WHAT CAUSES BABIES TO WAKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING?

There are several potential causes that affect early morning awakenings in infants. These causes are usually associated with physiological and developmental changes, environmental factors, or changes in routines. Here are some of the common causes that can lead to early morning awakenings in babies; More on the Blog...

7/21/20234 min read

There are several potential causes that affect early morning awakenings in infants. These causes are usually associated with physiological and developmental changes, environmental factors, or changes in routines. Here are some of the common causes that can lead to early morning awakenings in babies:

1. Biological Clock: Babies' biological clock is different from that of adults. Hence, they may have a tendency to wake up in the morning.

2. Feeding: Depending on the needs of babies, they may feel hungry throughout the night and therefore may want to be fed early in the morning.

3. Changes in Routines: Sudden changes in the baby's daily routine, especially in sleep patterns (for example, change in bedtime or sleep environment) may cause the baby to wake up early in the morning.

4. Not Sleeping at Night Time: It can be common for babies to wake up early in the morning when they wake up during the night or experience partial sleeps.

5. Developmental Milestones: Babies may experience discomfort or pain during their developmental stage (such as the teething period) and therefore their sleep patterns may be affected.

6. Physiological Dream Periods: Babies may wake up frequently during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. This may cause the baby to wake up more often in the morning hours.

7. Environmental Factors: Disturbing factors (loud sounds, lighting, temperature, etc.) in the baby's sleep environment may affect his sleep and cause early morning awakenings.

Establishing a suitable sleep routine and providing the appropriate environment can help the baby sleep more regularly and at appropriate hours. However, since each child's sleep patterns may be different, it is important to take an approach that suits their individual needs.