How to get baby to sleep through the night. This is probably the number 1 question that most sleep deprived parents would be asking or most new parents would be asking after coping with only 4-5 hours sleep everyday for the first few months of baby’s life.
In order to understand why your child takes short naps, first you need to understand your baby’s sleep cycle and her sleeping patterns. A child who continually takes short naps means he/she doesn’t know how to connect to their next sleep cycle when they wake up from one of their sleep cycle. A child’s natural sleep cycle typically last 30-60 minutes long.
Is white noise actually good for your baby’s sleep? Let’s talk about what we actually know about white noise. From a baby’s perspective, they have just spent their entire life in the womb. According to WebMD, the womb is not quite the quiet place scientists once assumed, it is actually awash in sounds, particularly the whooshing of your blood and digestive system, the thumping of your heart and your voice, which sounds louder than it would transmitted through the air since it reverberates through the bones and fluids in your body.
So you may not mind waking up at night for the night time feed because it doesn’t take too long for baby to nurse and then fall back to sleep. You wouldn’t want to change anything just in case he starts waking up more frequently. But what if I tell you that your 7 month old baby doesn’t actually need to wake up for those night time feeds anymore? Would you be able to stop the night time feeds altogether?