Natasha Beck is a parenting enthusiast who loves to help First-Time parents, epically moms, with her effective parenting tips and about developing healthy food and sleep habits for babies. She runs www.drorganicmommy.com and is married to Brandon Beck. She likes to do gardening in her free time and loves to share her knowledge about all these subjects.
In one of her blog posts about the importance of Nap and Quiet Time for a Baby, she talks about how you can help your baby improve and maintain their sleeping routine. She explains in detail the step by step process that you need to follow to ensure a healthy sleeping routine for your baby.
When your child is in growing stage, his mind and body are developing. And with this development, comes a sense of curiously which is a part of the evolving stage for a child. They start feeling the chaos around them and their mind starts getting flooded with questions and thoughts.
It is your job to make sure that you help your child deal with these questions. You need to provide them answers that are honest yet simple enough to help them understand.
Here are some of the things that would help you develop and maintain a healthy sleeping routine for your Baby.
- Observe your child’s behavior. Listen to them and pay attention to what they are trying to say. Kids are not the best at explaining how they feel. You as an adult need to figure out what they are trying to say. Try to understand their questions and their actions and explain to them the answers to questions that pop up in their mind.
- Try to set up a routine and make your kid stick to it. Forming healthy sleeping habits is the first step towards creating a healthy life for your baby. Once you have set up a routine and a rhythm, you need to make sure that you kid follows that routine no matter what. You don’t have to force it. Just explain to them the importance of routines and healthy habits. Ids tend to follow what feels right even more so than adults.
- Most first-time parents tend to worry too much about the sleep of their child. Worrying is ok to some extent, but if your kid has a good sleep the night before and plays the entire day and stays active, he probably doesn’t need to sleep. The sleep requirement varies for babies and you don’t have to force it on them that they have to sleep during the day no matter what. It just won’t be good for their growth.
- If you want your kid to have some rest because they feel tired, and you don’t want to force, you can try telling them about the importance of rest and how it would help them feel better when they wake up.
- If there are any distractions during the quiet time that you have set for your baby, take them away. You can allow your kids to read books or you can talk to them until they fall asleep.
- It is important that your kids feel calm and comfortable when sleeping. Keep them away from loud noises and harmful distractions like cell phones and stuff. These things are just not good for little babies.
- Again, once you have a routine in place. Make sure that you get your baby to stick to it. They would want to stay up, but it is your job to make them realize in an effective way that sleep is just as important as anything else.
These are just some of the things that you need to keep in mind when getting your baby to develop a healthy sleeping routine. It is essential for their best growth and their physical and mental development. Lastly, you need to make sure that the sleeping routine that you are going for, for your baby, it shouldn’t be something that your force upon them. You have got to make your kid willingly go to bed, and you can only do that by effectively explaining to them about the importance of good sleep.
You can visit Natasha Beck’s blog to learn more about Parenting, Motherhood and healthy food exposure for your babies.