Initial weeks are very hectic for the newborns and their mothers, because in this phase, infants are trying to adapt the new things from the surrounding. Mom and other family members are engaged to bring their babies into the routine. The unusual sleep pattern of a child is the major dilemma which is exhausting for new moms. Typically, infants prefer to sleep a lot nearly up to 16 to 17 hours a day. Newborns belonging from the age group of 6 to 8 weeks spent their maximum time in sleeping and used to stay up hardly for 2 hours. Some infants possess less sleep pattern by birth. Their moms will stay up during the whole night to feed them, or to change their clothes as a result at the start of the day she looks tired. Many factors affect the toddlers sleep patterns. Few physiological or developmental possibilities behind the sleep arousal are listed below;
Reasons behind their Sleep Arousal
The instantaneous destructions caused by loud noise leads to rapid waking up of a toddler. Loud rings and high vibrations of mobile phones, unnecessary noise created while talking can also be the reason for sudden waking up of the baby.
The simple health issues such as coughing, sneezing, and cold which makes breathing unease for suspects. So, this can affect baby naps.
Too Hot or Too Cold Temperature
Every human body requires proper environmental conditions to survive. At high temperature, the newborn starts sweating, and too much cold can make them chill. In such chilled environment, they are unable to sleep and stay awake for a longer time.
Tight dressings can make a child feel uncomfortable and consequently make them unable to sleep well.
Too Bright Lights
Some infants can sleep even in the bright light, but this is a problem to those who fail to fall asleep well under the bright light.
New Skills and Experimentation
As time passes newborns start acquiring few new skills and try them during night-time which keeps a baby awake for a longer period. If they are unable to sleep even after two hours or if you don’t force them to sleep, they get overtired, and it destroys their sleeping hours.
Proper breastfeeding or baby formula feeding is essential for growth. If the infant is not fed properly before going to bed, then it keeps them awake for most of the time. Parents are always eager to know about how long it will take for their infant to get into a certain sleep pattern. Many babies naturally acquire such patterns even in few weeks of birth. But if this gives you exhausted feeling then try some of the following ideas to enhance your baby’s sleep time.
Focus on your Baby Dressings, Feedings
Always pay extra attention towards the baby dressings, make sure that the dress is neither too cool nor hot. Try to drape your baby with clean, warm, and comfortable clothes. During the night-time, feed your newborn quietly and help them to get back to sleep as soon as possible. It is always better to dim the lights.
Teach the Difference between the Day and Night-Time
After two weeks of baby’s birth, start to teach them about the difference between the day and night-time. If babies wake during the day time, then play with them. But if they wake during night-time, then try to maintain the silence. As time passes, the child will start recognizing the daytime and night-time difference.
Always try to comfort the baby just by simple ways. With this information, you can help your baby when they wake up.