Millions of parents and caregivers want quick ways to get their babies to sleep faster and make them sleep longer and better. This is because they know the importance of sleep to their baby’s well-being. They also recognize that sleep is important to their own health as well.
During sleep, the body rests and the brain recharges. Getting sufficient and restful sleep is very important for babies, kids, and adults to stay healthy and focused. When babies skimp on sleep, they become restless, easily sick, tired when awake, irritable, and disruptive during bedtime. Adults caregivers, and older siblings whose sleep get affected by the baby’s lack of sleep easily become distracted, disorientated, more prone to accidents, and sickness.
As expected, babies and toddlers need more sleep than older kids and adults. The American Sleep Association (ASA) a national organization “focused on improving public awareness about sleep disorders and sleep health and promoting sleep medicine research” recommends the following amount of sleep time based on an individual’s age:
1. Babies 0-12 months: 14 to 16 hours per day (including naps)
2. Toddlers: 12 to 14 hours per day (including naps)
3. Preschoolers: 11 to 13 hours per day
4. Kids 5 years and up: 9 to 10 hours per day
5. Adults: 7 to 8 hours per day
Unfortunately, most new parents hardly get more than 3-4 hours of uninterrupted sleep with a newborn around the house. Babies keep awake for variety of reasons including sickness, change in routine, uncomfortable temperature, uncomfortable clothing and change in routine.
Even though there is no magic wand to make your baby fall asleep in five seconds, Dr. K.L. Summers identifies several scientifically and fun ways to get your baby asleep within a short period of time in the book: Sleep Baby Sleep – The no-cry solution to get your baby sleeping now. http://amzn.to/1ed55Ns The solutions are easy to implement and can get your baby sleeping faster, longer, and peacefully.
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