Sleep problems in children can be a real stressful time for the whole family. Most night time disturbances are usually harmless. Experts only speak of a real sleep disorder when your child is over a year old and the problem has persisted for a long period of time. Up until this point, it’s normal for your child to wake up frequently at night, as their day-night rhythm has to settle down first.
If you have identified a sleeping problem in your baby, you can often treat it with love and understanding by giving them security and supporting them with evening routines. However, there are also sleep problems that you should watch closely, as these can be dangerous for your child.