How to make the baby sleep all night long

Como fazer o bebê dormir a noite toda 1

Do you think that being a mother is synonymous with sleepless nights? As soon as a woman becomes pregnant, what many advise is to take the opportunity to sleep as much as possible, since, with the arrival of the baby, this part of living will probably be compromised.

It is very likely that in the first months, which is a period of adaptation, some difficulties will occur, but it is possible to teach the baby to sleep peacefully for a longer time.

 

The importance of sleep

Like adults, babies also need their full hours of sleep to have healthy development. Experts at the National Sleep Foundantion say that sleep is as important as hygiene or food, and that it is during the night that hormones such as melatonin, responsible for sleep, are produced.

In contrast, deprivation releases adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormone; that is, you get a more irritable baby, waking up more often. In addition, sleepless nights are related to childhood obesity, lack of concentration, ADHD and depression.

 

How many hours does the baby need to sleep?

The amount of hours required for a baby to sleep changes according to age. Between daytime naps and nighttime sleep, a newborn, for example, should have an average of 18 hours a day. Below, the total hours of sleep by age group, recommended by the National Sleep Foundantion and the infograph:

  • 0 to 3 months: 18 to 19 hours
  • 4 to 11 months: 16 to 18 hours
  • 1 to 2 years: 15 to 16 hours
  • 3 to 5 years: 14 hours

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How to make the baby sleep all night long

To get your baby to sleep calmly and peacefully at night, you need to follow a few basic steps:

– Create a routine

Babies learn everything they are taught. Thus, establishing a routine will condition the baby that it is bedtime.

Start with a relaxing warm bath, give baby a massage, put on comfortable pajamas, give the last feeding, lay the baby in the crib, tell a story or put on soft music, turn off or dim the bedroom lights, make the room as quiet and calm as possible, and place him in the crib.

This will tell your baby that it is time to sleep and he will be calmer.

– Allow naps

Many people tend to use the popular technique that keeping your baby awake longer during the day helps him sleep more at night. In fact, this idea has already been demystified by experts. Babies need their daytime naps to be more relaxed at night.

– Encourage the baby to sleep in the crib

Sleeping together with your baby during a nap is a delight, but it can get tiring over the months. So, choose a place for your baby to take naps where you can also rest during this period. This place is determined by the parents. We suggest the crib as it is the safest place. So even if you want to take some naps holding your baby, remember to take at least some of them in the crib, or in the place you choose. That way, sometimes you enjoy your baby and at other times you can rest.

 

Understand your baby’s sleep

If, after all your efforts, the baby does not sleep, seems irritated, cries a lot and fights against sleep, it may be necessary to research what may be going wrong. Talk to other mothers. Have you visited our Instagram @bebedorminhoco? You can go in and read it all! We have a community of mothers with babies who SLEEP! WHOOPEE!!

Also, talk to your pediatrician to see if there are any health problems. Cramping, reflux, breathing problems or various pains, among others, can be a complicated obstacle at bedtime. Remember, once these nuisances are treated, your baby can sleep very well with sleep-promoting behavior.

You find all the step-by-step procedure of what to do in your baby’s routine in our online courses. The course of Celebrities! See more on our Facebook and Instagram @bebedorminhoco.

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