Sleeping Through The Night
Here are our top tips for helping your baby sleep through the night:
MAKE SURE THEY ARE’NT HUNGRY!
Feed your baby enough during the day so they won’t need to feed as much at night. Otherwise, they will try and make up for it at night. Hungry babies don’t sleep.
MAKE SURE THEY GET ENOUGH DAY SLEEP
An overtired baby who hasn’t slept enough during the day will more than likely have a harder time settling, let alone staying alseep.
MAKE SURE THEY DON’T GET TOO MUCH DAY SLEEP
On the flipside, too much day sleep and they’ll want to party all night long. See our post where we break down napping for babies.
If your little one is younger than 4 months, swaddling them will ensure they sleep more peacefully and for longer.
USE SOOTHING LULLABIES
Use our soothing lullabies . You should play them about as loud as a shower. This also helps to block out other sounds that may potentially wake your baby.
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS
This should be a trigger point. Turning out the lights lets your baby know it’s time to relax and at least attempt to go to sleep.
The kicker. After 4 months old, your baby’s sleep cycles change to every 2 hours… That means they fully wake up every 2 hours throughout the night.
However you put them to sleep at the start of the night, they’ll need this same help every 2 hours. Don’t worry – you can teach them to fall asleep on their own by using positive sleep associations (such as a blanket).
Here are other, less common reasons your baby can’t sleep through the night:
- Uncomfortable position