Moms are exhausted enough and who has time to read the latest edition of Happiest Baby on the Block or the latest book from Dr. Sears? If youíre tired of the problems of sleepless nights and a little one that wonít sleep for more than a few hours at a time, keep reading for six essential tips from the top sources on how to get your baby to fall asleep.
Studies have shown that babies born after a long or difficult labor tend to wake more at night during their first year than infants who've had uncomplicated births. According to the AAP guide, researchers found that babies in both groups were healthy, but parents of the first group picked their babies up more, waking them.
5. Soothe separation anxiety at bedtime.
Separation anxiety is one of the main causes of disrupted sleep for infants. Once put down to sleep, they feel stressed when their parent isn't around. Try moving your child's crib into your room for a few days for reassurance or consider getting a side sleeper, a small babyís bed that attaches to your own bed.
6. Keep major milestones in mind.
When a baby first learns a developmental skill (like crawling or walking), his sleep could be disrupted by an urge to practice it. Itís a natural part of learning development. Don't worry, he'll get back to sleep soon
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