Making a baby fall asleep can sometimes become a tedious job for some parents. However, there are a few tips by which you can overcome this problem quite easily. Here is some advice for training your baby to fall asleep.
Getting sleep when you have a baby is difficult, if not totally impossible at times, and those months of no sleep can really start to wear you down as a new mom. If you're not into the latest sleep training methods, and prefer gentler methods of putting baby to sleep, keep reading.
Try a white noise machine
While some parents swear by turning on the dryer or a fan on the other side of the room, there is a baby sound machine that has wonderful white noise to help lull baby to sleep.
White noise masks the sound of everything from footsteps to the toilet flushing in the middle of the night, ensuring you and your little one gets a good night's sleep.
Figure out where baby sleeps the best
Some babies sleep better in their own beds, while many others prefer to sleep in mommy's arms. The trick is to not be rigid with where baby sleeps.
Instead, be flexible, try different places and choose the one that lets you and baby get the sleep you need. Remember, there is no wrong place for the baby to sleep, as long as it's safe.
Don't have such high expectations
Your baby is not going to stick to the sleep schedule you set just because you want them to. You need to adjust your expectations, and know that your newborn is not going to sleep through the night or for hours at a time.
As your baby gets a little older, his sleep schedule will even out, but don't try to force it at this point.
Lively during the day, settled at night
You can't expect your baby to sleep well at night, if he is amped up when he falls asleep. Keeping the baby lively during the day, and calm as the day wears on is the best way to get him into a routine that will work for you both.
Don't forget to take care of yourself
When mommy is stressed and upset, it affects the baby, because he takes his cues from you. Try to stay calm, take time for yourself, and try to sleep when the baby sleeps so you can keep up when he's awake.
These are just a few tips to help you lull your baby to sleep at night. Remember, he's young and a settled sleep schedule will come with time.