Why Isn’t My Baby Sleeping?

You are a new parent and you just brought home this little bundle of joy. You are excited to begin your journey as a loving and patient parent. You can start sleep training. This means teaching your baby to sleep on his own without rocking or eating. This means waiting until your baby is sleepy but still awake and then putting him to sleep. You can contact an expert sleep consultant to learn new sleeping techniques. 

The Baby Sleep says there are 4 reasons babies have trouble sleeping.

Baby bed window

The first is that you may miss your baby's sleep window. The "sleep window" is when the baby sits up and falls asleep on its own. He was tired, knew that and was ready for bed. If you skip this, he will be too tired and will have a hard time sleeping. 

Too much sleep?

The second reason could be that your baby just sleeps too much during the day and isn't too tired. It's more of something a young child does than a newborn does. For this problem, you need to have a bedtime for your baby.

Separation Anxiety

The third reason is that your baby may be experiencing separation anxiety and just miss you. However, it is more likely to occur in older babies. If you think this is the case, you can see him from time to time to reassure him.

Personality and Temperament

The fourth reason is probably because of your baby's personality and temperament. Sensitive and social babies may have trouble sleeping because they enjoy stimulation while awake and are more attractive. You don't want to miss a fun moment! Babies have a hard time sleeping at night. A good decision is to play with him while he sleeps alone.

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