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When Baby is Overtired: Three Tips to Beat the Bedtime Battle

Babies need a lot of sleep; we all know that. Unfortunately convincing your baby of that idea can be harder than anticipated. When an infant isn’t getting the quality and quantity of sleep needed, they will quickly become overtired. An overtired baby is a cranky baby. This cranky baby leads to cranky parents. The sleep battle can become frustrating, even for experienced parents, because soothing an overtired infant can prove utterly exhausting. Unfortunately, sleep is not a condition we can force our babies into, but we can help. Learning how to soothe an overtired baby will help both parents and baby to have happier nights. A baby who is well-rested will eventually become a better sleeper all on their own and learn how to self-soothe. In the meantime, try these three tips to soothe your overtired infant. According to Dr. Janet Kennedy, author of The Good Sleeper, “When the body becomes overtired the…