Parenting is a joyful activity as it amazing catering for someone who is seemingly so defenseless.
It is equally stressful especially when you are trying to get your child to sleep.
In the first few months, it is often hard for the babies to be able to fall asleep on their own and they often wake up at night.
By 5-6 months (and sometimes already after four), babies are neurologically ready to fall asleep on their own.
It is also possible to reduce baby night awakenings to zero.
Learning to put a baby to sleep is an essentially valuable skill parents should possess because these skills save them time and stress.
Many useful tips exist that help parents with putting their babies to sleep. These tips include:
Thegradual weaning method:
This method involves gently withdrawing oneself from being around before the baby sleeps.
This begins by gradually patting the baby to sleep, moving on to just being around to put the baby to sleep and finally to being away while the baby eventually falls asleep on its own.
The practical way:
to lay the mattress next to the baby's crib, remove its edge, put the hand on it, let the baby fall asleep with it, sleep on the mattress next to it.
After 3 nights, pet it and then gently take away your hand and just sleep by. After 3 nights, move the mattress closer to the door, and so on as long as you can in order to get behind the door eventually, and the baby will fall asleep itself.
If the baby begins to cry and resist, go back one step, try the same next night.
Apply the white noise method:
This involves turning on a source of white noise such as hairdryers, nature sound recording, and radios.
Hearing and listening to these sounds have the ability to make a baby to fall asleep.
White noise also blocks waking up sounds.
.Apply the shades method:
To do this, curtain the windows off tightly if the baby fails to fall asleep. Take a light-proof curtain with you when going somewhere with the baby for long, just in case.
This works because in the dark, humans discharge drowsiness-causing hormones.
Put the baby in bed before it falls asleep:
This prevents the baby from waking up when you lay it on the bed after it has slept.
Give the baby a pacifier:
Many babies feel a need for sucking to fall asleep.
Naturally this role is performed by the mom, but not every mom is ready to sleep with her baby during all its dreams actually, and then the conflict comes up: either the mom sacrifices her regime and follows the baby`s regime until it gets 2 years old, or she sacrifices the baby`s dreams who can`t fall asleep without a mom.
However, a very useful tip:
Which is common yet sometimes overlooked by parents is the use of toys to put babies to sleep.
Going to bed with a friend is a tried and tested method for putting babies to sleep.
These toy friends often replace parent figures and give the babies an assurance ofsecurity and comfort.
There are a plethora of toys that are quite useful for babies.
These toys include:
1. The big soft, comfortable orthopedic newborn pillows.
This well-shaped pillows helps babies filled more comfortable and relaxed and this makes them fall asleep.
Beyond being offering utmost comfort, the pillow is affordable.