Why the baby has a hard time sleeping through the night? Does it make sense to let him cry? After how many months mom and baby can enjoy a deep sleep?
In the hidden world of the unborn baby, dominate very different living conditions. He lacks the natural signals that adults use day and night apart. Although he does not live in utter darkness, he takes the change of day and night hardly true. And because he constantly hears the rhythmic pounding of mama's heart and the rushing of her blood, it barely insists on him that the outside world in the evening is quieter.
Yet there is something in the mother's body as a time experience. Research has shown that babies whose mothers during pregnancy, night work, have more difficulty with sleep later than other babies. The biological clock of the newborn still ticking very different from ours. In general, they have daily for 14 to 18 hours of sleep, babies from six months, 9 to 18 hours, and 12-year-old to 15 hours. The first half they generally each half to four hours awake. Even at night! And then they want to eat! Your wishes and desires are not important, as you have probably already noticed. But comfort you, every week the sleep rhythm shifts a little, until it finally resembles the circadian rhythm of the adult.
Babies of five or six months to sleep at night often from ten to six and the sleep times of the day are getting shorter. Maybe two, maybe three hours. Around his first birthday, he has learned how at night by sleeping really. Maybe he's between eight and nine to bed, he is in the morning between seven and eight awake and he does during the day only an afternoon nap. All times indicated are of course averages. Babies are certainly not machines and often follows a major step forward kickback. In other words, it may be that your baby is sleeping through every one or two weeks and then suddenly need a night feeding.
It may also be that he is much less or more sleep than other babies his age. The individual need for sleep is genetically determined, as is the color of eyes or hair. Some have from the outset need to sleep more, others less. Rely on their biological clock! Each child learns very slowly by to sleep at night. Besides, if you go on holiday to a foreign country is your internal clock still too often upset? For the baby this might be a similar situation. Everything is new, thrilling and exciting and every day he again discovered new things.
Astonishing, but true! What? By intervening as little as possible. Focus on the biological clock of the baby and you have less stress than if you were going to force him. Who are child late at night crying, that it finally learns to sleep, is guaranteed a rude awakening! Of course, the baby falls at some point of sheer exhaustion asleep again. You too? Exactly! Moreover, the educational effect is nil because the next night again exactly the same story, because his biological clock is nothing attracts such Spartan upbringing methods. In short, let your baby just in his own way to get used to this new, very complex world.
Eventually your child is mature enough to sleep longer periods and he has no night feeding anymore. And if he's waking up at nights, he can not entice you to develop rituals such as hours with him wander through the house, give more than one time feeding or eternal tea bottle. First make sure that he will lack nothing and let him lie in bed. Even if he cries, as he at this stage like power games does with mom and dad.