Sleeping Techniques for You and Your Baby

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Sleeping Techniques for You and Your Baby 
Getting a baby to go to sleep can sometimes be very difficult, because it is up to the parents to get the baby to go to sleep. But there are many different ways to make the process easier.
Sleeping in Parent’s Arms
Your baby will feel safe and secure in your arms — especially with new born babies, because they have been in the mother’s womb for the past 9 or so months. So, the only thing that they know is being very close to the mothers. For the first few months the baby wants to be close to somebody, especially the mother. As soon as the baby is asleep, transfer the baby to the crib.

Bath Before Bed
Another way getting your baby to sleep is to give them a bath before bed time — adults often do the same thign. A bath is a relaxing agent. Another way to make sure that the bath is a relaxing agent is by using a lavender baby head-to-toe soap. The scent of lavender relaxes the body, and when the body is relaxed, it will not be long before the body will go to sleep.
What the Baby Wants
Another way to get a baby to sleep is pay attention to what the baby enjoys. Some babies enjoy listening to music or even to a TV program. Listening to a certain thing will relax the body. So when it is time for the baby to go to sleep, put on either the radio or a TV program that they love to listen to while they are falling asleep.
Simulate Night time
Another way to get your baby to go sleep is make sure that everything looks as if it is night time. Make the room dark — but not completely dark to the point where you cannot see. Just have it like it would if there were night light in the room after the sun has gone down. When the room is dark, it will give a signal to the baby’s brain that is night time — and therefore time to go to sleep.
Keep Baby Active
Another way to make sure that your baby will fall asleep at night time is by being active during the day with your baby. The more active the baby is during the day, the more likely the baby will be able to sleep that night. It does not mean that you have to get down on the floor to play with your baby everyday, because it can be hard — especially after working all day. If the weather is okay to do so, then take the baby outside for a walk, and the fresh air along with the activity will help them go to sleep.
Baby’s Self-Reliance
The last way to get your baby to sleep is letting your baby go to sleep on its own. Sometimes, this might seem mean — but it’s actually not, because they will have to learn how to go to sleep by themselves sooner or later. The sooner you do it, the easier it will be for the whole family. The longer you wait on having your baby fall asleep by themselves, the harder it will be in the future.
Each baby is different, so different techniques may or may not work for everybody. You will just have to find out which techniques will work for your baby and for your family.  We all know that when a baby sleeps, everybody will be able to sleep better — but when a baby does not sleep, the whole family will stay up all night!

Wendy Marie Desdeliah is a yoga-loving, dedicated mother. She is also a contributing author at Home Equity Loan.

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Comments

  1. Allison says:

    Rocking chairs are always a good idea as well, especially if it’s combined with soothing music. That seems to work well for a lot of my friends’ infants.

  2. Ah, babies. When they’re newborn, expect to have little sleep as sometimes they have erratic sleep patterns. It can be exhausting but once they start sleeping in predictable times and w/ a little help from husband and other family members, you can sleep well, too!

  3. I really like all of these sleeping techniques for me and my baby. I think that I should be very grateful on using this great information about sleeping techniques. I know that they also love this amazing sleeping techniques.

  4. Hi I really enjoy your tips. They are good and help me to take a good sleep.Its also very relaxand comfortable when you getup.THANKS

  5. I remember when my daughter was younger and we did all of these (some we still do like the bath before bed).

    I don’t know if any of these worked, but they sure made us feel like they did.

    • @KalleyC this technique work for most of the kids. That’s what I am doing with my 4 months old baby and I am quite happy with the results. But I must say there are days no technique seems to work. On those no sleep days we just hang on with each other and enjoy :)
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  6. What a lovely pic.

    I usually bath my baby before sleeping. This ensures that she gets a good nights sleep always. Thanks for sharing this article.

  7. @Devin my pleasure. Seems to work with a lot of babies. Creating a routine always helps with babies.
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  8. Great Techniques to help you baby sleep!You may know of some other techniques that help your baby to sleep at night. Discover more ideas for helping baby to sleep well at http://insomnianaturalsleep.com/natural-sleep-aids/

  9. The holding seems to work pretty well for getting the newborns to sleep. One you did not mention is motion. Sometimes just putting them in the stroller and rolling it around, or holding them and walking around seems to put them to sleep.

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