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How long does it take for a baby to fall asleep?

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So, you have spent hours soothing your child to sleep. Finally, Baby is sound asleep. Ahhh. Well done!

You might be wondering why it took so long. In fact, it is totally normal that Baby is taking a while to transition in to the dream world.

Think about your own sleep. When you go to bed, rarely do you fall asleep as soon as your head touches the pillow. You need your before-bed routine, your glass of water,  the sheets need to be exactly as you like them, etc. We all have a nightly ritual that helps us fall asleep. Your children are no different.

Some experts say that “if you are asleep before your head hits the pillow, you’re probably sleep-deprived.”

Babies need even more consistency, as they don’t have as many years of practice to fall asleep on their own. Some of them just learned how to do it while others are still waiting to be taught. Not to worry.

 On average, it takes 15-20 minutes to fall asleep. Some experts say that if you are asleep before your head hits the pillow, you’re probably sleep-deprived.

If you think that your little one takes too long to fall sleep, don’t rush into the room to check on Baby’s progress. If you intervene too soon, chances are you are not letting Baby learn the essential skill of falling asleep on their own.

Next time you are watching your child and wondering if he or she will ever go to sleep, remember to be patient! They might be enjoying the slow fall into the dream world…

Sleeping Babies = Happy Families


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