Is It True That Bigger Babies Sleep Better?

Baby weight is something that many mums worry about, it is unlikely however that a mum’s complain will be that their baby is too big, meanwhile many mums will worry that their baby is not ‘big’ or chubby enough, as we often see mums do even here at Motherhood-In-style. But are there sleeping concerns for babies who are not ‘big’ and is it true that bigger babies sleep better?

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According to experts, your baby’s size or body weight is very less likely to influence your baby’s sleep, even though it significantly affects the maturity of their central nervous system — in other words, their brain.

While some babies find sleep quite easily, others seem to have more trouble settling down and sleeping through the night until they are older.  Again, healthy babies come in different sizes, so some bigger babies will naturally sleep better than some smaller babies and vice versa.

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Sleeping better is something that will happen for all healthy babies as they continue to grow but this may not always take a straight course, so you should not be anxious about your baby’s sleep so long as they are healthy.

According to Deborah Lin-Dyken, a peadetric sleep disorders specialist; your baby may start waking up several times in a night after they are 9 months old.

“Your baby may even sleep through the night from age 8 weeks through 9 months

and then start waking up several times a night.

In fact, it’s common for babies between 9 and 12 months to wake up at night.”

Waking up several times at this time may be related to separation anxiety — a normal stage of development in which a baby has begun to recognize and differentiate his parents from other people and becomes upset when he’s separated from them, according to some experts.

Once separation anxiety is over, your baby will learn to sleep through the night once again. Conclusively, sleeping well has no major impact on your baby’s weight, so long a your baby is healthy you should not fret.

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