As a rule, most babies by the year are already sound asleep at night, easily maintaining an interval of 6-7 hours without food. But if your little one is waking up, some tips can help solve this problem and ensure a sweet sleep for the whole family.
A deep night's sleep on an empty stomach is certainly impossible. So try to feed your baby well before bed. Nutritious baby milk porridge made from cereals - rice, buckwheat or oatmeal - is best suited for this. Don't worry that these foods can be hard on your baby, as some pediatricians say. There come times when the peaceful sleep of children, parents, grandparents becomes more important than this. Later, in a year and a half or two, when the sleep hours are normalized, you can easily adjust the child's diet and its calorie content by changing the evening porridge for a vegetable dish.
Before going to bed, prepare a bottle of plain drinking water to help soothe your baby if the night's awakening does occur. At the same time, it is not recommended to give a child to drink with sweet juice or compote. They can only increase the thirst. If your baby recognizes the dummy, you should not give it up at the same time as the mother tries to wean the baby from night feeding a year.
Quite often, young mothers confuse hungry night crying with crying when the child is worried about something: a tummy hurts, a wet barrel, something dreamed, teething, or the baby is just hot. Sometimes, in order to calm down, the baby just needs to hear the tender mother's voice and feel the touch of her hands. Therefore, before feeding at night, find out if all the reasons for concern have been eliminated.
If the baby is used to eating regularly at night, it will not be possible to quickly change the situation. This is due to the fact that the child's body is used to receiving food with sufficient regularity, and at certain hours, gastric juice begins to be secreted in his stomach, which is the reason for awakening. Most likely, it will take the mother several months to "delay" the feeding hours into the morning. Use plain water to calm your baby.
If all attempts are in vain, consider whether it is too early for the baby to be deprived of the night feed. Perhaps the mother should be patient a little longer, to supplement with breastfeeding or milk formula at the right time. Indeed, very often children themselves stop waking up at night and begin to sleep soundly to the delight of all household members.