Valuable Tools for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Posted by on May 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Valuable Tools for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Valuable Tools for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Sometimes getting your baby to sleep through the night in their own bed or crib is a matter of making a few minor changes that will make them more comfortable. In many instances, it is not about where they sleep, but rather, who or what is around them. Here are a few valuable tools for teaching your baby to sleep through the night.  Things like–using items they love and or something that reminds them of you, setting up sleep patterns, and naps during the day; all will work towards getting them to stay asleep at night.

Establish times

You should allow your child to nap during the day, and make nighttime for sleeping. Many parents will pick up their children and let them play at night when they keep fussing. Not only will this disrupt your own sleep patterns, but it will never get them to bed on time. So, allow your child to take naps earlier during the day rather than closer to bed time. Doing this will make them sleepier at night, and it is more likely they will fall and stay asleep for several hours at night.

Who and what (not where)

As a parent, you might think they want to be in your bed or your arms, when in fact their crib or toddler bed will do just fine. If it seems they cry when they aren’t in your arms, opt to use something that will remind them of you. A blanket with your scent or a beloved toy with memories can be of great comfort to baby. By simply feeling as if they are close to you, via touch and your scent, they will find it easier to stay asleep at night.

Bonus Tip: Creating a constant routine every day, a blanket, a toy they love, or placing something that reminds the child of you in the crib, are all simple things you can do. It will take time, and you have to be consistent. However, building a loving routine will eventually force your child to learn right from wrong, learn when they should sleep and wake up, and it will also make things easier on you!

Do you have anything else to add to our list of tips for the Baby’s Own Room “New Moms on the Block?” We’d love to hear from you. 

 

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