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The first four months of a baby's life are very important to get the little one to acquire good sleep habits. At this stage, the baby needs, in addition to affection and care, sleep and be fed; It's that simple. His sleep is as irregular as his diet, so he needs to be educated.
Every father or mother has an opinion about how to deal with the subject of sleep with their baby, but few know that this matter can be agreed upon from when the baby is still in the womb. In the mother's womb, a seven-month-old baby already responds to stimuli that come from outside, that is, to lights, noises, songs and caresses. It is important, at this stage, for mothers to observe what calms their baby and guide their sleep according to their hours of rest, singing a lullaby, talking to him or doing a belly rub, etc.
The sleeping habits of the baby in the mother's womb must be transferred outside after birth. Says the doctor Eduard Estivill in his latest book and in an exclusive interview on our site. The baby is awake for about 20-30 minutes in the womb and then spontaneously falls asleep. When the baby is born, it is advisable to take advantage of the time that the little one is nursing to keep him awake with small caresses or talking to him. Thus, the child can be made to associate being awake with food.
After eating, it is advisable to hold it for about 10-15 minutes in your arms and sit up so that it removes the air that has been swallowed and avoid colic. Then it should be changed and put in the crib again, always awake. If done like this, the baby will learn to sleep from day one, or rather, he will not unlearn what he already does in his mother's belly in a natural way. The baby falls asleep only while it is still in its mother's womb.
A newborn baby sleeps an average of 17 hours a day, in 6 or 7 different periods and when he is tired. How do you know? Well observing signs such as restlessness, yawning, loss of interest in the game or a 'lost' look. Mothers also need to be aware that babies pick up not only outside noises and lights, but also their mood, both during pregnancy and after delivery. What means that a mother who feels insecure or nervous about putting her baby to sleep will be transmitting all this anxiety to her little one, making it more difficult for her to fall asleep. Something to keep in mind, right?
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