How to Make Baby Sleep on His Own?
We can joke about sleeping like a baby and then waking up every two hours. Unfortunately, the constant interruptions in an adult’s sleep schedule make it hard for them to function throughout the day.
It also hurts your child’s mood, though they’re going to make up for it with longer naps. This can create a painful cycle of trying to soothe your child to sleep at night and then try to get them to fall back asleep after every feeding.
If you want to know how to make baby sleep on his own, here are seven tips, tricks and gadgets to make it easier.
Here are 7 Things to Make Baby Sleep on His Own
01. Sleep Sacks
Sleep sacks are a type of pajama or onesie. You can find items that combine a sack with overalls that slip over the child’s shoulders, while others are essentially long dresses with enclosed feet.
The main benefit of this type of outfit is that your child can’t kick away their blankets and wake up cold as a result. Most designs allow you to open the bottom and change your child’s diaper without having to totally undress them.
Now it is easier to keep them asleep when you change them after feeding them.
02. A Simple Nightlight
Parents who want a child to stay asleep should keep the child’s room dark. Don’t turn on all the lights when you come in response to a crying baby. Yet total darkness can be disconcerting, and it makes it hard for parents to see.
The solution is a simple nightlight. Have a gentle, diffuse light that allows you to see your child in the crib but isn’t a bright, attractive display that will keep them up at night.
03. Pacifier Holders
You may have seen these on children being carried or pushed in a stroller around town. The pacifier holder attaches to the child’s outfit. If the child drops it or tries to throw it, the pacifier can’t go very far.
You should consider buying several for your child’s use at night, too. Then you don’t have to hunt for a lost pacifier in the middle of the night. And your child may be able to find their “lost” pacifier on their own, too. That allows them to self-pacify.
You’ll get extra points for pacifiers connected to small plush stuffed animals, because the child will never let go of the stuffed animal.
04. Something to Cover Up the Background Noise
Sometimes the problem isn’t your routine but that of everyone around you. For example, your child may be waking up in response to traffic noise or your noisy neighbors. You can’t make everyone else be quiet. You can drain out the noise.
One solution is buying a white noise generator. The noise generator will make a boring white noise that drowns out mild background noise. Then sirens or horns in the distance are less likely to wake up your child.
Another option is a music player that can play heartbeat sounds or gentle lullabies. It soothes your child while blocking some of the disruptive noises that may wake them up.
05. Stuffed Animal/Blanket Combos
Babies will cling to stuffed animals while they’re falling asleep. They may hold onto a blanket but it can shift throughout the night. Feeling like they’ve lost their comforting handhold can be upsetting. Losing their stuffed animal can bring a baby to fearful wakefulness.
One solution is finding blanket/stuffed animal combinations. Your child will feel like they always have their stuffed animal with them, because the stuffed animal and blanket are essentially one thing. They’ll hold onto the stuffed animal, so they won’t lose their blanket during the night.
This type of product has the side benefit of reducing how many items you have to keep track of when traveling.
06. Blackout Curtains
This is another solution when the problem is everyone else. Blackout curtains will keep your child’s room dark when the neighbors have their lights on or car headlights shine into the room.
You can choose curtains that also help keep your child’s room a comfortable temperature and minimize drafts.
07. A Rocking Chair/Glider
Walking around the room while trying to get the baby to fall asleep is stressful for Mom and Dad. A good solution is to buy a rocking chair or glider. Sit down and rock your child to sleep.
You can start rocking while you’re feeding the child so they don’t fully wake up when being fed in the middle of the night. That allows them to fall back asleep immediately.
Parents and children benefit from long stretches of uninterrupted sleep. Fortunately, there are a number of items that can help you see that happen. Keep continue your visit at parentstab.com If you would like to get more parenting updates, tips, and tricks.