My baby cries all night. What can I do?
Think about how often he is actually awake. Babies typically wake about 2 to 6 times, but often do not know how to return to sleep without some help. Often, they need what they had at bedtime when they fell asleep initially. If you believe your little one is waking and crying excessively, be sure to check with your health care provider to make sure that there is nothing physically bothering him that might be disrupting his sleep. If your health provider says he is healthy, consider helping him learn to fall asleep at bedtime on his own. Babies sometimes cry at bedtime and after natural night wakings because they are tired and don’t know how to fall asleep.
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