Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
Are you having a hard time getting your baby to sleep, much less, stay asleep during nighttime? If this is the case, then you and your baby are both suffering. This does not need to continue any longer. There are several techniques you can use in order to help your baby sleep through the night.
Ferberizing is a method that has been named after the person who developed it, Richard Ferber M.D. This technique is said to be the most popular of all techniques used to help infants sleep through the night. Dr. Ferber, who is the director of Boston’s Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, came up with the idea that infants associate things with falling asleep. By creating a routine or a pattern, such as rocking infants until they fall asleep, they will become dependent on these things in order to get to sleep. The way to get your child to sleep through the night is to allow him/her to learn how to do so on his/her own. For further information about this technique you can read Dr. Ferber’s book “Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition”.
Learn How to Anticipate When Natural Sleepiness Kicks In
Author of the Book titled “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child”, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, recommends a preventive technique that can really be helpful to get your child to sleep through the night. The technique advocates parents never to allow their children to become so tired that it will result in more serious sleep issues. What you need to do instead is to learn how to anticipate when your child’s natural sleepiness is kicking in, and once he/she displays the indications associated with it, allow him/her to sleep.
Plan a Routine and Stick to It
Another method that can effectively help your baby sleep through the night is to come up with a well-developed routine that consists not only of when to put him/her to sleep, but what to do in order to make him/her sleepy. Playing active games during the day time and lighter activities just before sleeping will make it easier for him/her to fall asleep and stay asleep.