How to wean the child to sleep with his mother and teach him to fall asleep on his own in the crib
Often it is not easy for children to wean from a joint sleep. Babies who are used to sleeping with their mother and father do not agree to go to a crib. But, if you know a few important nuances and have patience, it is very realistic to teach a child to fall asleep independently.
At what age can you begin to teach a child to fall asleep in a baby crib
There are no specific recommendations as to how many months or years a child should be moved to a crib, because each child is different. Children who are on artificial feeding and fall asleep mostly with a pacifier in their mouth, in this case, rarely cause inconvenience. They will sleep peacefully and without close mothers. Although the replacement of my mother with a pacifier is not very welcome. The breasts, in turn, are different.
Some can easily be placed in a separate bed in 3 months, immediately after they stop worrying colic. Others want to be with their mother all the time, and their resettlement from their parents’ box will not only be problematic, but can also cause psychological trauma to the crumb. It is better to transfer such children separately after 3 years, when the baby is already consciously going to understand where he should sleep. Such resettlement can also be presented to the child in the form of a game.
How to wean a three-month-old child from a joint sleep with his mother
The first night that the child spent in his bed, even if by the morning he came running to you to lie down and get some sleep, should not be left without attention. We should praise him for his steadfastness and independence.
At the same time, it should be borne in mind that children have nighttime fears. It is necessary to approach this issue subtly, because you can not only not eliminate the problem, but also strengthen the child's nightly fears.
The next important stage is moving to a separate room. In this case, it is better to start packing it in your room for daytime sleep. The child should understand that sleeping alone is not so terrible, he will calmly fall asleep in the bright room from daylight and hear how behind the wall Mom quietly does his business. After the baby gets used to the room and makes sure that there is nothing terrible in it, you can put it there for a night's sleep.
In no case should not leave a baby or two-three-year-old cry in the crib alone. He begins to feel lonely and unnecessary, closes in himself. Thus, serious psychological problems are formed, and later, nervous disorders may appear. If the child is afraid of the dark, then it is better to leave a night light in his room. The baby should be able to turn on the light himself quickly and quickly in the room, if suddenly he becomes frightened.