Another thing you might want to take a look at is how many naps your baby is taking during the day. Are you playing with your baby enough, stimulating them and helping them to discover new things every day? If not, they might be cranky about going to bed each night simply because they are not tired enough. If this is the case, you need to change your habits immediately to help your baby sleep better tonight.
Depending on the age of your baby, naps shouldn’t be very long. Newborn babies can take naps that are a few hours long at one time, while babies that are a few months old should only be napping for a half an hour. If you are letting your baby sleep as long as he or she wants during the day, you’re setting yourself up for problems that night. If you think about it, you’ll realize that even adults can’t sleep well at night if they’ve taken a long nap during the day. So apply the same rule to your little one and it will make a world of difference.
A change of location during the day is a great thing for babies too. Take your little one outside for a walk in the stroller, over to a friend’s house or to the store. This will help to break up their day and allow them to see new things. Babies need constant stimulation and if you give it to them, it will tire them out and help them sleep at night. But best of all, the fussiness they once had about going to bed will become a thing of the past!
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Chase Winters provides tips and techniques for those wishing to help their baby sleep through the night. For more tips please visit http://www.baby-sleeping-tips.com.