Whining, turning into demanding crying, motion sickness and persuasion, persuasion, persuasion – a situation when a child does not fall asleep on his own, can thoroughly ruffle the nerves of all household members. After all, instead of doing household chores (or each other), mom and dad are forced to keep the watch at the cot.
Do you know this problem?
Answer very honestly:
- Often, your child does not fall asleep well, and as a result you do not get enough sleep?
- Scarce does not want to go to sleep in the evening or fit long and tiring?
- Does your child refuse to sleep during the day?
- You have long puzzled over the question of how to teach a child to fall asleep on their own?
- Do you think that the time has come to “move” the baby to a separate bed, but do not know how to do this?
If you gave an affirmative answer to at least two questions, it’s time to move from words to actions. There are four very effective methods that explain in detail how to teach a child to fall asleep on their own!
But to find out which one is right for you, take a simple test.
1. In your opinion, should the baby sleep “on schedule” or at will?
a) My child must sleep according to his personal schedule (if you choose this option, then go directly to question number 3).
b) The needs of my child are important, but he must begin to adapt to the family routine of life (go to question number 2).
2. Do you easily tolerate the cry of your child?
a) It is not easy, but I cope (go to question number 5).
b) I can not hear him crying (go to question number 7).
3. How does a child behave if you leave him alone in another room?
a) Calmly. He quite often remains alone in his room (go to question number 4).
b) He begins to cry if I do not hold him in my arms or are not nearby (to question number 5).
4. Would you like to sleep with your baby as long as possible?
a) Yes, I believe that this allows us to maintain a special connection between us (go to the “Without Tears” calming down method).
b) No. I love my child very much, but I think that he should become independent as soon as possible (go to question number 6).
5. Is your child crying more away from you?
a) yes. As soon as he realizes that his mother is far away, immediately begins to whimper (go to question number 8).
b) No. For example, during the daytime he can sleep peacefully in another room (go to the Ferber method).
6. Have you been thinking for a long time about how to teach a child to fall asleep alone, and are ready to move him into his own room?
a) no When we sleep together, it is more convenient for both of us: he is calmer, but I don’t have to get up and go somewhere to feed him (go to the method “Without tears”).
b) Yes, I am ready for this (go to the method “Long farewell”).
7. How do you react when a pussy starts to cry?
a) I immediately take him in my arms to calm him down (go to the method of “Long farewell”).
b) For some time I wait and give him the opportunity to calm down on his own (go to the method of “complacency”).
8. Do you and your spouse have one look at where the child should sleep at night?
a) Yes (go to the method of Ferber).
b) No (proceed to the “complacency” method).