Little Paul is crying in his bed and this is the third time Olivia, his mother, has woken up that night.
When will he finally sleep?
This question, all parents have asked themselves;
Sleep problems are one of the main reasons for consultation in pediatrics.
But what do we really mean by “sleep problem”?
During its first twelve months, it is quite normal for your baby to wake up every night, explains Évelyne Touchette, professor of psychoeducation at the University of Quebec and specialist in child sleep.
At this age, the brain is not yet mature enough to be able to link sleep cycles, as an adult could.
In addition, these cycles are short: about forty minutes, half as long as those of an adult.
So baby will wake up very regularly in the night.
The question being, for his parents: will he signal it by crying or going back to sleep on his own?
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