Is your baby keeping you up all night? Babies not sleeping during the night might be an issue most newly parents have to deal with. It is a common situation since a newborn still can’t tell the difference between day and night.
Apparently, a newborn can sleep up to 16 hours, even more, with range of 3-4 hours of sleep. Those short stretches of sleep often frustrates parents. However, there’s no need to worry since the habit will change as the baby adapts with life outside the womb.
If you’re in this situation, try to place your baby in the crib before falling to sleep. In that way, you have set up a basic bedtime routine. Any comforting actions carried out consistently in the same sequence will help to establish the routine. Do it every night.
It’s never too early to introduce this routine to your baby and encourage her/him to sleep if they wake up during the night. And hopefully the drill can help you later on as she/he grows older.
Remember not to keep your baby up during the day; hoping that it will make the baby sleep better at night. It won’t work. The fact is, overly tired babies often have more difficulty to sleep compare with those having appropriate amount of sleep in daylight.