When babies are first born their days and nights are all mixed up and it takes some time to get them adjusted to a normal schedule. As a new parent I know you are exhausted and desperately need sleep, preferably at night. Are you wondering how to get a baby to sleep at night? Your baby… you know, the one that is wide awake and crying for attention at all hours during the night?
It’s frustrating when everything you seem to try doesn’t work. You just can’t give up! If what you’re doing isn’t working, then you have to try something new. Keep trying until eventually something does work. You owe that to yourself and to your baby. Just remember that nothing will be a miracle and work overnight. You have to try things for at least a few days to a week to see if it has any impact.
Focus on Getting a Good Routine
Truly, the best thing I believe you can do is to get them on a regular routine and to help guide them on when they should be sleeping and when they should be awake and playing. They don’t know any better so you have to teach them! You have to be consistent and get their bodies adjusted to a schedule that works for you both.
As I said, it’s not going to happen in a day, but by being consistent and having structure in place, your little one will get the hang of it and you will get the precious sleep you need and deserve. For more information on getting a routine in place, read my page called Eat/Play/Sleep.