We played games and gave my friend a note about motherhood's life. I thought about the sleepless nights we had. And would like to give her some ideas about this.
Many people told us many different ideas, what we tried and use is to let our baby cry. One of our friend gave us a book that she used for her 4 kids. All of her kids are really good kids and be right on the schedule. I and my husband were amazed when we visited their house. (That's why we decided to use their idea.)
Some more tips we used for our daughter are as below :
- We create a secure environment that allows sleep to overtake her. That is for helping her develop a healthy attitude about sleep. I read from some where that teaching your baby a restful attitude about sleep when they are young and both you and your children will sleep better when they are older.
As I mentioned above, we use Self-soothing method: Baby is put down awake and goes to
sleep by himself. Parents offer intermittent comforting, but are not
there when baby drifts off to sleep.
So-called "Advantages": If baby learns to go to sleep by
himself, he may be better able to put himself back to sleep without
parental help, because he doesn't associate going to sleep with parents
comforting. May be tough on baby, but eventually less exhausting for
- Involves a few nights of let-baby-cry-it-out
- Risks baby losing trust
- Seldom works for high-need babies with persistent personalities
- Overlooks medical reasons for nightwaking
- Risks parents becoming less sensitive to baby's cries
What about you? What's the tips that you use? I would like to hear from you.