Children Aged 2 Years Sleep Only 3 Hours A Night?
Good morning doctor, I want a consultation for my child’s sleep pattern,
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At the age of more than 12 months, babies usually have a regular sleep pattern, because the baby's adaptability is quite good in dealing with the difference between day and night. This causes, babies who were often awake at night, are now able to sleep more soundly at night. Normally, at the age of 12 months, babies can sleep 10 to 11 hours at night, and 2 to 2.5 hours during the day.
As for the condition of your child whose sleep patterns are still irregular and often wake up for a long time at night, it is most often caused by a habit. This might happen if you do not discipline your child's sleeping, eating, drinking and playing patterns. Of course, it does not take a short time to change this habit. At least, it takes 1 to 2 weeks, or even more to make the child's sleep patterns more disciplined.
In addition to habitual factors, it could also be that your child's sleep disorders are influenced by other factors, for example:
Uncomfortable environmental conditions, such as noise, glare, stifling, uncomfortable children's body conditions, such as fever, coughing, colic, itching. Effects of drugs consumed by Jetlag, etc. You can first take the following steps to get around your child's complaints:
Make a regular schedule every day, when the child wakes up, eats, plays, and sleeps In the afternoon, bathe the child with warm water to make it easier to sleepy.Avoid giving the child too much food at night, make it a habit for the child to eat not too late (before 7 o'clock. night) Give the child comfortable sleepwear, soft material Before going to bed, condition the child's bedroom to be comfortable, for example by dimming the lights, keeping noise away, not too cold, and not too hot Not inviting children to play at night Busy activities Children in the morning to evening Minimize the child's sleep time during the day (no more than 2.5 hours) Perform gentle massage on the child's body so that he feels more relaxed Consistently doing the above methods, generally the child's sleep pattern will slowly change to more regular. Of course, you cannot do the above step alone. Enlist support from spouses and relatives who help you care for your child to help you do the above steps for the good of your child.
If you have run the steps above optimally, but your child's complaints still don't get better, get him checked directly to a doctor or pediatrician. The doctor will carry out a thorough examination to rule out the possibility of other diseases that have the potential to interfere with his sleep, for example, thyroid gland disorders, brain tumors, brain infections, and so on.
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