Healthy Baby Sleep rules

Healthy Baby Sleep: Basic Rules Healthy baby sleep Fundamental rules As with adults, for toddlers, sleep is a great way to process all the information the brain receives in a day. How much sleep do children need, and what does lack of sleep lead to at a young age? How much do children need to sleep The need for sleep varies with age. Newborns sleep about 20 hours a day, children from 2 to 4 years old - about 16 hours, 4-5 year olds should be provided 13 hours of sleep, children 6-7 years old should sleep 12 hours, and adolescents need 9 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, in our time, not only parents who are busy with their careers and households, but also their children do not get enough sleep. According to statistics, about 5 percent of children are now sleep deprived as much as 1.5-2 hours a day, starting from toddler age. Why do children lack sleep Often the reason for lack of sleep is that not only mom and dad believe that proper sleep is not importa

how to do swaddling

                  how to do swaddling                                   
Swaddling involves wrapping the baby in a blanket to limit movement. This enveloping sensation is reminiscent of life in the mother's womb. It secures and calms the baby, which will decrease his crying. Swaddling is also often used for premature or sick babies because of its calming and reassuring effect. But even a healthy baby can benefit from the comfort this practice provides.

Swaddling a baby may also help him fall asleep more easily and make him sleep longer. This could be explained by the fact that swaddling prevents the startles that often occur while babies sleep and wake them up.

When to swaddle it?

Swaddling is generally used when a baby needs to be calmed down because he is in a crisis, irritated, or very agitated. You must first verify that the discomfort is not due to hunger, a wet diaper, physical pain (eg: sore buttocks) or an infection (eg: fever). If not, you can swaddle him for comfort.

If he is well, the baby can be swaddled several times a day if necessary. There isn't much of a rule about how many times a baby can be swaddled in a day, as long as he looks okay.

Precautions to be taken
Most babies like to be swaddled, but if your baby doesn't seem to like the practice, don't push it.
It is very important to avoid swaddling the baby too tightly in the blanket. This could put too much pressure on the lungs and increase the frequency of respiratory infections. Make sure you can put your hand between his blanket and his chest. Also, make sure your swaddled baby can still move their legs in the blanket. A wrap that is too tight on the legs could cause hip problems.

Swaddling can also cause a baby's body temperature to rise, a factor associated with sudden infant death syndrome. For safety, it is best to use a lightweight fabric and make sure your swaddled baby is not warm. In addition, it is important to never lay your baby on his stomach, especially if he is swaddled. The risk of sudden infant death is 12 times greater when lying down. Finally, swaddling is no longer recommended after 2 months because your baby is moving more and more likely to roll onto his tummy on his own.


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