Is your baby waking up crying? Here’s everything you need to do to ensure your toddler gets a sound sleep.
Making a baby go to sleep is already a daunting task, and if your child wakes up in the night crying, that becomes a nightmare for many. Even the best of sleepers can start having problems suddenly.
There is not a certain reason to why babies cry when they wake up, but it is perfectly normal for them to cry between sleep cycles. Well, stop worrying so much and read some of the suggestions we have that can help you every day.
After babies reach the age of 6 months, separation anxiety creeps in. Stress can cause your child to wake up crying more than once in the night, and all they need is a hug from their mother or father.
However, the number one reason for your baby waking up crying is an illness. If your baby is waking up every night and the sleep is erratic, it is recommended that you go and see a Pediatrician. Common illnesses like fever, throat pain or ear pain may be causing your baby to be uncomfortable. You can know about the fever, but there are fewer chances that you might know about throat pain or ear pain in general.
Another reason is hunger. The need to eat and they wake up in middle of their sleep (well, hunger makes all do things right?) You will have to ensure that your baby has his tummy full before you make him/her sleep. You will need some time to figure out your child’s eating habits so that you can judge whether he/she is hungry or not.
Additionally, the baby might wake up from a wet diaper or may be because he/she is feeling too hot or cold. Checking the diapers is the first thing you should do if your baby wakes up.
Other reasons might include-
- Sleep association can cause your baby to wake up like falling out of the pacifier from his/her mouth.
- Lack of comfortable crib mattress which should be firm and should fill up all the gaps in the crib.
- Babies have shorter sleep cycles that are why they might wake up crying. Try to lull them back to sleeping by pacifying them or holding them and walking.
- Many babies might even wake up crying after a marathon nap, but that is just they need more time to sleep.
So at the end, I would say there can be different reasons that your baby wakes up crying, You need just to figure out the one for your baby and put him (or her) back to sleep.