Your newborn’s sleep cycle could be driving you crazy. And you sure want to fix it. But before you can figure out how to get your baby to sleep through the night, you need to know some basics.
How much sleep does my baby need?
How much sleep a baby needs is age-dependent. Just like everything else, as your baby grows their needs for sleep will change. For example, a newborn baby sleeps on average from 16 to 18 hours a day!
As your baby grows, the day-time sleeping & night-time sleeping become inversely proportional, with babies sleeping more through the night.
When will my baby begin sleeping through the night?
On average 3 months of age or till they are about a whopping 13 pounds! There is light at the end of that tunnel.
However, parents can begin sleep routines from earlier ages, which sets your babies off to a great start when they are ready to sleep through the night. So when you ask how to get your baby to sleep through the night, one way is to make sleep routines with the future in mind.
Over 60% of babies are able to sleep through the night at 6 months of age.
Signs that your baby’s sleep pattern is a medical condition.
Medical conditions to be watchful for include sleep apnea, acid reflux, seizures.
Some signs for this include restlessness, snoring, noisy breathing, long pauses in breathing, hyperextension of the neck and multiple awakenings, sudden jerky movements throughout the night. If there are any concerns about these issues, please reach out to your pediatrician or contact Medical Health 360 and speak to a Pediatrician today.
Know that you are not alone and your baby’s sleep does not reflect your parenting! A lot of parents who aren’t able to figure out how to get their baby to sleep through the night, end up blaming themselves. It, however, is not so. Every parent struggles with it. If you need help to assess and set up a routine, reach out to us. We can provide you with an individualized plan, ease concerns and provide pediatrician approved techniques for the best sleep for you and your family. Goodnight and sleep well.