When I see babies and infants for their checkups, parents will often ask me when they will start sleeping through the night.
The answer I always give them is “before their wedding day”. What I mean by that is that every baby/child is different and every parent/parenting couple is different. Sometimes it’s the baby’s personality, sometimes it’s the parenting technique and most of the time it will be a combination of both. I have three children myself and I still remember how difficult sleep was for the first kid as compared to the other two. In this article, I will try to summarize when you should consider seeking help for a possible medical cause for the crying versus what you can try to do yourself.