Young children are well-nourished and sleep well throughout the day. But does your baby get enough sleep every day? Insomnia makes a baby tired and disturbs the mother. There is an opinion that a baby needs a peaceful environment and a comfortable cradle to get a good night’s sleep. But that is not always the case. Because we all know babies are different. Here are some tips that a mother can try to give her baby a good night’s sleep.
Get children to bed early
Do not wait until the baby is tired to go to bed. It releases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes the baby to lose sleep. Put the child to sleep as soon as you see him winking and sighing.
Check your diet
What a mother eats affects her breast milk. If you are a breastfeeding mother and your baby is having difficulty sleeping, make sure you do not consume too much caffeine. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea and green tea, chocolate, soda, headache medications, and energy drinks. Limit caffeine intake to 200 mg or less per day. If the baby sleeps less, it is better to stay away from these things completely.
Go for a walk
Walk around a bit to get the babies to sleep quickly. Pick up your little one or take him out on a walker. Or walk to the store.
Add a little noise
Some babies need a small sound to help them sleep (similar to the sounds they hear when they are in the womb). There are different types of apps for this. For some babies to fall asleep, this is a tactic that will send them to sleep faster.
Create a pattern of behavior
Children fall asleep easily even if they are accustomed to the same pattern every day. Doing things like darkening the room, listening to soft music, and changing diapers every day in the same way signals to the child about bedtime.
How do you get your child used to sleep alone?
Ever since we brought the newborn baby home, we have been trying to keep our eyes on it. We often think that it is very important to keep the child in the parents’ bed. But did you ever think that the steps you take could endanger your baby’s life?
Experts believe that putting a baby to bed on the main bed increases the risk of developing SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Medical experts recommend that babies sleep in a separate crib or crib for six months to a year after birth. Also, by helping the child to sleep alone from an early age, it helps to develop the child’s personality and to function independently. It is important to keep in mind that communication between the mother and the baby intensifies between 9 and 12 months and the baby develops rapidly. So how to avoid this situation? The simplest option is to separate the baby from your bed and practice sleeping from infancy. But often that is not an easy task. Getting a child used to sleep with their mother or father from an early age can be very difficult at first. This is a very normal situation. As a parent, it is important that you be patient. Today at Baby and Me we present to you three simple steps to help children get used to sleeping alone. That will be very important for you.
Talking to the child
Here you or both of you and your husband are talking to the child or taking him to bed happily singing a children’s story, a children’s song that he loves. Stay by the bed until the child goes to bed, saying that the importance of sleep and that you can spend time playing during the day after bed. Try to make the child feel safe.
Choose the method that is most convenient for you
You have to choose the method that suits you best, whether it is singing a song, singing a mournful song, telling a story that makes the child happy, sitting the baby in the cradle, and sitting next to you. Or you can consult your pediatrician.
Continue with the selected method
It is often not possible to separate the baby from the family bed and transfer it to the cradle or other bed in two to three days. This can often take three to four weeks. At first, the child may be very restless or shy. But by continuing to follow the same pattern, the child gradually becomes accustomed to it. What is more important is that you perform with more patience. You need to understand the importance of getting your child to sleep alone. As parents, we know that your child’s future is always bright. Getting a baby to sleep alone is not just for our convenience. Remember that it is also the first step you take to develop the child’s independence and self-confidence. The mother alone cannot do this work alone. It always depends on the patience of both of you.