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Sleep agitated, I take it in my arms?

Sleep agitated, I take it in my arms?


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In her sleep, your little baby's arms move, her mouth opens and closes, her eyelids blink ... a call to take him in your arms? No, he dreams only of sleeping!

  • Your birth has tired you, your baby too ... he needs to recover. In the first days, he gave only two hours to his food needs, sleeping the twenty-two others. Fifteen days after his entry into the world, he gives himself two extra hours to take a look at what surrounds him.
  • These twenty hours of sleep (which he will need until the end of the first trimester) are essential for his development: while he sleeps, the pituitary gland activates growth hormone.

He moves ... because he dreams

  • If you see him moving in his sleep, he is dreaming. He was already dreaming in your womb. What is he dreaming of? He probably saw the pleasant and unpleasant sensations of his day. This classification between what he appreciated and what he did not like is the beginning of his mental structure.
  • Do not interrupt him at work! Do not take him in your arms until he has opened his eyes wide and made a few sobs that he is awake.

He sleeps on two beats

  • The newborn's sleep takes place in successive slices (of twenty minutes) of calm sleep, followed by restless sleep. It was during this last day that he saw his day again. It is therefore normal that all emotions that he has faced scroll on his face: twitching, smiling, pouting worry ...
  • It is also normal that, seeing him disturbed, you want to take him in your arms. Remember, you would break his sleep pattern.