Most parents say that sleep is an indulgence once a newborn arrives on the scene. One of the major issue for most new parents even before the birth of their newborn is the fact that sleep will be coming uncommon. A common question that new parents question is how to get my newborn to sleep through the night.
A newborn baby requires nothing more than milk and sleep for the first few weeks of their lives. At around 6 weeks your newborn should begin to develop a sleep rhythm and between 3 to 6 months your baby should start to understand the discrepancies between day and night. This means your baby will hopefully start to sleep for longer periods at night – which means you’ll likewise get more sleep. Generally after three months, babies will tend to sleep between 13 to 15 hours per day, and will have a nap two to four times a day.
Many developmental milestones, such as rolling over and trying to stand up, especially teething can temporarily shake your baby’s sleep pattern.
The most important aspect of get your baby to sleep through the nighttime is to have your baby discover to soothe himself to sleep. Put your baby down to sleep when he is drowsy but awake. Babies need to be able to fall asleep independently, so that they can self soothe when they wake up in the middle of the night.