You put the child in the bed, stroke him, give him a loving look and kiss goodnight, and leave. When you return to the child’s room in 10 minutes, your child cries – he/she doesn’t want to sleep.
How to solve the problem of insomnia of a child? And can be learned the satisfied and peaceful sleep at all?
Evening rituals help children fall asleep better. The child gets better at a certain daily rhythm to help him become aware of what activity will follow. Bathing is one of the typical pleasant soothing activities for a good night’s sleep.
Warm water, gentle massage with a light scent of oil evokes pleasant feelings. Breast milk, evening porridge, suitable foods (banana, nuts, cherries, etc.) for older children will contribute to a smooth sleep. You can also make your baby’s sleep easier, for example by reading a fairy tale, which should be the last step of your evening routine.
Suitable place to sleep
The baby should have a good place for undisturbed sleep. That means having the right bed, mattress, pillow, and sheets. In addition to these components, light, temperature, and room air also affect sleep.
Make sure that the child room is always well ventilated.
If possible, pull the curtains or blinds so that the room is completely dark. If a child is afraid of the dark, leave a small light on to give him the assurance that he/she can come to you at any time if necessary.
Remove from the child’s room all disturbing elements that could distract from falling asleep – such as mobile phones, tablets, televisions, etc.
If the child is used to falling asleep with the toy, always have it ready in the child’s bed.
In own bed or with parents
Parents often deal with the question of when a child should start sleeping alone in his bed in his room.
The breastfed baby feels safe with the mother and the mother does not have to get up every time to feed the baby, put the baby back to sleep, and put herself to sleep.
Your child will probably be ready to move into their own bed by the age of two.
What else can help?
If you want to be sure that your child is sleeping peacefully in his own room, then you have a constant urge to check on him every second. The constant running from the comfort of the couch to the bedroom, or from the bedroom to the children’s room, is tiring. Baby monitors will make this unnecessary effort easier for you. Thanks to modern technologies, there is no need to spend on overpriced baby monitors. If you have two phone devices you have your baby monitor – baby app monitor.
You do not need to buy any special equipment, use the devices you own – e.g. smartphone, tablet, laptop, Apple watch, Onvif/HomeKit camera.
Go to App Store or Google Play and download the app Annie Baby Monitor on both devices. One device is a parent unit and the other is a child unit. Pair the devices and the monitoring can begin!