What to Do When Your Baby Wakes Up at 4am
We have all been there; the dreaded 4am wakeup call from your baby which can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But don’t despair, here are a few tips that can help you cope when your little one’s internal clock decides to go off:
1. Stay Calm
The most important thing is to stay calm and be patient. Babies can sense when you are getting frustrated. Focus on reassuring your baby that everything is okay and try to keep your tones soft and consistent.
2. See if They Need a Feed
It may be that your baby is hungry, so it’s a good idea to offer them a feed. However if they are usually well fed and tend to wake at resting times, or if they do not seem to show any signs of hunger, it’s best to try something else.
3. Provide Some Comfort
Your baby is probably feeling tired and overwhelmed. Try to provide some comfort with a snuggle or by gently singing a soothing lullaby. This can help to lull them back into a deep sleep.
4. Turn On a Light
If nothing seems to be working, turning on a dim light can help to keep your baby awake. The light signals to your baby that it is a time to be awake, and this can help to resynchronise their body clock.
5. Take a Break
It can be helpful to step away from the situation for a few minutes. This can help you to reset and focus on providing your baby with the reassurance and comfort they need.
Overall, there don’t have to be sleepless nights when your baby wakes up at 4am. With a few simple tips, you can help to manage the situation and get back to a peaceful sleep.
Good luck and sweet dreams!