Infants sleep training for peaceful sleeping


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An infant’s sleep is of the utmost importance of not only peaceful sleeping but also good health. A baby or infant will often cry out for reasons that are not always clear, leaving parents puzzled and sleepless nights after a restless night. One cause of this unrest is sleep disturbance, which can be addressed by certain, simple measures on the part of both parents and caregivers.

Here are some tips on how to get your baby sleeping through the night:

1. Getting your child accustomed to sleeping

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Get your child accustomed to sleeping in the same room as you. This will also help him sleep without any interruption. This will also help you monitor your child easily during sleep.

2. Setting up a bedtime routine

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Setting up a bedtime routine helps avoid any last-minute hassles for your infant, and he will get accustomed to the time when it is time to go to sleep. It also helps in avoiding crying spells.

3. Sleeping through the night is not difficult, but it takes time!

Sleeping through the night is not difficult, but it takes time! Try to get your child accustomed to sleeping for a long period. It can take up to 3-4 months for this routine to get established. Meanwhile, put him in his crib when he gets drowsy and does not make any noise. He will naturally fall asleep, and you can enjoy your sleep as well!

4. Teach him the difference between day and night

Teach him the difference between daytime and nighttime activities. This will avoid confusion in having adjusted sleeping hours at night. Do not play with your baby during the nighttime or do not make too much noise. It will teach him that it is time to sleep, not play!

5. No food at night

Do not feed your child during the nighttime if he wakes up suddenly or cries in the middle of the night. If you are on a breastfeeding routine, then do not take any extra sessions or skip any feedings.

6. Let your child sleep with you during the initial days

Let your child sleep with you during the initial days. It will give him a sense of security. The best place for this is your room so that you can easily monitor his activities and check on him frequently if he cries at the night. Once he has learned the nighttime routine, he will sleep on his own.

7. Keeping the bedroom dark and comfortable for your child is important

Keep your child’s room dark and comfortable so that he can sleep without any interruption. If you want to keep the lights on in the house at night, put a dim light or keep it outside of his room door.

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