I believe many parents feel this way. If the baby in the family does not sleep well, the whole family will have to suffer. One day is fine. If this is the case for a long time, the whole family will have to work during the day.
Don’t worry, Dr. Clove shared 8 tips to coax you to sleep. The baby slept well and the whole family was at ease.
Skills a bag of warm swaddling clothes
Wrap the baby in swaddling clothes, can imitate the environment of the uterus, the baby is at ease, sleep naturally sweet. This trick is especially useful for babies who are crying after 3 months. When the baby is big, sleeping is not so easy to be disturbed, and you can slowly remove the swaddling clothes.
However, there is also a need to pay attention to swaddling clothes. Dr. Clove said before, click here to view.
Skill 2: Hands and Feeds on Voice
Sound can make people relax, attract attention and establish sleep association, which plays a huge role in baby sleep.
This is probably the most widely circulated method to coax the baby to sleep. When the mother sings softly in the baby’s ear, the gentle tone and unique voice will give the baby a sense of stability and help the baby fall asleep.
Of course, every baby is different. Bao’s parents should explore the most effective lullaby with the baby.
2. White Noise
This method also mainly achieves hypnotic effect by imitating uterine environment, which is more suitable for babies under 3 months old. White noise can also resist noisy environmental noise.
Common white noise includes the sound of rain, waves, hair dryers, washing machines, radios, etc. These sounds can be obtained by recording or downloading white noise software. Parents sometimes hum [hum] [hum] when coaxing their babies, which also has the effect of white noise.
Of course, parents should pay attention to adjust the sound level with different sleep states. Long-term exposure to noisy environment is harmful to the baby, so pay attention not to make too much noise.
Skill 3: Work hard on touch
By gently touching the baby’s face, limbs and body, the baby can relax better and fall asleep more easily.
Step 1 Touch your cheek
The thumb is placed in the middle of the baby’s forehead (above the eyebrows) and gently pushed to both sides to the temple with the finger abdomen, repeating 3 times.
The thumb is pushed outward from the baby’s chin along the face to the ear.
Step 2: Ear Touch
Hold your ears with both hands and gently pull and knead them. Draw a circle along the auricle with your thumb.
Step 3 Touch your arms
Gently knead along the meridians from top to bottom and stretch your arms. Draw a circle on the palm and back of your baby’s hand to open his arm. Hold a finger and pull it from the heel to the fingertip.
The legs and soles of the feet are touched similarly.
Step 4 Touch the abdomen
Draw a clockwise circle around the navel and touch the baby’s abdomen.
Step 5 Touch your back
Massage the back skin with your palms alternately up and down. Press the palms of both hands on the back and push them from the spine to both sides respectively.
Step 6: Chest massage
Place your hands near your ribs and push your palms alternately toward your shoulders.
Skill 4 Shake, Pat, Sleep Well,
Gently hold the baby and shake it and pat it to make the baby feel comfortable and fall asleep.
However, we should remind everyone that if the method of holding and shaking is used, it will be [hurting the enemy by 1,000 and hurting the enemy by 800]. For babies less than 6 months old, it can be used appropriately. If it is used too much, it is also a headache to form the habit of holding and sleeping.
If you have formed the habit of sleeping in your arms, Dr. Clove has also pointed out a clear way for everyone: quit resolutely!
Abstain from hugging and sleeping, generally according to this order: walking fast, walking slowly, standing and shaking continuously, standing and shaking occasionally, holding still, sitting and holding, lying and half holding, lying.
A pat is a more labor-saving method. The essence lies in not using the pat to urge the baby to sleep, but using the pat to tell the baby: Mom is here, don’t be afraid. Therefore, sometimes just put your hand on the baby’s back and cooperate with some humming to achieve the effect.
Skill 5 Let the baby coax himself
Babies suck nipples, with pacifiers and their own hands, which produce pleasure and calmness through sucking, and are also an important part of the comfort of small-month-old babies before going to bed.
Similarly, let the baby suck nipples to coax sleep should also pay attention to the degree, milk sleep thorny road must not go. Want to quit milk sleep? Look at this.
When the baby is 6 months old, you can give a doll or a towel to accompany the baby to sleep, which can play a soothing role. In addition, the mother’s clothes can also play a soothing role.
Tip 6 Attracting Attention
When the baby cries, it can often achieve miraculous effects by talking to him, making noises and changing the scenery to attract his attention.
The baby is attracted to attention for an instant and may stop crying. Then, with other methods of coaxing the baby to sleep, the baby will be able to sleep safely.
Skill 7 Relax to Sleep Well
If the child is anxious before going to bed, it will definitely be difficult to fall asleep.
At this time, parents can help their children find out the causes of anxiety and ask them why they don’t want to sleep. Are you afraid of the dark or monsters? On the one hand, it can help children relieve anxiety; On the other hand, it can increase parent-child communication.
After finding out the cause of children’s anxiety, it can be relieved by telling stories and games. Sleep picture books are a good choice.
Skill 8 Cry and Sleep Don’t Worry Too Much
The baby cries, whispers or mumbles to himself before going to bed, all of which release the emotions accumulated due to drowsiness. Only after releasing the energy of these emotions can the baby sleep peacefully.
Therefore, parents should accompany the baby, don’t interrupt him, believe that the baby can sleep.
If the baby really can’t sleep, you can wake him up and don’t keep coaxing him to sleep with the baby. Try to coax him to sleep later, slowly reduce the excitement of activities, turn to quiet, and then wait for the right time to let the baby sleep.