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Your baby isn't sleeping? Why this is the case and what helps

It's the middle of the night, the baby is screaming and screaming and you're completely exhausted and desperate. You've tried everything from carrying him to singing and still your baby just won't sleep. You wonder what you're doing wrong and how you can help your child. It feels like there is no solution, but of course giving up is not an option. What now? Let me tell you, there is hope and ways you can help your baby sleep better.

First of all, realize: you are not alone. If the baby doesn't get proper rest during the day or night, sleep deprivation quickly becomes a challenge that many new parents have to deal with. There are many reasons why babies have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. In this blog post I would like to help you understand why this is the case and give you a tip or two on how you can help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep.

Baby sleep is different than adult sleep

It's important to understand that babies' sleep is different than adults'. Babies sleep several hours a day, but in shorter intervals and with multiple wake periods. Their sleep cycle is shorter and they wake up more often. This is normal and doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong. It's important to make sure your child gets enough sleep, even if he or she doesn't sleep through the night.

Why do babies often not sleep well?

There are many reasons why babies often have difficulty sleeping through the night, especially in the first few weeks but also afterwards. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Hunger: Babies have small stomachs and require frequent meals. If the child is hungry, he will wake up and look for food even at night.
  • Diaper Change: Babies have sensitive skin and can be bothered by a wet or dirty diaper.
  • Discomfort: An uncomfortable sleeping environment, such as an uncomfortable bed or temperatures that are too warm or cold, can cause babies to wake up.
  • Illness: If the child is sick or in pain, it may be difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. If in doubt, be sure to ask your pediatrician.
  • Newborns: In the first few months they are not yet able to distinguish between day and night and therefore have not yet developed a fixed sleep rhythm. In addition, many newborns struggle with the startle reflex (Moro reflex), which causes them to wake up at night.

What can help?

Waking up at night is just part of the process at the beginning. However, there are many things you can do to help your restless baby sleep better and, especially, get back to sleep faster at night. Here are some tips:

  • Create a quiet sleep environment: Make sure the child's sleeping area is quiet, dark and the bed is comfortable. For some little ones, sleeping alone in bed doesn't work at all. Babies often have difficulty sleeping in bed because they feel insecure. In the womb, they were constantly surrounded by the sounds and movements of their mother, and this gave them a feeling of protection and security. However, in a lonely bed in their own room, they can miss this closeness and security and feel lost.
  • Observe your child's sleep rhythm: Pay attention to how often and for how long the child sleeps. This can help you develop a better sleep schedule.
  • Pay attention to nutrition: Make sure the child is getting enough food to stay full.
  • Organize the waking phases: During the waking phases, especially with very small children, it helps to rest and avoid too much hustle and bustle. Too many stimuli during the day can lead to restless nights. What shouldn't be missed is giving the child the opportunity to move. This can also have a positive effect on construction pain. Fresh air during the day also helps improve baby's sleep.
  • Use sleep aids: Some babies can only fall asleep well with movement. Carrying in a baby carrier or a cloth can help. However, if it is not only difficult to fall asleep, but if your little treasure wakes up immediately when you put it down, carrying it all the time quickly becomes extremely tiring. A spring cradle is an excellent way to help the child fall asleep more quickly and easily and stay asleep. The gentle, even movement of the spring cradle is reminiscent of rocking in the womb and can have a calming effect.

Why are spring cradles particularly helpful?

Bassinets are a great way to help your baby sleep better. Here are some reasons why they can be particularly helpful:

  • Soothing movement: The gentle rocking movement of the spring cradle is reminiscent of rocking in the womb and can have a calming effect on your child.
  • Security: A cradle can also help ease the transition from the uterus to the outside world. The baby is used to being in close contact with the mother and can feel similarly secure and protected in the cradle. Many parents report that their baby sleeps faster and longer in the bassinet.
  • Sleeping position: The hammock can help put your child in a comfortable sleeping position that makes it easier for them to rest. Thanks to the comfortable position, your baby can also relieve tension and reduce any colic.

If you are unsure whether a hammock is suitable for your child, it is best to speak to your pediatrician or a qualified specialist.

In summary, there are many ways you can help your baby sleep. A calm and relaxed atmosphere, a fixed sleep-wake rhythm and a spring cradle can help the child sleep better and recover. But remember that every baby is unique and has different sleep needs. So you may have to try different methods until you find the right one for your baby. Don't give up and be patient. With a little time, patience and love, you will help your baby find a healthy and restful sleep.

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