How can I help my baby sleep through the night?
We know that all babies wake naturally during the night about two to six times. The important thing to think about isn’t necessarily why they are waking up, but more why they cannot get back to sleep on their own. Babies typically need what they had at bedtime when they initially fell asleep in order to return to sleep during the night after those natural night wakings. That said, if you rocked or fed your baby to sleep at bedtime, that is more than likely what you’ll need to do in the middle of the night when she wakes and needs some help to get back to sleep. Helping your baby learn to fall asleep on her own at bedtime so when she wakes up in the middle of the night she can go back to sleep on her own.About Dr. Jodi Mindell