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Awake time and baby sleep

awake time and baby sleep

Is your baby awake time is right for his/her age?

Did you know that your baby may not need to sleep train? Looking at the awake time and baby sleep patterns may help your child sleep tremendously.

First of all, Congratulations! Your baby is finally here, and you’re in for the most amazing ride of your life. To manage your baby’s sleep—and your own sleep!—I’d like to share a few facts about your baby that will help you understand his or her sleeping patterns.

Be prepared: newborns sleep a lot. I mean, A LOT! Newborns can bear about an hour of being awake before they need to take another nap. Some will be able to stay awake for longer periods after a few weeks, but most newborns will need long hours of rest.

By the time your baby reaches four months old, he or she may be able to stay awake for 75-90 minutes between naps. At this point, their sleep is very delicate, as most of them are going through a sleep regression.

A lot is going on at that age. Keep in mind that babies are very sensitive to the balance of waking and sleeping hours; this means that your four-, seven-, or even twelve-month-old baby needs the right number of waking hours between naps and bedtime. If you don’t adapt this schedule to suit your baby as he grows, you may encounter sleep issues like these:

  • Your baby may have a hard time taking naps.
  • Naps may not last very long.
  • She may frequently wake up in the middle of the night.
  • He might stay awake for long periods during the night.

Many families think their four-month-old baby can only stay awake for an hour at a time; however, we now know that is not enough. If your baby is not tired enough, she obviously won’t take a nap!

Of course, each baby is unique with his or her own needs. Awake time and baby sleep patterns are very important to understand. If a friend tells you their baby is awake for two hours at two months old, and it works for them, great! It doesn’t mean your baby’s needs will be the same. You have to find out what works for your family and your child. Every baby will have different stamina and will develop at a different rhythm, especially at a young age.

This is why it is so important to find the perfect balance between your baby’s awake and rest time. We don’t want an overtired baby, but we don’t want an undertired baby, either!

Now you understand that the awake time and baby sleep is a well balanced dynamic!If you are not sure how long your baby should be awake between naps, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you find out!

As Always, Sleeping Babies = Happy Families

Much Love,

Eve

SleepBabyLove

Lullaby Sleep Consultant is a sleep coaching business that helps babies and toddlers sleep through the night and take blissful naps. However, babies are not born with the capacity to fall asleep on their own, it’s a skill they must learn. And that’s exactly what we do. As sleep consultants, we support parents and give them tools, to help their children master the ability to become independent sleepers. We have a professional, non-judgmental and breastfeeding-friendly approach, to support all types of parenting styles. Because each child is different and all parents have their own expectations, each case is unique. We use a wide range of coaching methods to fit the child’s age, temperament, and the family’s goals. We will tailor a personalized plan that is special and unique to each situation. We guide parents while their little one is learning this vital and lifelong skill: how to fall asleep on their own. Our step by step sleeping plans are designed to help the children sleep through the night and help parents stay consistent during the program, ensuring that the family is confident with the plan we create together. Lullaby Sleep Consultant is a successful sleep coaching business with a caring, attentive and gentle touch that produces results. Sleeping babies = Happy families. Schedule your FREE 15 mins consultation here: https://lullabysleepconsultant.com/contact/ We ❤️ helping families.
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