Baby Fights Sleep Every Time
There are 3 primary reasons why most babies fight sleep at bedtime and nap time:
- Baby is overtired
- Baby isn’t tired enough for sleep
- Baby is going through separation anxiety
How To Stop My Baby From Fighting Sleep?
Solutions for Sleep Fighting. Once you understand why you have a baby fighting sleep, it is possible to take care of these situations and stop sleep fighting all together. The separation anxiety can be eliminated by performing a gradual separation technique at bedtime. Place the infant in his bed and leave the room.
When Will My Baby Stop Fighting Sleep?
In general, you should wait until your baby is around 4 to 5 months old since this is the age where most are capable of sleeping fully through the night. Sometimes, a baby is fighting sleep because they are too little to be sleep trained and cannot yet regulate their schedule as much as a parent would like.
When Do Babies Stop Fighting Sleep?
Many babies fight sleep because they are unable to stay asleep during light sleep. Unlike adults, babies sleep in 45 minute sleep cycles and can take up to 20 minutes to reach deep sleep. So if your baby wakes 5-20 minutes after you lay him down, it’s simply because he couldn’t stay asleep during light sleep.