya Angel to reveal the secrets.
Why doesn't the baby sleep?
For a baby, being in the mother's womb and being born are radical changes, as if a little angel suddenly comes into the world, unable to understand, unable to see, and even unable to sleep well. Therefore, as parents, we need to fully understand the various conditions of the baby to give him the best care.
1. Newborns have no concept of day and night.
A newborn baby sleeps about 20 hours a day; he usually sleeps for 2-4 hours at a stretch and then wakes up hungry.
At first, he will nurse around the clock, but gradually, he will sleep slightly longer at night than during the day.
2. the baby is too hot
Parents are always afraid of small babies catching a cold and wearing a lot of quilt covers; in fact, the baby's metabolism is fast, more than adults are afraid of heat, and too much clothing wrapped will cause the baby to be irritable, cry, and not sleep.perhaps,a suitable sleep sack could help.
3. Baby is hungry
If you find your baby tossing and turning in bed with sucking movements occurring all the time, sometimes your baby just needs to suck, and sometimes your baby is really hungry and can't sleep.
4. Tummy discomfort
The amount of too much, food is too cold, food too cold, or food configuration is not reasonable may cause baby indigestion, abdominal distension discomfort, the baby may be due to flatulence, constipation, or simply abdominal cramps and inability to sleep.
5. play too much noise during the day
This kind of baby is characterized by the love of laughter, love to play before bedtime, and over-excitement; the brain is too active and too energetic; this baby is to keep moving to feel very comfortable; let him stop; do not say that also does not move, that for him can be too difficult, before going to bed it is a good opportunity for him to show off his skills.
At home, how relaxed and free the environment is. Ah, there are dear mom and dad with the baby, and the baby can be a good crazy a few minutes before the pain.
6. want mom and dad to accompany
This kind of baby dependence, too attached to the feeling of mother and father with the side, too much need for mother and father's caresses and pampering, leaving the mother and father lack of security, so the baby must be in an "awake" state in a roundabout way to express this feeling.
Some tips to address the above issues
1: Adapting your baby to the daytime phase
1) To help your baby adapt to the "daytime phase", try this: Put your baby to sleep in a stroller during the day and take him out for a walk. If your baby sleeps in the room, you don't need to dim the light or lower the volume.
2) Mothers can also limit the amount of time their babies sleep during the day, not more than 3 to 4 hours at a time. Don't let your baby sleep after 5 or 6 p.m.
3) When your baby wakes up after a nap, tease them to get them excited; at night, they will naturally go to sleep when tired.
2: Create a golden sleep environment
If the temperature is too high, the baby will seem irritable; if the temperature is too low, the baby will be frozen awake. Therefore, the temperature of the environment when the baby sleeps is very important, not too hot or too cold. The most favorable bedroom temperature for a baby to sleep is 20℃-25℃.
In this case,I assure you Kaiya Angel's products can provide some help.
If the air is too dry, your baby's nasal passages will easily dry out and become blocked, but if the air is too humid, your baby will feel sticky and uncomfortable or sneeze continuously. Humidity should be 60%-70%.
3: choose the best time to breastfeed before bedtime
Shortly after birth, the baby will have to eat milk every 2-3 hours, regardless of the day and night; there is no distinction between breakfast, lunch, and meals.
In the first 3 months, the baby's daytime activities will gradually increase, night sleep will gradually be extended, and then, the baby will be divided into day and night. You just need to grasp this law of change; the interval between breastfeeding time also becomes shorter days and longer nights.
Artificially fed babies, parents can take the pacifier to test if the baby still wants to drink milk; the baby needs to drink milk when the parents stuff his pacifier spit out. Breastfed babies are more convenient, and when they are full, they will sleep obediently.
4: solve the problem of baby's gastrointestinal discomfort
If your baby is suffering from gastrointestinal discomfort and flatulence, the mom can use help to massage the baby's tummy. Choose easy-to-digest formulas containing partially hydrolyzed protein and low lactose so your baby will eat healthier.
5:Don't let your baby get too excited before bedtime
If you want your baby to sleep well at night, you must rationalize their pre-bedtime activities. During the day, babies are happy and tired, and at night, they will naturally sleep well. Before going to bed, give your baby a comfortable warm bath to help them sleep.
6: soothing massage to sleep
Babies want attention from mom and dad, so mom and dad may want to touch the baby and use regular gentle stimulation to lull the baby to sleep. There is no better way to do this than to pat your baby gently or take him for a walk, but don't rock him too much.
You can talk to your baby softly, stroke his back, pinch the soles of his feet and toes, etc. Your baby will soon calm down and eventually choose to sleep peacefully.
Conclusion: Some moms may think that children are born with good or bad sleepers, but many poor sleepers result from parents ignoring their baby's needs and not keeping up with their growth.
Understand your baby better, don't deny yourself, learn to change better, and wish every family a happier night's sleep.
An expert in sleep sack design, is a valued contributor to Kaiya Angel's blog. With a strong background in baby sleep bags and maternal care, she is highly regarded for her professionalism. Yujia Shi prioritizes baby comfort and safety in her designs, using high-quality materials. Her insightful articles on sleep bags have been featured in reputable publications and have gained a significant readership. Trust Yujia Shi to help you create a comfortable and safe sleep environment for your baby, backed by her proven track record in the industry.
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