You should accustom your baby to regular daytime sleep to ensure that he / she gets the required amount of sleep for balanced development. It will give you clues about when and how to sleep and its natural rhythm. Some babies get used to it easily and sleep plenty of it every day, while others settle for short sleep. Sleeping less than a specified hour does not necessarily indicate a problem. Your baby may be resting with that amount of sleep.
How long does the baby have to sleep during the day?
Newborns sleep two to four hours during the day and in the evening. No intervention is required at this point, as your baby will determine the amount of sleep he needs.
By the sixth to eighth weeks, his sleep will begin to regain his order. He may need two to four hours of daytime sleep, or even more.
When you're three to four months old, you start predicting when he's going to sleep. This period is suitable for the beginning of sleep hours.
It is normal for your six-month-old to sleep two or three times during the day (morning, noon, afternoon) for one hour each.
Your baby will reduce daytime sleeps to two in the morning and noon until the age of one after the ninth month in order to achieve uninterrupted sleep. At about 18 months of age, most of the children seem to quit their morning sleep. But this is not a loss, because in this way the child reaches the goal of sleeping at noon without sleeping holes. The habit of noon sleep continues until the age of three or four.
It cannot be said that this sleep pattern will apply to every baby. Keep in mind that each baby can have his / her own sleeping habits.
Practical solutions for trouble-free sleep
- Give up the pajama obligation. The important thing is that the child is comfortable in the clothes to wear; neither too thin nor too thick.
- You can allocate the time just before the sleep time provides silence. However, avoid making loud sounds, playing games that will stimulate the child and make him sleepy. Remember that the goal is to calm him and make him fall asleep.
- If you put him to sleep at night, he will reconcile that moment with the night and feel it's time to sleep.
- If you're going out, if you know you'll be on your way to sleep, take a book or anything your child associates with sleeping. So you show him that he can sleep wherever you are, and you don't disturb his sleep patterns.
- If your child is not sleeping properly, don't blame yourself for feeling that you couldn't train him. Some mothers think that the child needs to be tired to sleep and sleep, while there is a possibility of further revival. First of all, you should get this idea out of your mind, then try to get used to sleeping three hours a day.