Sunday, April 30, 2023

The reasons for the infant's lack of sleep and the beginning of its regularity in the eighth month

Lack of sleep of the infant in the eighth month:

When the child reaches the eighth month of age, he usually begins to sleep regularly. Most children in this age group sleep from 11 to 12 hours a day, continuously. However, there are many children who suffer from intermittent sleep during this period, whether at night or during the day, and there are reasons for the lack of sleep of the child at this age. Among these reasons are the following:

  • The child feels colic and intestinal cramps while sleeping. It is assumed that in this age group, the child's feeling of colic decreases. However, some children continue to feel colic and have frequent awakenings because of this. Therefore, it is important for the mother to provide special care for the child.
  • Not changing diapers and getting them wet causes discomfort to the child during sleep. So the baby wakes up more often.
  • Heartburn and pain due to gastric juice reflux to the beginning of the esophagus causes distress to the child and sudden pain during sleep.
  • The rise in the temperature of the child also causes lack of sleep and frequent awakening.