The importance of the mode of the day
The quality and duration of night's sleep largely depends on how the child spends their day. Day infants usually consist of feeding, wakefulness and sleep. The ideal would be this sequence, because during sleep the whole body, including the gastrointestinal tract, can relax.
Nutrition is one of the important components of the mode of children's day. A properly configured regime of feedings will help your baby to learn to correctly relax. Today is a very popular feeding on demand. Undoubtedly, this method has its advantages. However, it can hardly be attributed to a strong and long-lasting night and daytime sleep. The child gets used to eat often and little by little, and hunger can prevent him to sleep. If the baby eats enough, he lost the need to Wake up for food too often.
The right diet, you must consider the age of the baby. Newborn babies need to eat approximately every 3 hours, including at night. Of course, at this time, the mother will need to Wake up and feed the kid. Later, however, the child begins to Wake up not from hunger, but from habit. If at this point to give him water or a pacifier, he calms down and will fall asleep again. Thus, his night sleep will soon cease to stop for food.
Day supply must also have a specific time schedule. It may not be hard: time feedings every mother can choose itself, on the basis of convenience for myself, my family, and crumbs. However, the presence of regime encourage your child to nutritious food and not the constant snacking, and help him to gain a sense of confidence that he will get the required food at the time.
Training toddlers to the day mode (sequence of feeding, wakefulness and sleep) at first it may seem difficult. And the hardest part of this is often putting the crumbs back to sleep. Many moms have a long time to rock their babies to carry them in the car or stroller with a single purpose — to be put down. This process is difficult and time-consuming. The best way out of such a situation will teach the child to fall asleep independently. To do this, just put the baby to sleep in the crib with a favorite toy, blanky or pacifier — who he loves, wish him good night and walk away from the room. Most likely, the answer will be a loud cry. Leave it unattended for a while. If the baby does not calm down, go to it in 5-10 minutes, a little rock, calm and again put. So, until you fall asleep.
After 2-3 days of schooling little one will fall asleep himself when you put him to bed! This is a very effective method, although it may not seem the most affectionate towards the baby. However, actually, a little suffering, a child will gain a very important skill — to fall asleep on their own, which will make its sleep more calm and desirable for the subsequent years of childhood. You also need to pay attention to the fact that the baby is asleep on the hands will probably Wake up as soon as it detects their absence. Therefore, it is better to teach him to fall asleep in the crib.
So, if the baby will get used to eat and sleep mode during the day, then he will probably learn to sleep the whole night. However, there are a few nuances.
In addition to the daily regimen for a healthy night's sleep is essential to two factors: active vigilance and comfortable sleep. Before you go to sleep, baby needs a "tired" to want to sleep. Make it Wake interesting, filled with new information and motor activity, and he will feel fatigue and need rest. However, just before bedtime games are the best to choose relaxing, not stimulating. You must also create the child a pleasant sleeping conditions. In a child's bedroom should be cool fresh air, dim light, the silence. Can also allow the child in-law with him in his crib a favorite stuffed toy, pillow, blanket. All this will help the child relax and calm and sweet sleep.