Most infants go through one or more periods when they have great deal of difficulty sleeping. Often the sleeplessness is linked to sickness or rapid physical or emotional development. These days, infants sleep aids can be used to help them fall asleep or sleep longer. But drugs do not help children deal with the underlying reason for the difficulties sleeping. It is usually best to try to determine the reason for the sleeping problems and work with the infant to improve his or her sleep in natural ways.
Of course, we don't want to give harsh chemicals to a child simply to encourage sleep. However, looking for a natural infant sleeping aids and some well-timed schedules may help both the mother and the infant get the rest they need.