sleep at night

What do I do if my baby wakes up at night?

This is one of the favorite themes and we cover daily in Zzleep My Baby, what happens in the night is a different, private, and personal story in the families of the world. We know that approximately 8 out of 10 families suffer from trouble sleeping with their little ones, including sleeping with them, continuous awakenings, long and heavy battles to get them to sleep at the right time, in addition to raising this and adding it to the problem it poses for the couple, half of these couples endure these early years of parents, but many unfortunately end up in separation.

Today Zzleep My Baby wants to give you some recommendations to know what to do when babies wake up at night below a table with tips and averages of waking up by age.

AgeType of awakeningsRecommendationTips
NewbornBreastfeedFeeding the baby in every awakeningSet hours-A baby does not need to eat every hour.
Wet NappyChange only if it’s too wetBuy extra-absorbent Nappies
GasesIt must be ensured that digestion has occurred at least 30 minutes after eatingNo feeding before bed
Cold/HeatProper and comfortable clothingOne more garment than the adult
1 yearWaterOffer drinks over dinner
Establish a place where the child can grab the water alone
DummyRemoving it when losing it becomes awakeningDelete it as it is not helping anymore.
BreastfeedRemove night shotsSet schedules and routines
Frio/CalorProper and comfortable clothingOne more garment than the adult
Turns/stands up.At first help him lie down again.Not taking much importance is a stage that happens soon-ceases to be novelty.
2 onwardsFearLimiting technologyExplain fear with simple words and strengthen security
Attachment to a FatherAlternate care between the two potatoesApply the same rules
Comes to the Parents’ BedGo back to your bed and not admitAwards or Consequences 
HugsHug before SleepPart of the routine and clarify that the next one is until the next day.


If you have any more questions or any reason that are not on this list, you can contact us

About the author

Liliana Amaro

Liliana Amaro

International Children Sleep Coach
(Breastfeeding Advisor, Child Massage Instructor, Baby Sign Language Instructor)

I’m Liliana Amaro the founder of Zzleep My Baby and certified as Child & Baby Sleep Consultant, Brisbane based; but currently servicing Internationally covering many regions in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia. Zzleep my baby was established to provide support to parents with newborn babies, infants, toddlers, twins and kids under 10 who struggle to sleep at night.

Born in México City, Mother of three Zelda, Inka and León. My journey as Baby Sleep Consultant began with the arrival of my first daughter Zelda, as a first-time mum was excited for her arrival, but of course never researched about infant sleep routines. When she was born, I dedicated myself to care for her day and night, without any experience or help got a general advice from the hospital and I began to wake up and feed my daughter every three hours even when she was asleep, I did this for months. My exhaustion and tiredness were extreme, as a result, Zelda got into the habit of waking several times during the night and as she grew up the night wakings were much more frequent, also it was not possible for her to sleep or resettle without being rocked or fed; more months passed, and I began to suffer extreme sleep deprivation. I used to work full time as an Architect, and it was extremely hard to keep my concentration and complete my tasks while being so tired.

One day sitting at my desk exhausted and almost in tears, I decided to end this situation. I researched for help finding a Sleep Consultant expert that since that moment changed my life forever. Whit her methodology I learned different sleep gentle techniques. We applied the most suited method and followed a sleep routine and plan as close as we could and in less than two weeks, we all were sleeping, Zelda learned to sleep on her own and self-settle.

In March 2015 I completed my certification by learning the techniques and methodologies created by the Coach that helped me, since then I have been fortunate to help several families in many parts of the world (Australia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon etc.) with newborns, twins, babies, and children up to 5 years old sleep alone and throughout the night. Within the skills as a sleep consultant, we can help a baby to leave the pacifier, avoid continuous awakenings, resetting naps, sleep time without

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