IF you’re a parent, it’s likely that you’ve had some rough nights recently as your kids are once again adjusting to their routines after the festive period.
This is new online calculator can be the perfect tool to help your child get back into the habit.
Sleep experts at Babysense explains that babies don’t develop circadian rhythms until they’re three to four months old.
Therefore, it is unlikely that your baby has yet to settle into the routine.
The circadian rhythm is the natural internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.
Most babies will sleep longer than awake, which is essential for their health and growth during the first few months of life.
The computer will ask for a variety of details to help you work out the ideal sleep schedule for your baby.
First, you’ll be asked the age of your child and can choose anything between six months and four years old.
Next, you will be asked what time your child usually wakes up in the morning and how many times they wake up during the night.
You will also be asked how long it takes for your child to fall back to sleep after they wake up at night.
Once you have answered those four questions, all you need to do is click the ‘calculate’ button.
You will then get results showing how long your child actually slept each night and how many hours you lost sleep.
For example, a 6-month-old baby who wakes up at 6:30 a.m., wakes up 4 times during the night, and takes 15 minutes to fall back asleep will sleep about 11 hours a night, according to the calculator.
The algorithm then looks at the ideal times when your baby needs to be fed and napped during the day for the best sleep possible.
For this particular case, experts recommend that your child’s first meal be at 8:30 a.m.
Then solids at 10:30 a.m. followed by solids at 12:30 a.m.
Experts recommend that you start your bedtime routine and get your baby comfortable by 6:30pm.
The experts added: “In the blink of an eye, your precious baby has grown.
“While they are growing, we need to remind ourselves that their sleep needs to change too.
“It can take some time for parents to adjust to their child’s sleep habits and learn how to help ensure that their child gets enough sleep.”
They say it’s natural to question normal sleep habits, what changes are likely, and the typical schedule or daily routine that parents should follow or encourage based on the child’s age. little.
They continue: “Parenting is the most rewarding yet the most challenging task, and sleep problems only add to the stress.”
“We know that the age-appropriate guidelines provided will not only reassure parents, but also provide them with tips for creating the perfect sleep routine for their child, allowing every who gets a good night’s sleep.”
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