Your Personal Parenting Style and How It Affects Sleep Training for your baby.
Any parent would understand when I say this. Some of the most taxing moments in raising a baby or child involve the topic of sleep training for babies.
Imagine a weekday when you have to wake up early for work and prepare for that so familiar day at the office. You have just dozed off after finishing up your preparations for that important presentation the next day.
You need to clinch that important contract and you need to be fresh to impress the clients. Suddenly, you heard something. You look into the crib and what do you see?
Your newborn starts wailing and you are startled awake. You have just fed him two hours ago, changed his diapers only an hour ago and he was sound asleep on mattress the last time you checked.
What could be wrong?!
You turned to your sound asleep partner and it is your baby duty night. You wearily trudged towards your infant who is bawling his eyes out.
Sometimes you wonder.
How can something so small make such a din?! You wonder if you can actually make it to the office the next day in tip top condition. Welcome to the world of parenting. If it makes you feel any better, you are not alone.
— Mum Tales (@talesofmum) May 27, 2016
And you really should as being a parent is one of the necessities and wonders of life that is important and you can only be really good at something if you truly enjoy what you are doing.
Don’t give up!
Whenever you feel so tired and wanting to give up, just remind yourself of the serene beauty of your child as he or she sleeps, the joyful gurgles he or she makes and the smiles that melt your heart.
Those images should counter the angst and frustration of trying to lull a baby who just would not sleep despite everything seemingly being fine and you just do not know what to do!
I’ve found this for you!
Do you panic?
Always remember that babies initially have an erratic pattern of sleep because they have not established a regular sleeping pattern yet. Their hypothetical biological sleeping clock has not been set and synced. The faster you help him establish a regular sleep pattern for him and you the better!
It is true babies need regular feeding and their sleep is more intermittent. But do remember that they sleep more. In fact much more than we do and this can be up to 16 hours per day.
Will you take this advantage?
Hence, take that as an advantage in your favor and stop worrying about them disturbing you at night. Try to feed them at regular times and encourage them to sleep at the same times every day.
This will help in making them adapt and establish their sleeping pattern which in turn will help you set your time around it. Once you achieve this, you will really savor the joy of being a new parent.
To sum it up, babies and sleep are not something that is impossible to tackle.
Yes, you can overcome.
All you need is a calm and relaxed attitude. Couple them with proper sleep training for babies. Thus, you will be well on your way to being a wonderful parent if not the best!