The appearance of a baby in the house is a great joy, but for many parents it is accompanied by sleepless nights. Sleeping all night until morning is the dream of many moms and dads. What caused the baby’s sleep problems? Often we are adults ourselves, trying to put the baby to bed, interfere with it in this.
1. Go to bed late
Many parents believe that the later the baby lies down, the longer and more sleep. However, overexcitement and fatigue, on the contrary, prevent the child from falling asleep peacefully. Because of this, sleep is restless and frequent waking up in the middle of the night. Happens due to the fact that the baby “went overboard”.
Tip: A clear mode is needed. You should not wait for whims, but it is better to start laying a little earlier.
2. Putting to sleep in motion
Noticing that the baby quickly falls asleep in a stroller or in a car while driving, many parents perceive it as a salvation and a quick way to put the child to bed. However, such a dream is devoid of an important component – a deep phase, which helps to fully recuperate.
Tip: You should only swing your child to calm down. If motion sickness cannot be completely avoided, then as soon as the baby falls asleep, stop moving. You need to sleep in peace.
3. Distracting objects in the crib
Musical toys with colorful lights, luminous stickers on the ceiling while laying the baby attract his attention and do not interfere with falling asleep.
Tip: Do not turn on the illuminated mobile rattles when laying your baby to bed. Use them only during waking hours.
4. Lack of a certain berth
If you are not a supporter of joint sleep, then put your baby to sleep strictly in his crib. A compromise to put with you, and then transfer will lead to the fact that, when the child wakes up, he will ask for your bed.
Tip: Establish rules in the bedroom. The child should fall asleep where he wakes up. If you want him to sleep in his crib, then at first be prepared for the fact that you will have to sit next to her until the baby falls asleep.
5. Too soft mattress
Many parents, focusing on their preferences for comfort, want to put the child softer. This is absolutely impossible to do. First, a mattress that is too soft for children leads to abnormal development of the spine. Secondly, it will be difficult for the baby to roll over on its side on such a surface.
Advice: choose a mattress for children according to the age of the child and the recommendations of the orthopedist. The optimal hardness option is medium and above average. The universal children’s mattress is a two-sided firmness model. This effect is created by coconut on one side and latex on the other. For newborns, a tougher one is suitable, and softer for children over 2 years old.
6. Too long naps
Sometimes the baby sleeps a lot during the day. Parents do not want to disturb him, however, as a result, difficulties arise with evening bed. Here is the average daily sleep requirement in children.
From birth to 3 months – 15-20 hours;
From 3 months to six months – 15 hours;
From 6 months to a year – 14 hours.
Tip: For babies over 6 months old, in this case, in this case, it is better to limit sleep during the day. It should not exceed more than 8 hours in total. Newborn crumbs should be woken up only for feeding.
7. Lack of the ritual of going to sleep
The little man still does not know how to switch his attention from play to sleep. He needs time. It is the ritual that will help the baby go from an active state to a calm one, relax and fall asleep. Bathing before bed, changing into your pajamas, a lullaby, or a children’s story can help you get in the mood for sleep.
Tip: Follow these steps to help you calm down your little one.