Educating your child’s sleep does not mean that you have to force each other to do things that neither he nor you want, it means seeking a balance in terms of everyone’s sleep so that you can rest better as a family, without anyone being emotionally damaged. For example, for some families co-sleeping is the best option and for others the ideal is to sleep in separate rooms.
To raise your child’s dream, you first have to think about everyone’s family needs. In this way, thinking of the common good, you will find the best answers. If you only think about your benefit and leave your baby’s needs aside, in the long run you will be creating emotional wounds that are difficult to heal because they will remain in the child’s subconscious.
Think in what you all need
In this sense, the best option is to think about everyone’s needs and know what kind of sleep you need. If you all rest better in co-sleeping, keep doing it! If your baby sleeps better in another room because sleeping with others makes him wake up or restless, then do that too!
We all know that for mothers and fathers, the first weeks of the newborn, sleep is completely out of control because the baby wakes up every so often regardless of whether it is day or night and regardless of whether his parents want to sleep or if they need to rest. Your baby needs you and doesn’t care what time he calls on you… he doesn’t have a sleep schedule and doesn’t know how to fall asleep on his own.
Regardless of the way he Whatever you choose to sleep, there are some tips that can help you educate your child’s sleep effectively and in this way you can all rest. You will be able to rest more and better and enjoy the days more without so much accumulated fatigue.
Although it cannot be denied that sleep problems are a reality. For example, if your baby sleeps perfectly at 4 months, it is possible that at 6 he will have a regression of sleep and start waking up again in the morning.
How to educate your baby to sleep
More than educating your child’s sleep, it is teaching him to sleep and be calm at night. By the time she is six months old she may start waking up every hour and a half, because her internal sleep cycle is changing. Or he may also have a growth crisis… there may be many reasons, but what matters is that you know how to handle the situation for everyone’s good rest.
He will be able to fall asleep on your own without much help if you know how. Remember that letting her sleep alone and without help does not mean that you should let her cry so that she feels anxiety, far from it. You don’t have to leave the room and leave him alone all the time, either.
Perhaps your baby just needs a bit of your warmth, a lullaby, physical contact… to be able to feel quiet and rest. And if so, are you going to deny it? How would you feel if you needed a comforting hug and the person who matters most to you in the world rejects it? For this reason, if your child needs you, you must be by his side.
Keys to nurturing your child’s sleep
By this we mean that you can educate your baby’s sleep from love and respect, taking into account their needs and yours. To do this, follow the following steps and you will see how everything improves in a short time and your rest also begins to be more adequate. Don’t miss a thing.
- When your baby has 4 months it is necessary for him to feel security at bedtime, and you must provide that by satisfying his needs with affection and love whenever he asks for you.
- Control the temperature of the room where your baby sleeps, if it’s a comfortable temperature he’ll fall asleep sooner.
- Put him comfortable clothes to sleep in. It shouldn’t be not too warm and not too warm either.
- Try not to let your baby fall asleep while taking milk (both breast and bibi) to prevent him from associating feeding with falling asleep. If this happens, the only way for her to sleep is by feeding, and this is not a good option. It is best to wait about 20 minutes after the last feeding of the night to put him to sleep. If he wakes up at night and you have to feed him, don’t wait for this time, just try not to make him fall asleep while he’s drinking his milk.
- You don’t want your baby to learn to sleep in a certain time… Your baby knows how to sleep, but he only does it when he needs it and taking into account everything you teach him with your love. Do not compare him with other babies who may sleep earlier and better… each baby is different and has his own rhythm.
In addition to all this, it is important that you keep in mind that in order to educate your children’s sleep should take into account their routines. Routines are key and necessary for your baby to associate the night with sleeping longer. She thinks of the best bedtime routine that fits your family style and your little one’s personality.