If there's anyone out there who doesn't sleep like a baby, it's an actual baby. Anyone who has cared for an infant can attest to the weird fact that they manage to sleep all the time, but also never get shut eye. It's like a baby superpower. Even so, it's crucial to know the baby sleep problems that are signs of a bigger issue, in case something else is going on with your little one.
Sure, sometimes babies seem to repel sleep for no reason at all, but most of the time there's an explanation for their sleep troubles. Conditions such as sleep apnea, GERD, or even enlarged adenoids can have a massive impact on a baby's ability to sleep. If you and your doctor are trying to treat the sleep issues alone, then you may miss the root cause altogether.
Of course, diagnosing babies is a tricky business. It's hard to know what's wrong when your patient can't communicate all that well quite yet. But if your baby has the following symptoms, as well as any additional signs of the conditions, then it may be time to speak up on your baby's behalf at the pediatrician. After all, everyone deserves good health and great sleep.