Sleep Patterns For Babies Aged 7 Months?
Hello. My child is 7 months old, he doesn’t sleep soundly at night, he usually wakes up 3 times a night, but in the morning sometimes he slept for a long time until 10.30 (usually 9:00 a.m. to wake up) and usually late in the evening sleeps again but only briefly.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Sleep is one of the important moments, because even though we are sleeping, the processes that occur in our bodies are still running. Among them is the growth process. But in babies, the sleep pattern is not like in adults, where in adults it is only about 7-9 hours a night, in babies it can reach dozens of hours a day.
More specifically, a baby's sleep patterns can be explained in each month's age range. For example, in a newborn, the total sleep per day is approximately 16 hours divided into minutes to hours at a time. Until the age of 3 months, the time needed is still more or less the same, which is about 16 hours, the difference is that babies have started to know which ones are day and which are night so that the time to sleep at night will tend to be more than their naps. Until the age of 6 months, the average sleep needed by babies is 'only' 14 hours a day, with the portion of sleep that is getting more and more at night.
But of course, this is not a statute. There may be variations between babies, where your baby may need more or less sleep, with different portions of the day and night. So because of differences in sleep patterns in babies, what you have to pay attention to is overall, whether or not the hours of sleep are lacking.
If your baby wakes up at night but 'replaces' his sleep by sleeping longer during the day, then this is often normal. In addition, pay attention to what your child does when he wakes up, whether he looks sick, disturbed, has a fever, coughs or just wakes up because he is hungry. Because if your child wakes up and you find that he has a fever, surely something is wrong. Furthermore, pay attention to the overall nutrition of your child, whether he is still hungry to eat, is still active and his development and weight gain are still age-appropriate. If so, then there shouldn't be a cause for concern about differences in sleep patterns.
Even so, if you are still anxious, do not hesitate to have your child checked by a pediatrician for a more in-depth examination to see if there are certain disorders in your child. Add your insights by clicking on the following link to read our articles about Sleeping in Babies and Sleeping Hours for Babies. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa