To be in shape during the day, it is imperative to sleep well at night! This is true from a very young age because we can see that a baby who has had a good night's sleep is much more cheerful and in a better position for psychomotor development. On the other hand, a baby who has not slept well will be cranky and will eat less well.

To improve the well-being of your little one, it is important to learn to detect the elements that can disturb him and harm the quality of his sleep.

What can disturb your baby's sleep

Hunger: it wakes children up every 3 or 4 hours, day and night. During the first few months, toddlers cannot stand hunger and systematically cry, it is the main cause of waking up in babies.

Pain: babies can suffer from digestive problems, often referred to as infant colic. The child moves his legs and twists in all directions, he can't sleep or wakes up with a start. Sometimes the baby can be soothed when you hold him or her in your arms and put him or her on your stomach. The warmth of your hand on his or her tummy can soothe pain. Digestive problems can sometimes be relieved by raising the child's upper body with a slope.

Teething pains can also cause daytime or nighttime awakenings in babies, to alleviate them, you can turn to homeopathy and offer your little one an amber necklace which often brings comfort.

Thirst can also cause discomfort that can interfere with baby's sleep, make sure you always have a bottle of water near your child's bed.

What you can change to improve baby's sleep

Room temperature: to ensure a good night's sleep, the room should not be overheated. The ideal temperature is around 18°C, it may seem cool but when baby is settled in his sleeping bag, he is at the ideal temperature for a perfect sleep.

Changes and disturbances: when children are small, they need to have reference points, so it is important to have babies sleep in the same room, always in the same bed and to establish a ritual at bedtime. Establishing small habits, always doing the same things, helps reassure baby and soothe him to fall asleep.

Emotional insecurity: baby always needs to be reassured, especially by his parents. He needs love and physical contact with his parents as much as he needs to eat and drink.

Anxiety at home: babies are like sponges, absorbing and feeling all the emotions in the house. It is therefore very important to make sure that there is not too much stress in the house.

The over-intervention of parents: when babies fall asleep they are often agitated, their breathing is rapid, they move their arms and legs sometimes with jolts, but this is normal, it is important to let baby fall asleep alone without intervening. Just make sure that he is not hungry or thirsty, that his diaper is clean, that he is not too hot in his sleeping bag and if everything is ok, it is better not to intervene and let baby fall asleep by himself!

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