Sunday, March 25, 2012

Getting Your Baby To Sleep At Night

By Brett Burnam

Does your baby sleep during the day and keeps you awake during the night? That's a common cry of many mothers and fathers.

A newborn baby will sleep from 16 to 20 hours per day. But this is divided into about 4 sessions. You just need your infant to establish a sleeping routine. You'll be have time for yourself if your baby establishes a schedule.

You might be so close already to getting enough rest. Here are a few tips for getting your baby to establish a schedule.

The key to getting a baby to sleep consistently is by keeping bedtime rituals. You should not do different routines for getting your baby to sleep. You should be very consistent.

It's best if you have the room darkened and quiet. A baby's sleeping schedule can be interrupted by almost any kind of noise. Therefore, you'll want your baby to be in a room that is away from noises.

Routines before bedtime helps your baby know that's it's almost time to sleep. These should be calming activities. You could sing or rock the baby.

The temperature in the nursery should not exceed 75 degrees. This helps a lot in keeping your baby from awakening in the middle of the night.

Of course, your baby will tend to cry sometime. Controlled crying is a method used by numerous parents, and with success. You should let your baby cry for about five minutes before calming him down. Remain only long enough to pat his back and say a few kind words. You should do this without picking him up. You should always say soothing words when you go into the nursery. Through all that, your baby will learn that crying will do nothing and he will feel comforted by your presence and your soothing voice.

Babies usually sleep through the night when they are nine months old or so. Everything comes and goes.

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