Avoid poor nights due to common infant sleep problems. The doable
sleeping tips in this section will help you tackle teething, relieve a
cold, avoid wet diaper wake-ups, deal with night terrors, separation
anxiety, acid reflux, colic, gas, etc.
How many of us
have not, after
yet another sleepless night, felt a bit angrywith
our child. We know she cannot help it, and she certainly does not
want to bug us.
But still we may have a hard
time being all cuddly and sweet to her. And that can make us feel
Awful as these feelings may seem towards a tiny helpless infant, they are
in fact absolutely
normal and acceptable. Most of it comes from your own exhaustion.
we are tired, the first thing to change is our mood. It becomes much
more difficult to be cheerful and happy. That is also the first outcome
of research on sleep deprivation effects.
So, it is OK to feel like that. No need to feel guilty
about it. And also ...
No need to take it personal, she is not trying to hurt you.
A little experiment
you might try is to put yourself in
Imagine how she feels and why she feels like that. Then, in stead of fighting over it, you
can deal with the issue together.
get mild colds from time to
time: usually a lightly
congested or runny nose.
A few simple cold tips can
keep her as comfortable
as possible and keep sleeping well also during a cold.
And at the same time we
prepare the right mindset for dry nights later on.
anxiety is an important development phase.
when your little one learns that she is an individual person and takes the first steps towards
In the mean time, the fear of losing you is very real and may make it
difficult for her to settle well and make it through the night independently.
Use these separation anxiety techniques to guide your child
through this phase successfully ... and with a minimum of tears and night awakenings.
There are many
different opinions about if and how young babies dream,
and whether they can have nightmares or night terrors. The fact is that
something dreamlike can cause
your little one to wake up at night.