How to Wake a baby up

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How to Wake a baby up

A baby who is sound asleep is probably one of the most beautiful things to see. He looks so peaceful and looks like an angel.


You are got to be loved to squish and to hug him to see such a beautiful creature sleeping soundly. However, when the time is come it is important for you to wake him up. For example, when you are going to feed him. It is important yet sometimes it is very difficult to do since your baby could be sleeping so soundly and comfortably.

How to Wake a Sleeping Baby

Wake a baby up took some effort and gentleness. Because, you need to have ways to wake him up efficiently, without causing him to be annoyed and uncomfortable. If your baby is woken up roughly, he will be crying his lung out that it will cause him annoyance and you will also have more hard time to calm him down. It took some special tricks, and here are several easy tips to wake your baby up.

  • Gentle Touch. If you want to wake your baby up, you could do it by gently rub your baby’s body. Therefore, he will slowly awake by your touch and the waking up will not be painful and uncomfortable because it is done gently. If your baby is not awake by simple touch, you can gently kiss him on his stomach. The tickling sensation will wake you’re baby up, but it would not be too uncomfortable since he will be warm in your arm.
  • Dressing Him Down. Another way to wake your baby up is by taking off his clothes gently. By the time the clothes come off, your baby will slowly start to feel new breeze of air. The change of environment condition will gradually wake him up. Therefore, he will be able to wake up and at the same time having a proper adaptation to the surrounding environment.
  • Double Duty Diapering. The first trick is to change the diaper of your baby. It is very efficient to wake him up. Even though the diaper is not dirty yet, you can still change it since it will make your baby cleaner. The diaper change process will slowly wake him up since there will be a cool breeze of air that give a different sensation to his skin. You can also make sure that you try to stroke him gently. A gentle, constant stroke can wake him up in a nice way. It also does not make him uncomfortable.
  • Give him a bath. If you don not wake him up easily with those tricks above, you can always try to give him a bath. Because, it is indeed the best way to wake your baby up. When his skin meets the water, he will feel a different sensation, which will cause him to wake. He could cry if he feels annoyed, but it is highly efficient and it does not take a long time until he is fully awake and well adapting. Even better, by the time your baby is awake and stop crying, he will also be clean at the same time.

To wake a baby up is sometimes very difficult to do. You could not roughly wake him up and shout at him because he is a baby and him is still very fragile. However, to wake him up slowly could also take a long time and that will not be efficient. Therefore, you need several special tricks and you should able to perform it with gentle and firm. Make sure that you provide him the most comfortable way to wake up and do not push it too hard for he will shock and uncomfortable. Therefore, by the time he is wake up, he will be comfortable and bright as the rising sun.

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

By Editorial Team

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