Whoever created this “saying” must have never had babies, or were the luckiest parents ever. Studies have showed that most babies do not get a full night of sleep, waking up during the night for feeding, cuddling and urinating.
How is it any different than adults? Well, we all wake up in the middle of the night for the same reasons, the only difference: we do not start crying once we open our eyes, right?
Statistics show a new record number of babies born last year. The increasing number also reveals that many new parents may struggle with a newborn sleeping pattern. But what can be considered normal and what should be consider a sleeping problem for babies?
Researchers say only 16% slept through the night at six months old, with 84% waking up at least one time. In addition, 17% woke more than once per night and 5% woke once every single night. The most impressive number: 50% woke occasionally.
So, babies do not tend to sleep through the night, but can parents still do? That might take a little family planning. Taking turns watching the baby is very important for couples, as lack of sleep may cause stress, fatigue and concentration problems.
Some natural supplements may help you and your babies to sleep better. Homeopathic products are safe to be taken by babies. A natural energy booster could be a nice helper for parents experiencing sleepless nights, as you still have to work and do your daily tasks despite the lack of rest.