If you are one of those who complain about facing another Monday without having rested, remedy it. You can also learn to sleep. And is that if your baby does not care that it is weekend or day of day, does not let you sleep all night, has awakenings and keeps you awake until you fall asleep you may
If you are one of those who complain about facing another Monday without having rested, remedy it. You can also learn to sleep. And is that if your baby does not care that it is weekend or day of day, does not let you sleep all night, has awakenings and keeps you awake until you fall asleep you may not have taught well from the beginning.
Although it may seem incredible, good sleep habits must be instilled into the baby from the first day of birth. Teaching him to distinguish between day and night and to sleep alone in his crib are part of the key so that your baby's rest is also your own and your family's. Keep in mind that newborns have a sleep system very similar to the one developed by the fetus in the womb. They sleep an average of 16-17 hours a day with awakenings every 2 or 3 hours to feed.
Avoid awakening your baby
Sometimes, these intervals of time between taking and taking are longer and, many anguished mothers because their baby has not eaten, wake them up to take their food. However, interrupting the baby's sleep is not advisable if you want to establish good sleep habits from the beginning because waking the baby in the middle of one of his sleep cycles can accustom him to difficult routines to follow. Only if you have less than 2 months and you have not woken up in 5 or 6 hours you should wake up.
During the first two months of life, the baby goes through a phase of active sleep, which is characterized by slight movements of the mouth or arms, and seems to be restless or upset. This phase lasts about 30-40 minutes and, many mothers, who do not know that this is normal, tend to hold the baby in their arms, to cuddle or rock it to calm it down. In most cases, the baby wakes up and in this way, we have interrupted his sleep cycle. After this phase, the baby enters the phase of tranquil sleep in which the breathing is soft and deep and lasts another 30-40 minutes. Awakening you in this phase, when you are fully asleep to feed you, can alter routine patterns throughout the day. The baby will not have rested well and will be more irritable.
After two months, when the baby enlarges the capacity of his stomach due to its growth and development, he will endure 5 to 6 hours at night without asking for food, something we are looking forward to after the nocturnal sleep of the first months. And is that if you want your baby to naturally get used to the sleep cycle of adults, from the first day, try to be awake during the shots. To do this, talk to him continuously, touch his cheek with your finger to wake him, caress his back ... Then incorporate him for 10 minutes to expel the gases and erupt properly, change the diaper and still awake lie in his crib to sleep alone .
If you see that you wake up, you can go to see if your baby is okay, put the pacifier if you use it and if you have to go back to sleep, change your posture and let him do it by himself, without arms and without taking it to your bed . Place your baby on his back or side to avoid sudden infant death syndrome and enjoy your baby when he is awake. Take him in your arms, crush him, kiss him, play with him and give him all your love when his eyes are open so he can feel it. The time to sleep has its routine, teach it.