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Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Why do babies get fussy about going to sleep even when they are tired?

Change: A babies perception may be stressed as they enter into a sleep phase as they don't understand leaving an awake state. They are aware something is happening but don't wish it too. Try playing soothing white noise - spa music - in the background to help the baby relax. Avoid rocking to sleep as they will get used to it and will grow older and have sleep issues unless always rocked. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My 3 months old baby cries out loud every day at night only before going to sleep all day he is active and feeds well what could be reason ?

My 3 months old baby cries out loud every day at night only before going to sleep all day he is active and feeds well what could be reason ?

Fatigue, anxiety: Babies at 3 months do get tired but do not understand the concept of sleep. They have enough memory to handle their wakeful periods, but really just pause between them.They do not seek or understand sleep until into their 2nd year. An illness or food reaction would cause fussiness all the time.This often improves as they pas 4-5 months and can roll over and entertain themselves more as they settle. ...Read more

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I'm having sleep paralysis tonight and everytime i attempt to fall asleep, i get into that sleep paralysis and have to fight out of it. Any suggestion?

Sleep paralysis: Sleep paralysis can be related to poor sleep quality but also with narcolepsy. If you experience weakness of the face/body with changes in emotion, sleep attacks, and/or hallucinations while falling asleep or waking up, you should be evaluated for narcolepsy. If not, you should focus on getting a quality amount of sleep every night. In either case, seeing a sleep specialist should help. ...Read more

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How to make a baby fall asleep?

How to make a baby fall asleep?

Comfort her: There are many reasons for the baby not to be comfortable and refuse to go to sleep. Things which make baby uncomfortable are dirty diaper, hunger, loud noises and light around. Baby over exhausted, over tired, over sleepy. Then there are medical reason like stuffy nose, fever, formula problems. ...Read more

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Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Why ?: If you have specific concern please discuss them with your pediatrician. Babies need a great deal of sleep. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to fall asleep?

How can I get my baby to fall asleep?

Create a tired place: Babies do not understand or desire sleep like an adult.They drift off like you would in a boring lecture. In the womb the norm was sound (hesrtbeats) and comfort. You need to create a comfortable "tired place" where baby can go to settle and drift off, day or night. Try to use the same area for day & night naps. A fan buffeting in the background helps. Subdued light helps. Avoid direct stimulation. ...Read more

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How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

How to make my baby fall asleep earlier at night?

Good Luck: The child is getting you on their schedule. You can try to keep them up during the day, but it is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more