First of all, it’s necessary to understand there are some things you can’t control about your baby’s sleeping habits.

It’s normal for babies to wake in the night because they need to eat every few hours to sustain their life. As they gain weight, he or she will naturally go longer between feedings. It’s quite common for babies to wake for feeding for the first three to six months. Also, it’s important to note that when babies sleep at night for five hours, it is considered to be sleeping through the night.

There are some things you can do that will encourage better sleep at night. For instance, you can play more active games throughout the day and engage in quieter activities near bedtime. You should also establish and evening routine that helps them wind-down and signals sleep at the end of the day. In many cases, it helps to bathe your child to calm them down before bedtime, and it may also help to rock them, read, play quiet music, and feed him or her shortly before bed.