Most parents agree that it is not an easy task to take care of a baby. But it is also important to know that when dealing with an overtired baby, it becomes more challenging.
Over exhaustion means the body of your child is past the point of being ready for sleep. The stress response system of your baby is activated during this time. Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline invade the bloodstream and make calming and relaxing more difficult for your child. The harder it becomes for him to fall asleep, the more overtired your baby becomes.
This can become a pattern and even aggravate overtime. This should not be the case, however, particularly if you can recognize the signs of an overtired baby as soon as it manifests.
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