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How Can I Help My Baby Adjust To Sleeping In His Room And Not In Our Bed
Consistency: Babies do not make choices, we make choices for them. If they sleep in our bed, it's because we put them there. If they are put down only in the crib, they will accept it, that's reality. Start by putting them down while awake, so they know their bed is the sleep place. If they fuss after a few minutes, come in, comfort them, and put them back in the crib. The crib will become the sleep place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please read the : American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep.aspx or HealthyChildren.org. Please put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib with a firm mattress, no loose bedding or stuffed animals, not in your bed. It truly reduces the chance of SIDS, which can occur up to one year. ...Read more
That varies: New babies don't sleep through the night because they need to awaken to feed. As they get bigger, they sleep longer. Most babies can safely do an 8 hour stretch when they're several months old; some do it a little younger, some a little older. Babies are people; what happens one way in one happens a bit differently in another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good sleep routine: This is possible for almost all little ones, but is more than can be described in 400 characters. Consistency, a regular sleep routine, keeping the home quiet and dark at night, and helping them learn to self-settle are essential. Talk with your pediatrician about the details, but know that it is possible - once you are ready! (the secondary gain from "comforting" your baby at night is powerful.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Accident/purposeful: Infants may flip occasionally from birth and fully roll with a purpose by 4 months. It has been found that side sleeping is just as risky as belly sleeping with relation to crib death. Always put them down to sleep on theit back, and re-position them if they roll to the side until at least 4 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: Babies "mode" during labor would be hard to study. Sleep states are generally documented by eeg study, which is impossible in labor.Labor itself can vary in length from a few hours to a day or more and i doubt baby would be aleart or asleep for it all. Moms note fetal movements between contractions at various stages of labor, but movement can occur in sleep. Just list this as an unknown. ...Read more
Work your magic.: If you can handle the crying and your baby can self soothe, at around the 4th month of life, giving them love and getting them to bed at an early consistent hour can work wonders. You can leave them to cry (heartbreaking for many) for increasing amounts of time until they get to sleep. An alternative will be to remain with them cribside, gently supporting them, until they fall asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need for growth/dvp: Infants have few needs for function. They need to be awake for feeding and it helps you bond if they acknowledge you, but their main job is to grow bigger and dramatically improve control over their marvelous body.This takes sleep and nutrition.As they enter their teen years again they grow faster and need more sleep, while adults may get by on little.Its all part of the balance in human growth. ...Read more
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