Why is baby fussy at night?

 

Do you find that your baby is a bit fussier at night? There are several reasons why your baby may be fussier at night, here are some reasons and possible remedies to help you both get some rest.

1. Overtired 

To help avoid having an overtired baby make sure they are getting enough naps in during the day and start your bedtime routine about an hour before you want your baby asleep. If you don’t already have one establish a bedtime routine, it can make a world of difference. Some ways to get baby ready for bed include dimming the lights, night feeding and a warm bath. Our Sweet Slumber lines great for the night time bath and is designed to naturally soothe your child and help them sleep.

2. Colic

Colic is often identified by the rule of 3’s: begins within the first 3 weeks of life, lasts at least 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week for at least 3 weeks. Our gripe water is a gentle and effective way to treat colic in babies. Massage has also been shown to help ease baby’s discomfort.

3. Gas

If your baby is fussy, squirmy and keeps pulling his or her legs up they may be experiencing gas pains. You can try to ease their gas pain by laying them on their backs and moving their legs and hips in a bicycle motion to try to break the gas bubbles up so they can pass them. A warm bath can help and our gripe water is a safe and natural remedy for baby gas relief.

4. Overstimulated

Try to avoid physical activity and loud animated verbal interactions with your baby in the 2-3 hours before bedtime.