Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to teach your baby to sleep through the night?


For you to decide which strategy fits your family's bedtime. What we need to "arm" before getting used to the sleeping child's patience and persistence

Why is sleep in children as a major problem? Why is the night, just some questions that many parents would like to receive a response. Unfortunately, it is likely we will never fully know the truth. Of course only the children born of hunger, and other reasons and the difficulty is every few hours or have a problem sleeping, but as your baby grows, sleep at night should be regulated, which means that you should sleep without waking up at least 10 hours. The wake your child can greatly affect your mental and physical health, given that you will then be sleep deprived, it will certainly affect the relationship between you and the child, and you and your partner.

There are certain strategies that you notice when you want your child to get used to sleeping all night - from strategy to let the baby cry it out and sleep, to sleep a common strategy. For you to decide which strategy fits your family. What we need to "arm" before getting used to the sleeping child's patience and perseverance.

Sleep problems - from six weeks to six months

This is the tactic that you can apply for a baby older than six weeks. Feed the baby during the day should be lively, noisy and socially, and nighttime feedings are a quiet and gentle. This way you will help your baby learn the difference between night and day.

When a baby is six weeks give her a chance to sleep alone. When you become drowsy, but he's awake, put her to bed. Some experts advise not to rock back and forth to her crib to sleep or breastfeeding because the baby will become dependent on it. But up to you to decide what is best for you.

Create a routine with your child before bedtime and let it be short and simple, for example - swimming, and pid┼żamica diapers, feeding, short lullaby. Everything to do at the end of her room and bed, so she gained the impression that she is beautiful in this place.

When you put it to bed give it an object, such as a soft toy, blanket, pillow. Not a bad idea to soft toy, pillow, or you've decided to put a cot in your scent. The babies have especially developed the scent of smell, so you will be able to smell. This is especially good when they wake up, because your scent to calm them.

Let the baby cry it out in bed, but do not start with this practice before four or five months of age. If you start to cry after you put her to bed, do not leave her alone, but it do not even rise from bed. It slightly helping, comforting her with his calm voice that was all right but it's time to sleep. Be gentle, but firm. Wait a minute or two by the bed and leave it again. Repeat the same thing until you fall asleep, the time to extend the time between the visits room.


If you want your baby sleeps in bed with you, swing gently and pat it, until you fall asleep. Pretend to sleep alone I realized it was time to sleep. Both you and your partner izmijenjujte in falling asleep, so that the baby is accustomed to both, and neither one nor the other will not have trouble falling asleep. When the baby will be old enough to sleep through the night without eating and then your partner can take the role of consoler, if the baby wakes up. In addition, when they understand that they will not get food every time he wakes up, it will probably be less and require her to wake up.

If your baby wakes in the night for no reason, try to determine why - is hungry, if her diaper is full, is it cold, hot, is sick.

If your baby wakes up after you think you meet all her needs, unfortunately there is not much help, especially if the baby is younger than four months. All the things that we told you can help, but you yourself have to find their own formula, because each child is different.

Why is the baby?

Babies up to three months of age have certain periods when you are asleep and when awake, and not different day and night, so you should be aware that in those first few months you will not sleep longer than a few hours at a stretch. But almost from the start you can work on your baby's habits, you will certainly pay off later.

If your baby falls asleep while feeding or while saving on your hands, lay it on the site that you are prepared for it to sleep during the day - some sort of sling, basket and so on. If awake, encourage her to be awake as long, entertaining her, telling her. In a word, hang out with her. That way she'll learn to distinguish between bedtime and wake time and you will learn the specific location associated with sleep.

During the first few weeks after birth there is a possibility that you will be able to comfort a baby diaper changing, while the other babies that activity does not like. Also, there is a possibility that she move her bed from one position to another will not like it.

Try to comfort your baby with a pacifier or a fraud plush toy, but you also need to be aware that if the baby wakes up and if it will not be able to find that you'll probably go back to the beginning of the problem. Do not keep your baby awake for too long, too tired because the baby is impossible baby ...



Sleep problems - from six to nine months

At that age, even babies that had no sleep problems may have problems, and one reason is fear of separation. Specifically, the time begins to develop awareness of loneliness and worry that you left it and not return. This is precisely linked to the development of mental and physical abilities. At the time your baby will learn to sit, turn around, crawl and pull up on its own feet.

If your baby starts to wake up at that time to practice new skills, such as sitting, standing up and so on., It also must also learn how to lie down again. By repeating the same routine, it will be able to sleep again.
Babies may experience a sudden leap in the development, which is not the same as well as a jump in growth that is known to happen, and it further feeds at night will help. On the contrary, with unnecessary feeding is possible that sleep problems increase and prolong. Specifically, you will become dependent on food to help sleep.

Of course, there is another "problem" and that the growth of the first teeth. If you do not seem that the baby is in pain, continue with the usual bedtime routine, but if you hurt her right, try to ease her pain with a light massage gums and give her a cold object to chew. If your baby does have a problem with the growth of teeth, give her child a dose of paracetamol.

Sleep problems - from nine to 12 months

Your baby is so many months is definitely big enough to sleep through the night, but it is possible that at that time changed sleep habits by day, and perhaps still suffering from the fear of separation and loneliness.Be prepared to change your bedtime routine as your baby grows. Try moving her afternoon sleep, so you put it to bed earlier and sleeping less than before. Hold on to continue your routine before bedtime and do not deviate from it, even if you child each day tested.

Give your baby know that when it's time for bed, no more objections. If yes, five minutes before bed turn soft and quiet music to mark the time to come. In this way, the baby will be under the impression that the order did not come from you, but from another source that it can not or little affected. Leave the door of her room slightly open so that you can hear and be sure you are around and that you have not left.


As already mentioned, there is no universal cure for sleeping babies up to one year of life, but there are certain things you can try to achieve the desired goal. What is most important to find a recipe to yourself and your baby and make life and make it enjoyable.

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