What should I do if my baby doesn't sleep at night?

Apr 27, 2023
When it comes to babies waking up frequently at night, I believe that mothers and fathers are very distressed. Even though they have worked hard to put their babies to sleep, they often start crying loudly again after a short while. This phenomenon is not an isolated case, and today I will lead parents to understand the causes and solutions of this phenomenon.
   What are the causes of babies waking up frequently at night?

1. It's time to change your baby's nappy: When it's time to change your baby's nappy, the discomfort caused by the nappy will also wake your baby up from sleep. This is when baby mothers have to do is to first check if the nappy needs to be changed.

2. When your baby reaches the growth spurt: In their first year, babies go through a number of rapid growth phases. Once your baby enters the fierce phase, it will manifest itself in a sudden increase in the amount of milk your baby needs to consume, more frequently than usual, and more irritable and anxious. However, this is only a phase usually lasting 2 to 3 days, although sometimes it can last up to a week.

3、Baby is in teething period: In five or six months, baby's night waking is most frequent because baby is in teething period, often drooling, love to chew toys, become easily irritated, etc.

     Secondly, your baby wakes up frequently at night and can only sleep if you hold him/her? Learn these tricks and you will definitely be able to sleep through the night.

1、You can try swaddling: Sometimes a mother will find that a baby who wakes up crying in the middle of the night has not peed and does not want milk, but just needs you to hold him or rock him with a cradle, and he will fall asleep again. It is likely that your baby has just had an unpleasant dream and is feeling scared. The swaddle will make him feel safe to be back in his mother's tummy again.

2, Avoid over-excitement before bedtime: Many mums and dads like to watch TV or do some play activities and so on before their babies go to bed. In fact, these activities are not suitable to be done before bedtime, especially when it is close to bedtime, as they can lead to over-excitement and make it difficult to fall asleep.

3. You can use a pacifier/soothing towel: for babies who are used to sleeping on the breast, mothers can feed their babies first. After feeding, put them to bed when they are awake and you can gently massage them or sing lullabies to soothe them and calm them down slowly. Some babies may eat their hands or suck on a pacifier to soothe themselves to sleep.

4. Change the way you soothe your baby: Waking up at night is not always your baby's problem, but sometimes it can be a habit that adults have developed. For example, you must be nursed or held by your mother before you can sleep through the night. The timing of such habitual night waking is more fixed, sometimes even like an alarm clock, waking up at the right time, before and after midnight.

5.To avoid the feeling of falling: as for how the sleeping baby should be put, this can be a technical work. The first is to hold the baby's body with both hands, so that the baby's buttocks pick up the bed and then the head; the second is best to put the baby down on its side first, and then lie flat; the third is what everyone knows: the action must be gentle, gentle, gentle again.

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