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10 Common Reasons Why Babies Don’t Sleep Through the Night

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9. New Developmental Skills

new developmental skill

Your baby has learned a new skill. He or she has recently mastered the art of crawling, kicking, rolling, sitting or standing and is probably excited to try it out — even during sleep.

An exciting new skill could inspire him or her to wake up at night and practice it. This can prevent your child from sleeping through the night.


Give your baby some practice time for newly acquired skills during the day. If he or she has just mastered sitting up, teach them how to lie down again.

If he or she sleeps on his or her back, they often roll from back to front even before they learn to roll from front to back or vice versa.

As a result, a child will often cry out in the night for parents’ help because they are stuck in a position and do not know how to get out of it.

As your baby masters the new skill, he or she will enjoy sleeping more peacefully.


10. Not Getting Sunlight

not getting enough sunlight

Exposure to light during the day and darkness during the night also helps babies set their circadian rhythms and sleep more at night. Getting fresh air and sunlight is beneficial for babies and helps them sleep properly.


According to a 2004 study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, 6- to 12-week-old infants who were exposed to more light during the early afternoon slept well at night.

Moreover, sunlight is essential for producing vitamin D, which is vital for proper growth and development.

Expose your baby to significantly more light in the early morning and afternoon periods. Also, keep your baby away from artificial lights before and during bedtime.


10 Common Reasons Why Babies Don’t Sleep Through the Night was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies

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