The baby needs a lot of sleep every day. Sleep is very important to the baby’s health. Only enough sleep can ensure the healthy growth of the baby. But some babies just don’t like sleeping. Then, three ways to fall asleep quickly can help the baby grow up healthily. The following three ways to let the baby fall asleep quickly are introduced to the mothers with the help of Baibai safety net.
Method 1: breastfeeding in dream
Features: let baby sleep all night
Breast fed babies always need to breastfeed more frequently and wake up more often at night than formula fed babies. In fact, it’s not that the breast-feeding baby can’t sleep all night, it’s just that his mother didn’t teach him.
Once upon a time, there was an experiment in which 13 mothers were invited to give their babies a breast-feeding between 10 and 12 p.m. every night, which is called dream breast-feeding. In this dream, whether the baby has the need to feed or not, try to feed it.
In this way, when the baby wakes up in the middle of the night, the mother can try not to rush to breast-feeding, but immediately respond to the baby’s crying, give him a gentle hug, change the diaper at the first time or hold the baby while walking and gently pat to appease. If the baby goes back to sleep, it doesn’t have to breastfeed. If the baby can’t sleep, breastfeed. However, it is necessary to gradually reduce the number of breastfeeding at night and extend the interval between breastfeeding.
The results of the experiment are very exciting. The number of babies who took part in the experiment decreased significantly in the evening and increased significantly in the daytime. In addition, the sleep time at night was significantly longer, and the number of wakes was also reduced. After the experiment lasted for 8 weeks, all the 13 babies in the experiment slept from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. By contrast, if the mother does not take this approach, only 23% of breastfed babies can sleep all night.
Due to the rapid growth of the baby at this stage, the trace elements are not supplemented in time, which will lead to calcium deficiency. In addition to crying, night sweats, pillow baldness and other phenomena will occur. If there is such a situation, to timely supplement calcium powder and cod liver oil, and more sun, to avoid inappropriate stimulation to the baby before sleep. It’s best to drink it in the morning, which can make your baby feel good during the day, so it will naturally sleep at night.
How do you do it?
Usually babies will ask for milk if they don’t sleep for 3 hours. But there are also some sleepy babies who sleep for a long time. When necessary, the mother needs to wake him up to nurse, so as to ensure that the baby can get enough nutrition.
When the baby is two or three months old, continue to follow the above principle to coax to sleep, but can appropriately extend the time interval of lactation at night, and can basically do lactation at least once every six hours. If the baby really needs to breastfeed once in the middle of the night, the mother can meet the baby’s needs, but please set an alarm, wake up the baby in advance to breastfeed, instead of waiting for the baby to cry and then get up to breastfeed. Don’t let the baby think that his mother is feeding him through crying. Let the baby know that feeding is not to appease his crying.
Method 2: singing pause and sleeping
Features: let two-year-old baby fall asleep faster
We all like to coax our babies to sleep with songs, but sometimes it doesn’t work that well. Sometimes when the baby is singing a lullaby, the song is not a lullaby for the baby, but a kind of appreciation. They are even memorizing the lyrics so that they can go back to school and sing with the children. However, this is torture for the mother. It seems that she wants to coax her baby to sleep with songs. Who knows that the baby is more awake.
How do you do it?
Before the implementation of “singing pause and coaxing sleep method”, we need to do two steps to prepare:
Step 1: in the first week, we try to introduce white noise into our baby’s life. Play white noise from the hour before bedtime and stay up all night.
Step 2: five times a day, try to delay gratification. When the baby asks for something, let the baby wait for a while to meet it. Slowly try to extend the waiting time. Slowly you will find that the baby can bear to wait longer and longer.
Get ready, and we can try the “singing pause and sleeping method”. The hour before bedtime, white noise began to play. Get ready to go to bed, lie comfortably in bed with your baby, and start singing bedtime songs or telling bedtime stories. After singing for a few minutes, mom can excuse one thing to leave.
