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3 Tips To Get Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night

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When you first bring your baby home from the hospital you may be physically and emotionally exhausted. And the tricky thing about infants too is that they leave you feeling really sleep deprived. If your little one is past the newborn stage and is at least a couple of months old but they aren't sleeping for more than a few hours at a time then it may be time for you to take matters into your own hands, but how? This article will take a closer look. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? If so, then read on. 

1. Make Sure They Go to Bed Full

One of the first things that you should do is make sure that you are putting your baby to bed when their stomach is full at night. Before you lay them down in their crib make sure that they have had a full bottle (or have breastfed enough), that they have a clean diaper, and that they are in fresh clothes. By putting them to bed with a full stomach, they are less likely to wake up more frequently because they are hungry. 

2. Let Them Cry It Out

Before you try this method, speak with your baby's pediatrician and even consult a pediatric sleep consultant. The crying out method is based on the principle that your baby is at an age where they don't need to feed so often. When they reach that stage and are gaining enough weight, they tend to just want to feed in the middle of the night out of habit. By letting them cry it out for a little bit every night your goal is that they will just put themselves back to sleep rather than needing to feed. If you aren't completely comfortable with the crying out method, then you may want to do something where you go in and rub their tummy or back every 5 to 10 minutes (still without feeding them). 

3. Move Them To Their Own Bed

Before you stop co-sleeping with your baby make sure that you talk to your pediatrician about this. Whether you are co-sleeping or your baby is still in a bassinet in your room, you probably aren't getting very much sleep at night. Try moving them to their own bed. This new environment may be an adjustment for them at first but it will be better for both you and baby in the long run.

For more information, contact a company like goodnight nursery sleep consulting.