Tuesday, July 23, 2019

to teach your baby to fall asleep

Sleep sound - the key to the health of the baby. Recommendations to parents how to organize the time of the child in order to avoid problems with falling asleep. Ritual before bedtime.


Every adult knows how healthy and restful sleep is important for good health. The little man, especially up to one-year-old, sleeps more than half of his life, and he needs a full sleep like air. On how well the baby slept, his harmonious physical and emotional development depends.

Many parents know firsthand how difficult it is to put a baby to bed. Up to about 6 months, the baby still does not distinguish between day and night, sleeping 16-20 hours a day, in small intervals from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

He is often disturbed by an organism that has not yet come to the “norm”, is adapting the digestive and nervous systems, and the musculoskeletal system is being actively formed. Despite the fact that the organism and the daily regimen at this age are only being formed, it is important from the very beginning to pay great attention to how you put your baby to bed.

Proper organization of time before bedtime from the first days of life will help avoid problems with falling asleep in the future.

To take care of the future dream of a baby is already from two weeks of age. Teach the baby to distinguish between day and night: during the day, place it in natural light and sound environment, and at night, turn off the light and keep silence. Pretty soon, the child himself will connect the night with rest and sleep, and the day - with activity. After a couple of months, the child will begin to slowly get used to the regime, but he can still wake up several times during the night: it is quite normal if he wakes up 3 to 6 times. If the baby begins to wake up more often than he needs to eat, try to teach him to fall asleep on his own.

Do not accustom the child to motion sickness, as an obligatory signal necessary for falling asleep.

Many sleep specialists, somnologists, agree that sleep disorders in infants and young children are, as a rule, associated with behavioral stereotypes. Indeed, in the first months of life, the child wakes up for feeding very often, and only after he is satisfied, having listened to the song and having rocked in the cozy mother's hands, he again falls asleep peacefully. But over time, he no longer needs to eat so often, and waking up becomes a kind of habit.

Refusing to sleep becomes a habit until the parents feed him, shake and lull him to sleep. The parents themselves taught the baby to fall asleep in response to certain soothing "signals". Experts JOHNSON'S® Baby believe that they can also teach him to fall asleep on their own. For this, 

it is enough to change the wrong stereotypes of behavior and to organize the day schedule and time before bedtime.

Starting from 3-6 months, it is recommended to switch to a clear daily regimen. Feeding, laying in bed, waking up - everything should obey a single schedule, and with time the child will develop a habit that will help him fall asleep more easily. Of course, the mode should not be "stick": closely follow the desires of the baby himself, but try to protect the child from everything that can agitate him before going to bed, do not start games and noisy mess.

The attitude towards the bed in which the baby sleeps is also important. Use it for its intended purpose, try not to play with him on the bed, do not feed him in it. Let it be the "temple of sleep", which the child associates only with tranquility and peaceful dreams. Try to maintain a constant comfortable temperature, lighting, and silence in the room.

Even swaying the baby, put him in a bed not sleeping, but only falling asleep.

It is best to put the baby in the crib and move away so that the crumb falls asleep in the crib alone, that is, independently. Gradually, independent sleep will become the norm for him. Waking up at night, the baby will fall asleep again independently, and will not require the attention of parents. Somnologists call this "complacency".
Think of the ritual before bedtime and try to stick to it every day. In each family, the sequence of actions will be different: it depends on the habits, age, and health of the baby. For babies under a year, experts recommend the following bedtime ritual:
  • Warm soothing bath with a gentle crema.
  • A relaxing massage with moisturizing oil.
  • Change the diaper and the last day feeding.
  • Lullaby or bedtime story.

Warm soothing bath with gentle crema

A great hypnotic is swimming in warm (but not hot) water. Daily bathing stimulates blood circulation, improves the skin condition of the baby, develops its nervous system. JOHNSON'S® Baby experts recommend using Johnson'S® Baby shampoo of the “Before bed” series with lavender aroma for bathing. Lavender has long been known for its calming effect. The composition of these funds also includes a unique formula "No More Tears ™", which will protect the eyes of the baby in case of accidental foam.

Relaxing massage with moisturizing oil

Immediately after the soothing bath, you can make your baby a soothing massage with baby oil. Apply a small amount of oil on the palm of your hand and gently massage your baby's skin with stroking movements. Baby massage will not only prepare the baby for sleep but also allow you to establish a more gentle and trusting relationship with the baby. Thanks to the aromatherapy effect, JOHNSON'S® Baby oil "Before bed" with lavender aroma will set the baby in a calm and healthy sleep.

Diaper change and last day feeding

You can use suitable Baby Powder with the scent of lavender and chamomile. It perfectly absorbs excess moisture, protecting the baby's skin from irritation and maintaining a feeling of freshness.

Lullaby or bedtime story

A great way to calm the baby is to sing a quiet lullaby or tell a fairy tale. It doesn’t matter that he still does not understand the meaning of your words: the quiet and gentle voice of his beloved mother will act soothingly.
Repeat these simple and pleasant actions every day, and after 1-2 weeks the baby will get used to the ritual and will gladly recognize familiar procedures, tune in to sleep and ... fall asleep quietly.

Baby has been working on children's sleep problems for many years. During this time, dozens of studies have been conducted and an effective program has been developed that allows parents to forget about sleep disorders in babies. Try to follow our advice, and from six months on, use the JOHNSON'S® Baby “Bedtime” product line. Shampoo, foam, soap, oil, milk, cream and JOHNSON'S® Baby powder of the “Bedtime” series, specially created for children's skin, have successfully passed clinical trials, hypoallergenic and pH-neutral. The extracts of healing chamomile and lavender, which are part of them, have a mild sedative effect.

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