For example: “mom is going to the bathroom. Can you wait for me for a while? You can lie down for a while with your little bear in your arms. Mom will be back soon.” The mother can try to leave the room for a few seconds first. When she comes back, if the baby doesn’t cry, she must praise in time: “great! Wait for the mother to come back!” continue to lie down, sing the bedtime song to the baby, or continue to tell a story. A few minutes later, another “pause” was made to extend the waiting time to more than ten seconds under the pretext of going out.
If the baby still does not cry, praise in time, and then continue your songs or stories until the baby falls asleep. The next day, continue your “singing pause coax sleep method”. In the process of singing or story telling, carry out two artificial “pauses”, each pause time is longer than the last one. After a few days, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that one time when you return to the room, your baby has fallen asleep.
If the baby starts crying when the “pause” leaves the room, the mother should immediately return to the room to pacify the baby, then pause the “singing pause to coax sleep method” and continue the “delayed gratification” exercise during the day. Wait until the baby is more ready to delay gratification, and then try “singing pause” again.
If the baby is really sensitive to “pause”, the mother can also take the method of not leaving the room, just pretending to do something on the other side of the room, and returning to the bed in time to praise the baby’s waiting. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend on the other side of the room each time. If the baby can wait well after several attempts, the mother can try to leave the room when “pause” again.
Method 3: wake up and sleep
Features: crazy but effective
In order to let the baby go to sleep as soon as possible, parents can say that there is nothing to do with it. Some parents usually hold the baby in their arms or put it into the cradle and shake it. The more crying the baby is, the more violent the shaking will be until the baby falls asleep. Some parents will let their babies sleep in the environment with lights on all night; some parents are afraid of this and that, and they always adopt the policy of accompanying sleeping.
These practices are quite harmful to the baby, for example, the shaking action makes the baby’s brain constantly sway in the skull cavity, the immature brain will collide with the harder skull, causing the rupture of small cerebral vessels, causing “slight brain shock syndrome”. If the retina in the eye is affected, it can also cause amblyopia or blindness.
With the light on every day, the baby’s nervous system is still in the development stage, and the adjustment function to adapt to the changes of the environment is poor. The light is on all night in the bedroom, which changes the natural law of the day and night that the human body adapts to, affects the normal metabolism of the baby, and endangers the growth and development.
How do you do it?
When it’s time to go to bed, first let your baby have a full meal of milk, then hold him in your arms, gently shake him, let him feel the love from you, and get enough sense of security. You can also use “white noise” to help you. Don’t underestimate the monotonous noise of vacuum cleaners and washing machines. Sometimes it is more effective than hypnotic music. Next, before putting the sleepy baby into the bed, you can pat him gently or scratch his little feet to wake him up a little.
As long as the baby has enough to eat and drink, he will not really wake up completely because of your “little wake-up”. He will only open his eyes a little bit, look at you blearily for a while, and then go to sleep again. This little process of falling asleep again is a good exercise for baby’s sleeping skills.
If the baby starts crying during the “wake-up call”, you should not put him in the bed for a while, hold him for a while and pat him gently. Or put him in the cradle and shake the cradle for 30 seconds. If the baby is still crying and can’t sleep by himself, you need to pick him up again and shake him gently until he starts to feel sleepy. But remember, when you put him back in the small bed, you must remember to wake up again!
Hearing this, you may think: “what kind of ghost method is this? I want to wake up the sleeping baby on purpose?” however, the research found that it was just a few seconds of “small wake-up” that gave the baby the opportunity to practice self appeasement and sleep skills at first. Try this method, just a few weeks later, you will find that as long as it is not because of hunger or wet urine, cold and other physical discomfort, the baby can wake up every time, and go to sleep again.
In fact, the little guy is not as difficult as you think. Today, I will teach you three new ways to let the baby fall asleep. If you have any questions about the benefits of early childhood education and other knowledge about children’s safety education, please continue to pay attention to the safety knowledge column of early childhood safety education of Baibai safety net.