Have a baby, they said. It’ll be fun they said. Well… it often is fun, but much of the time it’s walking through darkened hallways in the dead of night to settle that adorable, upset infant you brought home!
Let’s go back to basics and run through some of the main reasons why your baby is keeping you up at night:
7. Because they're hungry
Sometimes babies are just really hungry, and wake up for a feed. Prior to six months, babies really do need all the hungry help they can get and should be fed on demand. Experts say, however, that after six months, you can safely consider phasing out night feeds, which may ultimately lead to less waking-up. Talk to your maternal child health nurse or doctor, if you're keen to make a plan to cut out night feeding.