Easy & scientific tips to put your child to sleep
When it comes to sleep infant and toddlers are to hard to understand. If your child is not sleeping during night you are not alone. And that’s why we are giving you sure ways to put your child to sleep. So be ready and just spare 10 minutes and give our method a try!
Keep the sleep environment simple
To fall asleep independently, a child has to learn how to recreate their OWN sleep-onset associations. Keep sleeping environment as minimal and simple. There should not be any distractions and noises.
Feeding and sleep
Some parents take huge risks by giving an infant a bottleful of milk to drink in his crib while falling asleep. This can lead to severe dental disease requiring extensive oral surgery. “Bottle Tooth” Caries (cavities) result when infants typically drink formula or juice from a bottle as they fall asleep. These liquids have sugars in them, and since the infant/child is groggy and headed into sleep while he’s drinking, he fails to clear his mouth of the liquids as efficiently as he would while awake (thanks to decreased swallowing and mouth cleansing). Thus, the liquids coat the teeth, allowing bacteria to grow and cause them to rot. This condition can be extensive and serious and can lead to significant infections. So, never think that your child is hungry and that is the reason he is not sleeping.
Establish a Regular Bedtime Routine
The idea behind the routine is to calm, or wind-down, your child. Obviously you want to avoid stimulating your child. This means avoiding loud noise, bright lights, rough play, and drinks with caffeine for at least 30-60 minutes prior to bedtime. The routine doesn’t need to last very long. 5 to 30 minutes is typical. Common bedtime routines can include: snack, bath, bedtime story, cuddling, talking, praying, and toothbrushing.
Here I provide simple algorithm to put your child to sleep
Once the bedtime routine is complete, your infant should be placed in his crib, with his transitional object, awake in the room with a dim nightlight, and the door closed. As I’ve previously discussed, if your child has become conditioned to falling asleep outside of the crib or to requiring your presence, then you can expect your child to become upset and cry. If he could talk, he might say things like, Get me out of this crib, I don’t want to go to sleep, or I’m really mad. These interpretations are much more accurate than the ones you’re inclined to make, like You’re abandoning me, You’re causing me harm, or You don’t love me.
More than 95% of children will learn to self-soothe within 7 days. The majority of children will learn to self-soothe within 3-4 days. The first 1-3 days are the worst
Days 1 & 2 can typically have 30-90 minutes of crying and disruptions. Starting on a weekend or holiday helps.
What we can do at The Child Plus Children’s hospital?
We are expert in child psychology and have counselled hundreds of mother to have this positive change in their child’s sleeping habits. Thank us later but for now feel free to visit us if you think your child is not sleeping in night!!