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Hi mommies. Does baby teething process effects on baby sleep? My baby gums are hard. i guess about to emerge teeth in some days. She used to sleep for around 8 hrs in night. in between she used to take feed 2 times. nowadays since one week there is a sudden decrease in her sleep.. sleeps only around 6 hours in night. in day also she doesnt sleep much



Sheeba Vijesh

ruqaiya please help...

Gurmeetkaur Matharu

I asked to my elders and they said baby teething does not effect on sleep. as baby grow up she started learning n seeing things. so they want to look around all the things. my baby sleeps only 2 hours in 24 hours. she completes her 4 month on 2 april. now she sleeps for 6 hours in night n 2 hours in day. so its normal. and teething, there are so many product for  easy teething.

manvi bhandari

Gurmeetkaur Matharu.. yes using things for easy teething. but there is a sudden decrease in her sleep. so i wondered if that can be the reason. as i have read in many articles on net that baby of this ages sleeps more than 12 hrs total in 24 hrs. my baby hardly sleeps 7-8  hrs in total including day nd night

Sheeba Vijesh

hi manvi, read this super helpful post by Sangeetha Karuna http://app.babychakra.com/feedpost/4871
also, for sleep issues, Ruqaiya can help you out, I have tagged her. Babies lose sleep over many reasons. As a mother, you will have to train yourself to understand what they are trying to communicate. Takes a little practise, but you will learn. 😊

manvi bhandari

thanks for the link Sheeba Vijesh.. The artice was basically for 4 th month sleep change. but yes Through article it seems like baby sleep patters keep on varying from month to month. So might be its a new change in my baby sleep now😊 Thanks for the info.

ruqaiya khan

dear Manvi , ur baby is 9 month old right . i am guessing is.breastfed . as much.as we think milestones effect sleep they dont effect sleep that much . how many hr does baby sleep during day . also wat is the night bed time . she is growing up and needs to get more sleep 8 hrs is not enuf for her . atleast 10 . if she has fever , cold.that cud disturb.her sleep  but not reduce the hrs . wen ever she wakes up I want u to encourage her to go back to sleep . increase her sleep hrs its imp for growth for babies

ruqaiya khan

thanx Sheeba Vijesh, Babychakra , and other momstars  for tagging me , so much goes on without u tagging me I wud miss many questions .

Sheeba Vijesh

my pleasure ruqaiya, we are lucky that we have you here... 😊

manvi bhandari

ruqaiya .. yes she is 9 months old. she is on breastfeed and semi solid feed. before bed time i give her formula milk as well. during day generally she sleeps two times.. but not more than half hour each time. a week back she used to sleep in night between 10 to 11 nd wakes up in mng around 8.. used to take one feed in night and scnd feed in mng around 6-7 .. but since one week.. hardly sleeps during day.. just feed lete lete sleeps in my lap only and when i put her on bed she wakes up .. in night also sleeps around 12 nd wakes up @6- 6:30 . she is not having fever or cold. she is active also

ruqaiya khan

Dear Manvi , U have been.doing a good job monitoring.her sleep times.the times are perfect according to me . good thing u started solids .Now lets work on the stuff thats not working
Babies are very much accustom to waking up early as they get older , thus she wakes up at
6 -7 in morning . is the bedroom dark enuf so.she.doesnt know.its morning .
also the bedtime 12 is a dangerous time . I want u to put her early to.bed at 8 or 9 . we have this misconception that if we put baby to.sleep.late at night they will.sleep longer but it makes them hard to fall asleep . giving formula before bed is fine . u can drop the night.feeding also 9 months can sleep without.milk . reduce the amount u give when.she wakes up .or dilute it with water . soo her sleep time sud be 8 in night to 8 or 7 in morning .

manvi bhandari

sure vl try this. Yes the room is dark enough. At present i used to put her on bed at 10.. firstly she sleeps .. now she doesnt.. she simply wants to play at that time also. for night feeding even i wanted to stop. but she usually wakes up nd staarted crying if not feed her..

manvi bhandari

ruqaiya Also since starting when she was newborn.. her sleep duration was less in comparison to other babies i guess. bcs people used to say me ki newborn sleeps for 18 hrs , thn slowly slowly as she grows they used to say her age babies sleeps 15+ hrs nd so on. but srsly i feel very bad that y she doesnt sleep much then . once i have even talk to her pedi. he told babies are different. no need to worry. Actually her birth weight was less 1.5 kg. now she is 6 kg. so looks lean as per her age but very much active and good in milestones. people used to say jayada nhn soyegi to health nhn banegi.. is it true or a myth?? 

ruqaiya khan

dear Manvi , ok thanx for mentioning the weight . As ur.babies weight is less it shows y she wakes up at night . In ur case u can fed her at night twice if.that feels.comfortable . every baby is differnt from another and she might be more active soo sleeps less.
sleeping more does effect the growth.since growth hormones are released wen we sleep .soo sleeping will.help.her increase.her weight .
But right now wat u need to do.is set a good bed time .if it is 8 at night out her to.bed and let her lie in her bed but dont let her play . soon she.will.understand ok its no play time mom wants me to sleep . after 4 or 5 days she will.fall asleep.at 8 . also in morning if she wakes up early.let her play in.her bed but dont pick her up from the.bed. practice this amd soon her sleep hrs will increase . if u.make the night time boring.she will.resist the temptation to wake up . make the lights dim , reduce the sound of tv and as its summer on the cooler.she can sleep.more jus she is a little adventurous .

manvi bhandari

thank u so much ruqaiya .. sure vl try for these tips. some i have already trief also actually nd i faced this problem with her ki use feed karva karvakar sulana padta hai. whenever i put her on bed either in day time or night. she doesnt want to be in lying position. always sits up or else started crawling on bed. is vajah se use akela bed par bhi nhn chod sakte.. kahin bhi bhagne lagti hai😝 Also one more thing that is it good or not to allow her to sleep in my lap during day. bcs lap mai woh atlst soti hai feed lete lete.. then when i put her on bed she wakes up. sometimes to make her sleep i simply keep her in my lap only taki woh thoda to soye. so it is good to do this or not?

Gurmeetkaur Matharu

ruqaiya, i am facimg the same problem. she doesn't  want to sleep in bed. and in night as ahe wake up, ahe need brest feeding. she is only 4 month old. my in laws give her fruits. they hold the fruit in hand and then squish the juice in her mouth. after this taste, she dont want to drink my milk. am worried. what should i do?

manvi bhandari

Gurmeetkaur Matharu pls dont give any fruit juice before 6 months. you can convince ur inlaws by saying doc doesnt allow for food before 6 months, not even water. try to convince them like Breast feeding is more imp for baby at this age

ruqaiya khan

dear Manvi , try to practice putting her in her bed and not lap.coz then.that will.be the only place she wud want to sleep . even.if somedays she.will struggle but later on she.will soon sleep with enuf practice .

manvi bhandari

Thank u so much ruqaiya

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