Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 7:22 am
Therefore, it will be better for you to make a consistent routine so that she/he can sleep well. There are several important things you have to do to make a routine for your baby to sleep. The first thing is to keep her/him busy on the day.
Most of babies have a lot of energy to do either outdoor or indoor activity. You can take her/him for a walk to the playground or park. The second step is to determine the good time for your child to sleep. There is a time in which your baby prefers to sleep.
Just like adults, some are prefer to sleep as night owl and some others are like morning people. For this reason, you have to make a lightly later bedtime for child who can’t sleep earlier and a little earlier for a child who can easily fall asleep by 7:00 P.M. After considering the bedtime, you also have to adjust the times and lengths for a nap.
If your child has taken her/his nap and then has trouble to get sleep at night, you can try to shorten the lengths of the nap. Instead, you can make the nap time one hour earlier. On the other hand, if your child can’t take a nap even for a short period of time in the afternoon, it will be better for you to rejuvenate as well as keep him happy before the bedtime.
Right after you consider the time and arrange it into a schedule, you can start the bedtime routine. You can start it right after the dinner. Begin it with some sequence of activities which can lead her/him to bed gradually.
While doing your routine, you have to be consistent. If you have successfully developed this routine for your child, it will be an important step for the “winding down”process of your child. Another important thing you have to do is to make a shooting environment for comfortable sleep.
A pleasant, calm, and secure environment will make your child get to sleep faster. If she/he has favorite items, you can give her/him to accompany sleeping. The last thing to do is to make her/him sure that you are always be by her/him as she/he needs you. You can tell her/him that you will be there when she/he needs you. It can provide her/him a feel of secure. By dong this, you can ensure that your child will sleep comfortably.