Here鈥檚 how:Try to dream feed when your baby is in an active sleep period. …Time it to try to maximize sleep so the longer stretch of your baby鈥檚 sleep occurs when you want to sleep too. …Dream feed shortly before you plan to go to bed. So if you go to bed at 11 p.m.,aim to feed your baby at about 10:30 p.m. or so.Gently pick up your baby from the crib or bassinet. If he doesn鈥檛 wake up,slowly unswaddle him if he’s swaddled. …Put your breast or the bottle to the corner of baby’s mouth. This should stimulate a latch and the sucking reflex,so your baby will get in a late-night snack. …Once your baby is finished taking milk,put him back in the crib on his back. …
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What is Dream feeding and how to do it?
You dream feed the baby, and the baby is back to sleep. You turn in for the day. Baby wakes up for a feed. Finish feeding, baby back to sleep, and you also get back to sleep. The baby wakes up for another feed; you wake up refreshed, feed the baby and start your day. By dream feeding, the baby had to wake up only once in the middle of the night.
When can I start Dream Feeding my Baby?
4 months may be the most popular age to begin dream feeding. Between 4 months and 6 months, babies will often experience another growth spurt and naturally show signs of needing an extra night feeding (even if they previously dropped an overnight feed). If this sounds like your baby, sleep feeding may be the answer!
What is the best time of day to Dream feed?
Dream feed between 9:30pm-12:30am (or whenever you are heading to bed yourself!) Baby should NOT wake up AT ALL during the entire feeding. (Baby should be put back down in bed just as asleep as they were when you starting the feeding.) You should stop attempting dream feeds when baby starts to sleep unswaddled.
Is it safe to Dream Feed my Baby?
Dream feeding is considered to be a safe practice as long as you take your baby out of the crib, wake him up enough to eat and avoid feeding him flat on his back, especially if you’re giving him a bottle. It’s best to dream feed your baby in a semi-upright position, with his head cradled into the crook of your arm.