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My baby just turn 1 month, all e while he seldom sleep or wake up very easily even he slept. Is he normal? Im very worried about him.
dont't worry too much.
Did your baby gain much weight when turn to 1 month?
My baby sleep a lot in the first month and now start to sleep lesser and he also wake up very easily.
Sometimes he really cannot sleep well, I will let him sleep on his tummy. Of course must always check my baby situation, because my baby can turn his head already.
Sometimes when I put him sleep on his tummy, his face is on right side but come back 5 mins later his head already turn left.
Baby can sleep better when sleep on tummy.
I only let my baby sleep on his tummy in the morning time only. Night time sure let him sleep face up.
Maybe you can try it.
My boy is a very light sleeper (very insecure when sleeping), even at 10 months old.
From 10 weeks old, he became very alert and it took a great deal of effort to help him take a nap.
I found the books No Cry Nap Solution and No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley very helpful to us. Gentle and effective ways. Refer to more of the sleep solutions we have tried at sleep Mummy's Reviews
Basically, sleep routine, swaddling, light rocking/bouncing/patting, white noise in the background, sucking, dim to dark room, co-sleeping may help a baby sleep better and longer. Try what works for your child as each baby is different.
After I got very exhausted looking after my fussy boy, the No-Cry books opened my mind to the above. Some babies are high-need babies and need a lot of comfort and security to fall asleep and stay asleep. I went according to my boy's needs and we have been getting much better rest ever since.
All the best!
i understand your worries/frustrations... Mine was worst! at the hospital, my baby girl was ok, but upon reaching home, the trouble starts...
She's a light sleeper and at night, she wakes up every hour!!! this continues until she was about 1years old... have tried everything and at last, the 'swing' (the electrical ones) did the job!... now, after 2.5years, she sleeps at night like a log... hee
have to trial and error... hope you find a remedy soon!
Erm... Letting a young baby sleep on tummy carries high risks that you need to consider carefully before trying. There are definitely babies who sleep this way and never wakes up.
I tried before for my boy's nap to observe if it'll work. But he shifted his head downwards on the mattress and i carried him straightaway. Imagine what would have happened if he did this at night or when no one was looking?
any mummies' babies also lik to sleep on tummy??? should i 'change' his sleeping pattern or just leave it?
Eva likes to sleep on her tummy BUT it's only a recent thing - since she starting flipping. She knows how to turn her head and such so I'm not worried. But before that, she always slept on her back or side. I dont't even let her nap on her tummy.
When baby is capable of rolling front to back AND back to front, it becomes safer for them to sleep on their tummy.
My boy started insisting on sleeping on his tummy only recently, at 9+ months old. Since he can already crawl and stand on his own, I let him be.
He could lift his head by 2 weeks old, but when sleeping on his tummy at our trial nap many months ago, he deliberately dug his head onto the mattress.
Sleeping on tummy may result in very deep sleep for a longer time, so a young baby may not be able to turn his head to save himself (even if he is able to turn his head when awake).
I let Iggy sleep on his tummy since 1 month old during nap times. He does sleeps better in the day with that. But I had to check on him like every 10-15mins once. By 2-3mth when he has the strength to move his head by himself, I just checked every 30-1hrs.
However, in the nite, I put him on his back to sleep coz I can't be monitoring him every 5-10mins and in the nite was pretty quiet, so he doesn't get disturb that easily. When he started flipping, he auto flip on his tummy to sleep, which was around 5mths+.
Trial and error on your baby sleeping pattern.
is the surrounding too distracting for him?
too noisy or too many "decorations" arnd thats y he is distracted n cant sleep.
baby r curious lil creatures by nature.
if he is a light slper, make sure his surrounding is quiet so he can sleep well, try to dim the room as much as possible n keep the room cool.
if really cant aviod the noise, buy him ear muffs!