My Newborn Gets Startled While Sleeping

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Is Your Baby’s Startle Reflex Keeping Them From Sleeping Properly?

You may notice your baby’s startle reflex when you’re trying to put them down to sleep. Leaning over to lay them down may give your baby the sensation of falling. It can wake your baby even if they’re sleeping soundly. If your baby’s Moro reflex is keeping them from sleeping properly, try these tips:

Why Does My Baby Startle Awake But Not Fall Asleep?

If your baby isn’t really falling, you may wonder why he even startles awake. Even though it may cause you to hit the nighttime routine circuit again, the Moro reflex is a very good thing for a baby to have. In fact, it is a sign of healthy nervous system.

How Do I Get My Baby To Go To Sleep?

Now, to get them to sleep use the 5 s’s. Swaddle the baby, hold the baby on their side and sway as they suck on something (paci, your knuckle or their finger/thumb) and make a shush noise. This will calm your baby. When the baby is calm, but not asleep yet, keeping them swaddled lay them in the bed.

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Why Won’t My Baby Sleep On Her Back?

Much more likely is that your baby just doesn’t feel as secure on her back. If that’s the case, there are a few tricks you can try to encourage back-sleeping, including swaddling your baby and rocking her to sleep. Just skip the sleep positioner, and stick with a consistent routine.

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