Are you having trouble getting your newborn to fall asleep? Don’t fret as most parents acknowledge that taking care of a baby isn’t an easy feat to do. But if you do find your baby’s sleep issue worsening, you might be handling an overtired baby.
Your baby can become overtired if he missed the essential sleep period his body requires. Your baby will also face difficulty in relaxing and calming down due to a triggered stress response system of his body. This results in the flow of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, in your baby’s bloodstream and makes it harder for your baby to fall asleep.
Your baby might experience further overtiredness due to it becoming a repeating occurrence. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent this problem from happening if you can identify the signs of an overtired baby as soon as it manifest.
To help you figure it out, have a look at this infographic showing the 12 signs of an overtired baby made by Nurture Parenting, the baby sleep training specialist based in Australia.
Infographic Source: https://nurtureparenting.com.au/signs-overtired-baby/