North Dakota, North Dakota (KXNET) — Not as easy as 1-2-3. A few tips and tricks are needed for real success.
Sanford pediatrician Dr. Evan Logler said:
Welcome to Baby Beat. Here, KX discusses all things baby-related, answers any questions that come to mind, and provides his local resources.
On the first beat, we’re talking about sleep training.
It’s very hard to really establish a real routine, but it’s important to at least try to get everyone in the family to catch some z’s.
“When your baby is two months old, you don’t need a lot of training, but as a parent you need to teach him routines, structures, schedules, etc. Do you put him to bed at the same time every night, say 6:30? Let’s say 7:00 is a great way to start training and teach your baby what it’s like to go to bed at the end of the day,” says Dr. Roggler.
But sleep training is not only important for babies, it can also be troublesome during the toddler stage.
So what should parents do?
“As they get older, you’ll definitely want to be a little more involved in teaching them how to stay asleep…
“We remembered when we were toddlers that if we took a nap in the morning, we would go to bed at 7:00 at night, and if we took a nap in the afternoon, we would stay up until 10:00 or midnight, which obviously kept me busy for work or other reasons. It didn’t work out for us, and we found it easily,” said Bismarck’s mom, Victoria Veron.
Dr. Rogler says sleep training is very important because nighttime sleep and daytime sleep function very differently.
According to him, a lot of growth and development happens while you sleep at night, so in order for babies to learn certain things and grow in the way they need to, they need to rest and the body needs that time to recover. must be obtained and recovered.
But how do parents act about this?
“Be firm and it’s okay. Even if it means the baby has to cry a little, as if he needs to be mad at you for not bottle-feeding or feeding him right now.” It’s okay to let your baby learn self-soothing and self-calming behavior. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it there for a few hours to scream. No, but it’s okay for your child to fuss for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, trying to make sense of what it means to go back to sleep.
Bismarck’s mom, Victoria Veron, says her mom shared a great hack with her if that didn’t work.
“If you hold the baby and keep it on the bed, it’s safe in case they get stuck or something. You take them and go head over heels and do it three times. In two to three days.” Their biological clocks should reset, and eventually they’ll figure out their own days and times, become more active during the day, and sleep more at night for you.
Mama Beron says her little one actually laughed when she turned around, but wasn’t scared at all.
According to Dr. Rogler, the logic behind stories like this may be simple. If your baby is constantly facing right when he sleeps, the back of his head can become flat, which is a problem, and the muscles can become tight in his neck, which is also a problem.
So changing which side of the bed you sleep on or where your head is compared to your feet definitely has some benefits.
Well, before we wrap up the baby beats, we always leave you with some sage advice.
“They need to be in a very quiet, dark environment and they need to be comfortable. They need to be firm on a firm surface with a flat back No stuffed animals, extra blankets, pillows that only get in the way and are dangerous for the baby.A bed with mom and dad,” says Dr. Roggler. I was.
“I start by taking a nap, especially with young children, in the morning, because then they use up all their energy in the afternoon and evening, and they get tired and fall asleep very easily. Baby. For me, it’s hit or miss. Turn it on and off with your partner and make sure they follow you and support you while your baby doesn’t sleep through the night,” says Veron. Told.
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Moms, dads and caregivers, remember you are not alone.
According to the CDC, children who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk for many health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, poor mental health, and injuries.
They are also more likely to have problems with attention and behavior.
Visit this website for sleep training help and information.