4 Sleeping Issues to Avoid with Your Newborn

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During the newborn stage, it’s easy to allow some common practices to be used just to obtain a few more minutes of sleep or quiet time. However, by allowing these practices you are only setting yourself up for sleeping issues with your child. Avoid these common traps by preventing these sleeping issues with your newborn.

Issue 1: Rocking your baby to sleep.

To be fair, you pretty much rock your child the entire time in the month or so, as they pretty much sleep the majority of the time. However, it is very easy to use rocking as a way to sooth your child to sleep. Avoid this to prevent your child from developing a “rock me sleep” based routine.

Issue 2: Picking up your child when they cry.

It is a mother’s instinct to comfort their child. However, after the first six months or so, you should begin to take a few minutes. Give your child time to settle down on their own, as babies grown they tend to try to use tears to their advantage.

Issue 3: Staying up late.

Unfortunately, the longer your child stays up does not mean the longer they will sleep. Preventing a child from sleeping can make them overtired, and cause them to have a more fretful sleep.

Issue 4: Letting your baby sleep whenever.

When you’re on the go, it can be easier for you to allow your child to doze while you tackle the many tasks on your to-do list. Sometimes it is unavoidable. However, if you constantly allow this to happen, it can lead to sleeping problems from inconsistent naptimes.

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