Sleep is a requirement for all of us. But it’s true that we need sleep more than babies and it’s true that babies wake up in the moment you fall asleep. It’s not compare a baby’s sleep time with an adult or another baby. All babies like all adults have different awake and sleep times. It’s also a scientific truth that like adults who like to sleep more because of daily routine’s problems, babies sleep more if they are not happy in their environment. Most of the parents go to doctor for “baby is always sleeping” problem. How many ways are there to get baby into sleep easily?
Today child doctors offer various ways to get baby into sleep but there are some popular ways like creating bedtime rituals, understanding unique tired signs of baby and leaving her a thing belongs to mother.
Understanding unique tired signs of baby are one of the most important and effective ways for getting babies into sleep easily. All babies give different signs when they are tired and sleepy. Some babies start to be quite than daily routine and some sleep continuously. Also losing interest is a classic sign of tired and sleepy baby. But it’s also possible to see that some children become more aggressive when they feel they are sleepy and will go to bed. Some babies try to go near the liveliest member of environment at the moment. Understanding the sign helps to catch the sleepy moment and not to pass it.
Bedtime routines are also very helpful for getting baby into sleep easily. Creating a deep and relaxing bath as possible before she goes to bed will help her to relax and she will understand that bedtime came. Also saying her same words before bedtime or massaging a specific point of her before bed will help to get into sleep.
Some babies don’t like to sleep in their beds and start to cry when she sees the bed. If a baby sleeps always when he or she sees bed, problem is mostly in comfort or security of bed. It’s a wrong way to test her bed with trying to sleep baby in a different bed because babies only like to sleep where they are used to.
If your baby is not showing classic signs of sleepy head or showing them rarely, problem may be in mother. If mother is drinking cola, coffee or similar caffeine drinks, it hits baby because babies are weaker than adults in the caffeine effect. There are some researches that if mother is a caffeine addict, baby is very tending to be a hyperactive child.
Researches showed that leaving an object of mother near the baby is giving her confidence and getting her into sleep easier than ever. Especially a t-shirt with the natural smell of mother is the perfect help for her. But it’s very important not to let her to hug object while she’s sleeping because she will always search for this item for long years when she goes into sleep.
Sharing a sleep is a controversial topic because it’s definite that when mother is near the baby, she sleeps easier than ever. But it’s not always possible to sleep together so baby cannot sleep when her mother is not close. Also pretending like sleep together and go when she sleeps is dangerous because she will start to cry and feel not secure.
It’s traditional that lullabies help babies to sleep. If it’s possible don’t play them from CDS and try to sing them what level of your singing ability is.