The Popular Problems and The Solutions of Training Newborns to Sleep Over Night
Most of parents meet the trouble to get their babies sleep over night. The main reason why children often to wake up at night is their shorter sleep cycle, 4 hours for each nap, comparing to 6-8 hours of older kids or adults. Although of that fact, parents may feel exhausted to take care their baby for a whole sleepless night and want to find out the solution for that situation. Nowadays, with the development of technology and science, the baby industry and experts in children health and sleep coach have brought back useful advice, programs and amazing products. You may know about the Sleep Sense Program, Cosi Bed Sheet… and wonderful Baby Swings. Especially for the first months of newborns, parents may want to purchase the parenting aides above to help their children go to sleep easily. You can click for more info best baby swing on 2016 market.
In our article today, we will not mention about baby products in the first paragraph but the solutions which you can apply immediately for your babies’ good sleep overnight. Our article will list the popular problems first, then the answers for them. Hope you will enjoy our suggestion!
1. Wake up when lose the pacifier – Stop using pacifier
Many parents use nighttime pacifier for the children above 6 months old to lack of the risk SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). But when the babies get older and do not need it any more, using pacifier can cause the intestinal infections; middle ear infections and yeast infections in mouth. And sometimes, they wake up at night because they lose the pacifier and cannot find it back. The longer you let your baby use the pacifier, the more it depends on that tool.
If you do not want to wake at midnight to soothe your baby when he/she loses pacifier, you can follow our tip. Janet K. Kennedy, Ph.D., and founder of NYC Sleep Doctor give us the advice. You can come to the baby room in the early morning when the sleeping time is 1 hour left, put in the pacifier. Your baby may cry lamentably and try to get out of pacifier. We know that it might be brutal, but after a couple of days, your baby will sleep with a pacifier or not!
2. Wake up by any sound – Use White Noise Sounds
If your baby cannot sleep through the night and tend to wake up when to hear any sound even the sound when you turn off the light, you may use the effect of the white noise sounds with low volume. So what is white noise and is it safe to use for baby? White noise includes all sounds that human can hear in the common range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. When you turn on the white noise, it will create a cover all sudden sounds which can wake you up and help you to sleep easily. And because it stand in the safe range and play it in low volume, we are sure that it is safe to use for baby. The white noise can come from hair drier, fan running or white noise machine. If you do not want to purchase anything, just find white noise soundtrack on the internet to free download.
3. Night time feeding is the only way to sleep overnight – Stop it!
Newborns have the ability to eat in sleeping until their second birthday. But it can become the problem for sleep-over-night strategy. Because baby tends to wake up when you stop feeding him/her. It will be too exhausted to feed the baby through the night and you want to change the situation. The author of “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies”, Kim West gives us the advice for that trouble. When your baby is above 6 months and your pediatrician permits you to stop nighttime feeding. At first, you should reduce the times of nighttime feeding slowly, then replace and the elements/formula of meals. When there is no milk in the meals of nighttime feeding, you baby will sleep overnight easier.
Follow our tips above, you can find the solution for your case and help you baby have a good sleep through the night.