Children need adequate sleep to their physical growth, brain development, immune system, etc. However, the sad reality is that it is very difficult to get your child to sleep and also get easily disturbed during sleep. While putting their children to bed, parents have to be very patient and intelligent!
shall develop consistent bedtime nap and routines
There are many parents who change bedtime or naptime on a daily basis, as they are very busy with work and household chores. There are also children who are extremely energetic and / or begin to mourn when they feel their parents are trying to stop them and prepare them for bedtime. It is very difficult to develop a consistent routine sleep time for children. However, if you could achieve somehow, you do not have to struggle too much to make your baby sleep every day. Settling into a routine can last a few days, but keep consistency is the key to this.
develop signs of sleep
Try some activities that could make your child sleepy every night (or during nap). These activities will act as signals your child’s sleep time and will stay asleep when you do. You can play soft music, give him a bath, dim the lights in the room, feed a cup of milk, etc diaper change as a regular activity before bedtime.
Good sleep environment
If you try to make your child sleep in a noisy room, then the chances or failure are much higher. The environment must be safe and quiet so that your child can easily be installed in sleep and stay asleep without being distracted. The room was dark and free of noise. It is best not to share a bed with your baby, because it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but you can keep your baby’s bed near yours if you want to sleep in the same room.
calm your baby
Make your baby comfortable and relaxed, soothing her. Some babies love to get carried away while others are soothed when listening to music. Many babies like to be walked around the room while others want to be fed. Understand the calming method that works best for your baby and calm her before bedtime. Very few babies go to sleep by themselves.
putting your baby while drowsy, but awake
If you put the baby in bed after she sleeps, then there are more chances that awoke when changing body position. But when your baby is placed while still drowsy, then they will have the habit of associating the bed with the sleeping process. On the other hand, they will be taught to sleep by themselves.
Allow your baby to settle
Even after lying in bed, the baby can mourn until it is positioned comfortably and sleep. Just pat her back or sing softly to make him understand that he is with her.
About the author
Mike is the father of 2 children at an early age. Over the past four years, Mike has started blogging and has written numerous articles on child development and education. Mike is also a regular reviewer of baby toys.