My baby will only sleep after 2am
by Suganya Shankar
(Erode,Tamil Nadu, India)
Question: My baby is 5 months old now. He is not sleeping till 2 AM. How to make his sleep to 11 PM Thanks, Suganya Shankar
Heidi's Answer: Hi Suganya, A possible cause is that your son is over-tired by the time you put him to bed. This may seem a bit odd but it's a fact that being over-tired makes it more difficult for a baby to settle for sleep. It is not always easy to recognize this being "too tired to sleep". Most babies, when over-tired, do not even seem tired but on the contrary become more active and energetic ... or cranky and difficult to comfort.
So the first thing to try is to start putting him to bed at least an hour earlier than you are doing now. Also, do try to have him take 2 or 3 regular naps nicely spread during the day. This will help him get enough sleep, which again make it easier to settle.
I also advise you to download my e-book "Baby Sleep Essentials". It covers the essential basics to help your baby sleep well and includes topics like a sleep schedule and bedtime routine. These, and the links from there, will also guide you further.
Good luck, take care,
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