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Let's talk about sleep!

Let's talk about sleep!

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A letter from our desperate reader made it a point to talk about sleep a bit, as the mother of the most toddler seedling encountered the problem of her baby not sleeping like an angel.

Learned ability

To soothe a child's self, rock her to death - not a skill born of her! The result of a long learning and writing process after childbirth is that if you are cold or tired, you should feel and be able to fall asleep.
During the first year, it is very common and natural for a baby to wake up at night. It is in the maternal mind that the nights are broken and lucky for parents whose children are three or so months late in the night. Daytime and night time specials are something most babies need to learn.


Between sleep, deeper and more supernatural sleep phases alternate. Adults' sleep patterns are also characterized by cyclicity, and we need to know that we only sleep in the supernatural sleep phase. But as long as an adult or older child is able to stay asleep or return from a supernatural sleep to deeper sleep, a baby may not have that ability. She needs to be taught, to help them sleep more peacefully.
In the first few months, awakening may also be caused by hunger. If you decide to breastfeed your baby at night because it is lightweight or simply soothing, it is important that you do nothing that you do in the daytime.
  • Do not collect light,
  • don't talk loud,
  • let's not play
  • do not communicate with him,
  • be careful not to prolong the night-time breastfeeding.
If we do so, we will be able to teach our baby over time that daytime and nightlife are different.
Later, usually after the seventh month, it is rare for a small person to wake up due to ill health, but irregular wakes can still occur. In this case you do not have to jump to the first rinse or spit, as you may only sleep in the light or in the mind, and after a few minutes you fall back asleep. If not, let's go in softly and stroke it.
Observe the sleep-wake cycles of your child, just as you did in your sleep.
Do not adjust the time we read or read, nor do we set the time for our evening program. Notice that when you get tired, the baby is small. Let's start laying the groundwork for time: bathing, dinner, games, etc., and try to be consistent in doing so, as it reassures the child. So you know and anticipate what's going to happen, and rest assured that it will indeed happen. If we are consistent, the ritual itself will be self-effacing.

Disturbed conditions

Usually, by the end of their first year of life, most children have a good night's sleep. Of course, there can always be awakenings, alarms that can have countless causes: illness, toothache, extreme heat or cold, etc. Consistency is very important. If we respond to the nightly rushes every night - just run over, pick it up, try to feed it at other times, turn it on a third time, and just can't go any further - that's all. You can become distrustful and fall asleep anxiously afterwards.