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    What is refreshing about Sleep Specialists at the present?

    The early months of parenthood can be especially tiring. But soon you'll have a toddler bouncing off the walls all day and (usually) sleeping for longer stretches at night. Just know that — like the days of tiny onesies and infant burp cloths — this stage, too, shall pass. Baby has been continuously fed and embraced in Mum’s tummy and sleeping when they like, whereas on the outside world, gaps in feeding and different sleeping environments are introduced. It’s a sensory overload for your little one and it will take some time for them to work it out. It’s therefore natural and normal for baby to express their feelings through crying and to have irregular sleep patterns. If you're breastfeeding, in the early weeks your baby is likely to doze off for short periods during a feed. Carry on feeding until you think your baby has finished or until they're fully asleep. This is a good opportunity to try to get a bit of rest yourself. When you can expect your baby to start sleeping through the night depends on several factors, including baby's age, weight, whether or not you are breastfeeding, and your family's nighttime feeding habits. It can take several weeks, even months before your baby is sleeping through the night and being more awake during the day. In the meantime, there are a number of strategies you can employ to help your baby get into the habit of sleeping at night and being awake during the day. If you haven't had a good night's sleep since your baby was born, you're not alone. Sleepless nights are a rite of passage for most new parents — but don't despair. You can help your baby sleep all night. Honestly!



    If you live with your partner or another adult, make a plan together of how you will both fit in rest, as well as time with the baby. Sleeping through the night is usually defined as baby getting 7 to 12 consecutive hours of shuteye—which is a dream stretch for any new parent. But how do you and baby get to that point? Routine is key and consistency above all. Many methods will work, but no method will work unless everyone in the household applies it consistently. Considering baby just spent nine months wrapped in the snug, cozy confines of your uterus, it’s no wonder his favorite sleeping spot is in your arms. And that’s perfectly fine in the first two to three weeks of his life. It is important that you always put your baby on their back as part of their regular sleep routine – the chance of SIDS is particularly high for babies who are sometimes placed on their front or side The gentle approach and caring manner of a baby sleep expert allows them to assist you in the most preferable way to deal with sleep training and to assist you and your family in any way possible.
    Laying On Of Hands

    Try to keep the lights low and resist the urge to play with or talk to your baby. This will send the message that nighttime is for sleeping. If possible, let your baby fall asleep in the crib at night so your little one learns that it's the place for sleep. Be sure that there are no blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, or bumper pads around your baby, so that your baby does not roll into any of those items, which could block airflow. Babies do not have a natural sense of night and day, so, to make it clear which is which. Make your daytime feeds with baby chatty and interactive, while keeping the night-time feeds nice and quiet. If you only play with your little one during the day, they are less likely to stir at night for attention. Some babies start sleeping for longer stretches through the night at about the same time that they start solid foods. But it’s not that the solid foods have caused the sleeping. It’s that for many babies, the developmental stage when we start to feed them solid foods coincides with the developmental stage when they start sleeping for longer periods of time. If baby wakes because of a middle-of-the-night blowout, keep the nappy change “business-like.” Don’t turn on too many lights, talk too much or play with baby. Set the precedent that this isn’t time for play or fun—it’s time to get back to sleep. There are multiple approaches to ferber method and a sleep expert will help you choose one that is right for you and your family.

    Try and ensure that your baby takes their day naps in their cot too rather than in prams or car seats which are not ideal, regular nap zones. The more naps they have in their cot, the better bedtimes will be. While figuring out how to quiet those dreaded nighttime wails may seem impossible in the moment, the key to ending them is to get to the bottom of why they’re happening in the first place. When your little one is at least 4 to 6 months old, sleep training is an option. After all, everyone agrees that a key goal of new parenthood is a happy, well-rested baby. How you arrive at that goal is a bit more complicated. Dress your baby as you would dress yourself for the temperature of the room – comfortably warm, not too hot, not too cold. The right sleepwear can help keep baby comfortable and safe. Baby's muscles may be in repose during sleep, but the heart, lungs, and liver (and most other organs) work a twenty-four-hour shift. Even the brain is actively buzzing along during the REM (rapid eye movement) portion of sleep. Whether its something specific like gentle sleep training or really anything baby sleep related, a baby sleep consultant can guide you to find a sleep solution as individual as your baby is.
    Solving Problems With Loving Consistency

    For the first few months, middle-of-the-night feedings are sure to disrupt sleep for parents and babies alike — but it's never too soon to help your baby become a good sleeper. Most new moms notice that their memory turns to mush right after giving birth (or even a few months before). Many women joke that part of their brain must have come out with the placenta, and nursing moms often complain of “milk brain.” (Scientists have speculated that this memory holiday is Nature’s blessed way of helping women forget the rigors of childbirth.) Your newborn baby could sleep anything between 9 to 20 hours in a 24-hour period. For the first 8 to 12 weeks, your infant can’t tell the difference between day and night. Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months and parents who often inundated with well-meaning advice about how much shut-eye your baby should be getting and what is the safest way to place them down for their sleep. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the sudden and unexplained death of a baby, are thankfully rare, but there are steps parents can take to help reduce the risks. If you are worried about your baby getting cold, you can use infant sleep clothing, such as a wearable blanket. In general, your baby should be dressed with only one layer more than you are wearing. Sleep consultants support hundreds of families every year, assisting with things such as sleep regression using gentle, tailored methods.

    To help little ones develop healthy sleep habits, put babies down for the night when they’re drowsy. Although a personal choice, you may want to try to avoid rocking the baby to sleep in your arms before bedtime because this can become a habit. Babies eventually need to learn how to fall asleep in their bed on their own. Learn your baby’s signs of being sleepy. Some babies fuss or cry when they are tired, whereas others rub their eyes, stare off into space, or pull on their ears. Your baby will fall asleep more easily and more quickly if you put her down the minute she lets you know that she is sleepy. Rocking or nursing a baby to sleep every night will create a sleep cue she’ll expect (and demand) at every waking. But honestly, it’s totally impossible to keep your baby from zonking out when she’s in a cozy cuddle with a stomach full of warm, sweet milk. There are all sorts of reasons why your baby may be waking through the night which will disturb your sleep too – and there isn’t one single answer to this question. There is a mismanaged expectation that little one’s sleep through the night once they reach a certain age, weight or start weaning. There are some circumstances where we would strongly recommend against co-sleeping with baby such as on a sofa or armchair, if anyone in the bed smokes or has drunk alcohol or the baby was premature or a low birth weight. For 4 month sleep regression guidance it may be useful to enlist the services of a sleep consultant.
    Make Night And Day Different

    It's recommended that babies up to 3 months get 14-17 hours of sleep per day (24 hour period). This includes daytime naps. Some sleep training methods may not work for your little (or for you), but there are plenty of others to try and with a little patience and consistency – and tender loving care – you’ll get there in the end. Sweet dreams! Rocking certainly works for getting a baby to asleep– either in your arms or in a rocking/bouncy chair – but beware! It might be useful for those nightmare nights where nothing seems to work, but it’s easy for a baby to get hooked on being rocked to sleep. Then they come to need it every night and suddenly you’ve created what health visitors call a ‘sleep association’. You can check out supplementary particulars about Sleep Specialists on this Wikipedia entry.
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