When a child begins to sleep through the night
Child Development / / April 09, 2016
When a child begins to sleep at night
When a child begins to sleep through the night - it is a great joy for the parents.After a good, long sleep - an indicator of child health and well-being and security of the mood of the adults caring for them.Young parents often worry when they can not put the infant.It is believed that early in life grudnichki sleep more time.Let's try to answer the basic questions related to the babies sleep.
How long is the daily sleep newborn
The average sleep grudnichka lasts 14 to 18 hours.And it is divided into four main periods: falling asleep, shallow sleep, deep sleep and final awakening.And these cycles in an infant may be renewed several times, so it seems so restless sleep.The main thing is that the baby did not confuse day and night.This can be avoided if you put your child in the daytime in the room with the windows open at night in the quiet dark environment.
On average night's sleep of the child lasts 6 hours, but sometimes a child begins to sleep through the night without waking up during breastfeeding at the age of 2-3 months.On the one hand, this is good, but on the other - can lead to some reduction in production of breast milk in the mother, as it is active at night produced the so-called hormone of lactation.And when the child begins to sleep through the night on the artificial feeding of such problems, of course, does not arise.
How many times grudnichki awake at night
healthy night's sleep of the newborn is a total of about 5-6 hours.Children fall asleep only when tired.If the child is healthy, he often asks to eat.This is due to the fact that its food - milk is a liquid that is digested quickly enough.So mom and have to get up several times overnight to feed the toddler.Few newborn babies for the night awakening once or twice.With age and the introduction of complementary foods continuous night's sleep is getting longer, and night feeding less often.
Why kids fall asleep while feeding
Very often children are placed to sleep while feeding.It is very convenient for mom, because she would not have to rock their child further, especially if the night in the yard.But this process has its pitfalls.If the child will always fall asleep in the process of eating, then it will be a kind of sucking reflex, and he can not sleep without a bottle or pacifier favorite.And then it will be very difficult to put the baby to sleep without a pacifier, even at a later age.Therefore it is necessary beforehand to wean the baby from this habit.It is necessary to remove the nipple or breast mouth baby immediately after he falls asleep.So he will learn to sleep independently.
How to understand why the child is awake
Some pediatricians recommend to wake the baby to feed at night at least once (this recommendation is highly questionable).But newborn babies may wake up more often.Therefore, mother should understand why her baby woke up.After all, he could just be frightened of something, and you just need to rock to sleep.
Very often in a dream child produces a variety of sounds, such as whining, pohryukivanie, sob or yelping.Do not worry about it, because at this time he is in a deep sleep, and wake it should not be.
What kind of sleep problems in young children should be expected
Among the main causes associated with sleep problems in infants should be allocated violation of regulations of feeding and care.In order to avoid difficulties with sleep is necessary:
- not to wake the baby, even if it is time to eat;
- not wake grudnichka if he had fallen asleep during feeding;
- bathe the child before bedtime.