TIPS TO HELP YOU IF YOUR BABY WAKE UP AND CRYING IN THE NIGHT
Many of you may want your baby to sleep through the night. But as many new parents can tell you, it's a sight they don't see nearly often enough. Here is some tips to make your baby bedtime easier.
- Your baby loves to be gently rocked and swayed, its caused when your baby in womb, your walking motions lulled her to sleep. Keep noise and activity to a minimum and create some comfort rituals for him like reading a book or singing an humming a quiet song. Some babies also comfort on music.
- A little whimpering upon waking is normal. Although you should still go to your baby when she cries, give her a little time (five minutes or so) to whimper and cry. She may settle down on her own and go back to sleep.
- Rub your baby gently and speak softly to reassure her that you are there. She may have a favourite soft toy or blanket to snuggle up to at night. Such familiar things will make your baby feel safe.
- Put your baby to bed while she's still awake. This way she'll have practice falling asleep in her own bed. If she's fed or rocked to sound sleep, she'll expect the same service in the middle of the night.
- If you need to feed or change your baby, do it quickly and quietly, without turning on the lights. Don't talk to your baby or play with her at this time. This will teach your baby that nothing exciting happens in the night and that talking and playing only happen during the day.
- Babies don't care whether they sleep at night and stay awake during the day, or the other way around. It's up to parents to teach them which is better.