It is a fact that a baby under six months rarely sleeps through the night. Besides the interruptions due to breastfeeding, he still does not have neurological maturity and does not produce melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. “Therefore, it is the caregivers’ job to establish routines and habits that induce the child to sleep, without changing the day for night”, advises Netfarma’s pediatrician consultant, Fernanda Catherino. And how to do that? Below are some tips from the specialist to make sleeping time for parents and children more relaxed.
Calmness before the nap
It’s important to darken your baby’s room before putting him in the cot – a way to get your biological clock used to day and night. Another tip is to make the environment quieter and calmer so that your child can relax. So, before taking a nap, avoid playing games that might wake him up.
Routines to the letter
Parents should establish sleep routines for their children. In other words, they should get used to lying down at the same times. This is another way to regulate the time of rest. A warm bath, a dry nappy and a change of clothes for pajamas are excellent ways to establish a routine.
Pull yourself together when you hear cries and grumblings
Don’t get carried away by any sound emitted by the baby, especially when you’re next to the babysitter. Of course: keep an eye out for intermittent cries, but try to control yourself before running out to see you in your crib. You will see that, in most cases, if it is not time for a feed or diaper change, it is just a vocalization and he will go back to sleep.
In the cradle itself
Get the little ones used to sleeping in their own crib from the first days of life. When taking a nap, avoid packing them in your arms at all times, this will prevent this from becoming a habit that will later be difficult to get used to.
Mommy and Daddy’s voices
Read or sing in a soft, low voice to your baby, even if he’s months old. Parents’ voices are often comforting. Put your baby in his crib, sit a little far away so he doesn’t see you. The reading technique induces sleep and can be used for many years, not to mention it’s a great way to arouse curiosity and cultivate the habit of reading.
Babies usually feel colder because their bodies are not yet mature enough to regulate body temperature, but be careful when filling them with comforters and blankets. Use common sense at bedtime to keep the environment comfortable. In summer, they will also suffer from the heat, so remember to keep the environment airy.
Another tip is always to pay attention to your baby’s health: colic, colds and rashes can disturb the little one’s sleep. The best is always to prevent any problem, so that the baby and, consequently, the whole family sleep well.
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