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Advice about sleep

Advice about sleep

Our advice about sleep for babies in order to have good conditions for sleeping well.

Sleeping well...

Its benefits

Sleeping well is indispensable for the development of your baby.
It allows his brain growth to complete and his body to develop through the growth hormone that is mainly liberated during sleep. In addition it allows your child's immunity to be strengthened and, of course, recovery from the nervous fatigue accumulated during the day.
During the first few weeks' growth your child's internal clock is set up which is why you must not wake a sleeping child who will be wakened naturally by hunger.
You must respect baby's rhythm so that his sleep rhythm is set up naturally.
It is enough to observe the signs of fatigue in your child like yawns or eyelids closing for sleep so that he does not miss "the sleep train" and will not be obliged to wait for the next cycle.

The bedtime ritual

To sleep well a calm environment is primordial. Take care not to excite your baby too much before putting him to bed.
The bedtime ritual influences the quality of sleep just like calm and trust in the parents.
This ritual serves to warn your baby that the time for sleep has arrived, but most of all it reassures him and prepares him for sleep by soothing him. Also, to go to sleep, your child needs to feel safe: cuddles, kisses, cradle and security blanket can be a good aid to falling asleep.
Whatever the formula adopted, the important thing is to respect the habits of the ritual every evening so that your child does not lose his bearings.
Finally, the bedtime ritual must not exceed 15 minutes and must not be an occasion for your child to push back the time for beddy-byes.
In addition, you must take care that the child does not have the impression that you are getting rid of him in a hurry, because at bedtime the child needs to feel loved and protected. However, do not wait until he is asleep to leave the bedroom because your baby must learn to apprehend separations from the youngest age.

For a calm night:

  • Leave the door ajar.
  • Give the child a blanket or a piece of fabric impregnated with your scent, which will comfort him.
  • Install a night-light.
  • If your baby cries in the night calm him by talking to him and kissing him without taking him into your arms.
  • Choose an ambient temperature of 18 to 20°C in the bedroom.
  • Lay your child down on their back.

For babies from 0 to 4 months

A newborn sleeps an average of 19 hours per day in the first few weeks. This sleep is primordial for his development. Read more

For babies from 4 to 6 months

Since his first weeks the distribution of sleep has changed considerably. Your baby will now sleep 8 to 9 hours in succession during the night. With some exceptions, he no longer wakes for a bottle in the night. Read more

For babies from 6 to 8 months

Most babies at this age sleep easily for 9 or 10 hours or more at a stretch. Only some still wake in the night and do not want to go back to sleep... Read more

For babies from 8 to 12 months

At this age, going to sleep becomes more and more difficult. The child sleeps 13 hours on average between the naps in the day and his long night but they are now very excited in the evening at bedtime. Read more

For babies from 12 to 15 months

From one year old, children experience difficulties in finding sleep because the falling asleep phase becomes longer and longer: between 1/4 of an hour and 1 hour. Read more

The olders

At this age, periods of sleep are longer, but night waking is much less frequent... Read more