Sleep is essential for babies; it not only helps them replenish their energy but also makes them fresh for new mischief. If your baby sleeps well and at fixed times, it will assist in his or her growth and development. Additionally, you can get some rest too. It may take time for your baby to make sleeping a routine, but it is possible through sleep training. Here’s what you must know about it:
Understanding sleep training
A routine in which you teach your baby to fall and stay asleep throughout the night is termed as sleep training. While some babies may get used to this routine quickly, others may have trouble learning and settling down. The trick, however, is never to stop practicing the routine with your baby. Sooner or later, they will adapt to sleep training.
When should you start the sleep training routine?
Every baby is different and so are their learning capabilities. Ideally, a 4 or 6-month old baby can be introduced to sleep training. By this age, babies start sleeping for a longer duration and begin to develop a regular sleep cycle. These signs indicate that the baby is ready for sleep training. So, take clues from your baby and start sleep training as early as possible.
Making your home environment conducive to sleep
This is the most essential part of sleep training as your baby will learn only if his or her environment is sleep friendly and comfortable. Set the stage for successful sleep training with the following suggestions:
These practices can help your baby in the long run as it is something that he or she will continue as they grow up.