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Newborn baby sleeps a lot

baby sleeps a lot

Baby sleeps a lot

Before four months newborn baby have a different sleep need from older babies. This article will help you understand how your newborn baby sleeping is forming your dream pattern, and will help you develop reasonable expectations regarding your baby and sleep.

Everyone has an opinion about how the subject of sleep with your baby should be treated. The danger for new parents is that these crumbs of wrong advice can have a negative effect on us … if we are not aware of the facts. The more information you have, the less likely it is that other people will make you doubt your decisions in raising your baby.

When you know the truth, you can respond with confidence to those who have good intentions but who are offering you wrong advice. The first step is to acquire knowledge! Know what you are doing and why you do it. Read books, magazines, attend classes or support groups – all of this helps.

The biology of the newborn baby

During the first few months of your baby’s life, he sleeps when he is tired; It’s that simple. You can do very little to force a newborn to sleep when he does not need sleep. An important point to understand about newborns is that they have very, very small stomachs. The growth of the newborn is fast, its diet is liquid, and digestion is also rapid. It would be very nice to put this packet to sleep in your night crib and not listen again until the morning, although the most naive parents know that this is not a real expectation for a toddler.

Sleep “throughout the night”

You may have heard that babies should sleep through the night, when they are two to four months old. What you should understand is that for a newborn baby sleeping, five hours of sleep make up a whole night, and only a small group of babies can sleep like this at this age. Many times it takes a year or more to establish a pattern of nighttime sleep each night.

Sleep while eating

It is very natural for a baby to sleep over while breastfeeding, feeding bottle or pacifier. When a baby always conciliates the dream in this way, it associates the act of sucking or sucking with sleep; Over time, you will not be able to fall asleep in any other way. I have heard some experts classify this as a “negative dream association”. My baby and I do not agree with this definition! This is the most natural and enjoyable association a newborn baby can have to fall asleep. Consequently, many parents who are struggling with older babies who can not fall asleep or stay asleep are struggling against this powerful and natural association of suckling and sleeping.

Waking up for evening meals

It does not matter that your newborn baby sleeping wakes up to eat during the night. The key is to learn when you need to eat and when you can let it reconcile sleep on its own. Learn to read the signs of your baby. Babies make lots of noise when they sleep, like growling, whining and crying. These noises are not always signs that are waking up, but are sounds of sleep, and your baby is totally asleep (or almost) during these episodes.