Baby Sleep patterns

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By Jaishri

Baby sleep patterns must be one of the most searches topics on Google. Even I used to search everywhere and wonder how this thing is going to resolve.
But the simple answer to this is “patience”.

Babies have very tiny stomachs and to create a schedule for them so that you can sleep is not correct.

I would agree feeding them every 2-3 hours is essential. But you can’t expect them to sleep at night.
They will stay awake at night for 3-4 months and then things will get better, they will understand the difference between day and night. They will wake up only 1-2 times for feed.

Meanwhile you just have to sleep when the baby sleeps; this is your only mantra. I think acceptance is better than trying. During the night they cry due to two reasons, one they want to play and they are craving for your attention. While you’re busy trying to make them sleep.

Second it must be colic, they develop these gas pains. My baby was a colic child and nothing used to help her till I gave her colic drops called “Colicaid”. Few drops and then the gas would pass out. They will feel much better.
Remedies for colic, here.

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3 Responses to Baby Sleep patterns

  1. Hello guys, I’m a new parent and I am trying to get my five month son to sleep longer during night. Right now I’m lucky to have three hours rest a night. Bless

  2. Jaishri says:

    Thanks for your inputs Reks.. your points completes the post :-P

  3. reks says:

    Well said Jaish, most moms force their babies to sleep when they really are not sleepy. I too did that initially and ended up getting frustrated. Now I learnt it the hard way, so I ensure my child gets a good day’s play or activity before its time to hit the sack.
    Ideally you should start setting a routine from the 5th or 6th month onwards, but be flexible. .
    Just like to add a last point, most common sleep disturbances are due to :
    Hunger/Thirst, nappy wetting, uncomfortable clothing or wrapping, external noises, tummy aches.
    Sweet Dreams!!

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