An overtired baby becomes overly tired when awake for longer than their little bodies can tolerate. When this happens, this activates a stress response, including the release of hormones like cortisol, making it even harder for the baby to settle. Also, an overly tired baby is when they stay awake too long between naps or go to bed too late.

Tips on helping your baby go to sleep are keeping your baby calm and quiet when you feed or change her during the night, put your baby to bed when drowsy but still awake, or wait a few minutes before responding to your child’s fussing. Babies need sleep because sleep promotes growth, helps the heart, affects weight, and reduces injury risk.

To conclude, talk to your pediatrician and determine how to ensure that your baby gets sound sleep at night.