Is It Normal For A 3 Month Old Baby To Take More Naps Than A Night?
Afternoon, I have a baby aged 3.5 months. He sleeps more often in the morning until noon, sometimes when he wants to take a shower or around 3:30 PM, is that normal? And if you sleep one hour at night wake up, continue to sleep again after 1.5 hours of waking up like that and then until dawn. thank you
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Basically babies do not have a circadian cycle that is fixed like adults. Babies cannot distinguish day from night well. The following are some things you can do to improve your child's sleep cycle:
In the morning and afternoon, open all the curtains and windows of the house so that sunlight can enter the house. You can also take your child out of the house in the morning. When your child is napping, make sure the room is still bright enough, but not too bright so that the child does not feel dazzled. Provide more stimulation when the child wakes up in the morning and afternoon (invite play, talk, etc.) At night, dim the lights of your home so that it is not too bright, especially before bedtime. Perform bedtime routines, such as bathing a child, doing a baby massage, breastfeeding, then sleeping the child (It is better if the child is not breastfed until bedtime but is taught to be able to sleep alone without breastfeeding. This is very important to get the baby to sleep while breastfeeding when it is older later and when they start teething, breastfeeding until the child sleeps without first brushing the teeth can trigger tooth decay.) When the child wakes up at night, avoid giving excessive stimulation to the child. Don't talk, don't play, reduce eye contact. Keep room conditions dim (don't turn on the lights when you are breastfeeding or change a child's diaper at night).
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