Babies Have Difficulty Sleeping At Night?
Good afternoon, …. I want to ask about the situation that I am facing, where my baby is very difficult to sleep at night and is very fussy …. Will this cause growth and development problems in my baby …. ??? thanks for the answer, ….
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Need to be clarified, how exactly is your baby's age now? Besides having trouble sleeping, are there any other complaints that he experienced? How long has this complaint arisen?
Difficulty sleeping at night in infants is often caused by trivial things, for example irregular sleep patterns, too much sleep during the day, too full, uncomfortable room conditions, and so on. However, in some cases, it can also be difficult to sleep indicating the baby feels discomfort in his body, for example due to tightness, coughing, runny nose, nausea, bloating, colic, fever, and so on.
If there are no other complaints that your baby is experiencing, often this condition is not dangerous. But indeed, the lack of quality and quantity of sleep a baby can have an indirect impact on the development of the brain. Not only that, babies who are sleep deprived tend to become more fussy, and in the end, their appetite can decrease. Furthermore, this can have an impact on growth delays, if not handled properly.
Our advice, try to do the following trick first:
Teach babies the difference between day and night, namely by:
During the day, make the atmosphere of the house bright, noisy, often invite babies to play, talk, go for a walk
At night, make the atmosphere of the house dim, quiet, let the baby relax more in his bed, do gentle massage so he feels relaxed, do not be too excessive to invite him to play
Create a regular baby sleep schedule every day. Sleep the baby in the afternoon just enough, not too long
At night, if your baby is more than 6 months old, don't overfeed
After breastfeeding the baby at night, burp him so as not to bloated
Create the condition of the nursery to be comfortable, clean, not too glare, not too cold, not too hot
If your baby's complaints occur continuously for up to 1 week or more, even other heavier complaints appear as mentioned above, you try to check it directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that the condition is handled properly according to the cause huh ..
I hope this helps.