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Extremely sorry for being late on this piece, Shambhavi is teething these days and has become quite a fussy , consumes my all day to sooth her.
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Coming to the topic of today, how to put baby on sleep fast or easy.
I am not gonna tell you all things about the parenting or anything or everything you can find on internet itself.
I am going to share all my personal experiences I have had with Shambhavi.
Since the birth Shambhavi is a non sleeping kid. It was hell of a ride for me to put her on sleep. Because like any regular Indian family I had no one with me to assist during my postpartum days. It was just me and my husband doing all the necessities that time.
Yes, you read it right I was alone with newly born Shambhavi for first 2 months of her life and Hitesh (Husband) assisting me in the night time as much as he can.
Shambhavi used to nap for 2-3 hours and then paly for 2-3 hours, before every nap in her starting days. In those 2-3 hours I made her play, eat and change her diaper. infants sleeps for this much time in the starting period.
If your baby is not sleeping for this much time then following may be the reasons:
- Baby is hungry :- usually infants gets hungry after they pee or like every 40 mins to 1 hour time span since fed. So you have to keep a check on watch every time you feed her to plan a next feeding.
- Soiled Diaper :- Diaper is soiled and baby gets uncomfortable with it. usually diaper should be changed in every 1-2 hour if baby is awake, every 2-3 hours if they are napping.
Tip:- Pampers have diapers which has a yellow line on the diaper and when its completely soiled it changes colour to green, which makes our life quite simple. ain’t it?
3. Gas :- Babies gets gas and bloating easily. which makes them uncomfortable and sleepless.
Home remedy :- Boil carom seeds and drink if your baby is a breastfed and if baby is formula fed then make him or her drink one table spoon
4.Tired :Yes, that’s right, these little creatures gets tired by just lying on the bed. Rubbing their back gives them immense relief.
These are few of the many reason which hinders the good sleep.
Its most important for the mothers to maintain a sleep routine of newborn. But with newborn babies is quite difficult to establish a bedtime routine because as of now babies are getting through the environment adaptation and many other changes. But after 3 months from my experience I could say that you can maintain and establish a routine. Following are the ways I tried personally.
Establishing the Sleep Routine :-
You may feel ready to introduce a bedtime routine when your baby is around 3 months old. Getting them into a simple, soothing bedtime routine can be helpful for everyone and can help prevent sleeping problems later on. It’s also great one-to-one with your baby. Here are some things to try:
A warm bath before bedtime :- That’s a saviour for me, anytime in a day as well till now, I want her to sleep I just give her a clean up with warm water and she sleeps after that.
Changing into night clothes and a fresh nappy,
Brushing their teeth (if they have any),
Putting them to bed,
Reading a bedtime story,
Dimming the lights in the room to create a calm atmosphere,
Giving them a goodnight kiss and cuddle,
Singing a lullaby or having a wind-up musical mobile that you can turn on when you’ve put your baby to bed.
Settling a baby aged 6-12 months
As with younger babies, it helps to talk quietly and cuddle your baby to help keep them calm.
Try the ‘hands-on settling technique’ and, as your baby calms or falls asleep, move away. If your baby starts to become distressed, return and continue to comfort your baby using patting and calming sounds before moving away again. Some babies may need you to stay close as they fall asleep.
As your child gets older, it can be helpful to keep to a similar bedtime routine. Too much excitement and stimulation just before bedtime can wake your child up again. Spend some time winding down and doing some calmer activities, like reading.
Next question comes up is that how much sleep is enough.
How much sleep is enough?
Just as with adults, babies’ and children’s sleep patterns vary. From birth, some babies need more sleep or less sleep than others. This list shows the average amount of sleep that babies and children need during a 24-hour period, including daytime naps.
Birth to 3 months
Most newborn babies are asleep more than they are awake. Their total daily sleep varies, but can be from 8 hours up to 18 hours. Babies will wake during the night because they need to be fed. Being too hot or too cold can also disturb their sleep.
3 to 6 months
As your baby grows, they’ll need fewer night feeds and be able to sleep for longer. At this age, most will sleep 14 to 15 hours during the day and night. Some babies will sleep for 8 hours or longer at night, with 2 to 3 shorter sleeps during the day. By 4 months, they could be spending around twice as long sleeping at night as they do during the day.
6 to 12 months
At this age, night feeds should no longer be necessary, and some babies will sleep for up to 12 hours at night. Teething discomfort or hunger may wake some babies during the night.
Babies at this age can sleep for around 12-13 hours in total over a 24-hour period.
And from now your life will become much more easier than before 🙂
Motherhood is a joyful ride with all the bumps during the journey 😀
Enjoy it to the fullest, and keep watching these little creatures growing inti beautiful human beings. 🙂
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