Many parents dream of ideal children, but more often the latter do not meet expectations. Maybe we want a lot? One of the problems that most parents face is that children don’t want to fall asleep on their own.
Before going to bed, many children ask to read a book, sing a song. Sometimes this process takes quite a long time. Do I have to fight this? I think yes.
My eldest daughter is growing quite independent child. Of course, before bedtime we read books, but then she falls asleep herself. I think this is normal. But the younger problem began with the birth.
She fell asleep only in her arms, she needed to be rocked, lulled. The worst thing was that she only slept when I was near. Gradually, we began to fight it.
What to do?
First you need to be patient and confident that everything will work out. I have ensured that now my daughters fall asleep themselves. Of course, we read bedtime stories, but afterwards they calmly fall asleep themselves.
Of course, all children are different and each one needs an individual approach. But, in my opinion, the regime is necessary. Sleep better laid at the same time. We go to bed at ten o’clock in the evening. During the day, you also need to sleep at a certain time.
Preparation for sleep
An important role is played by the preparation for bed itself. A few hours before sleep, you do not need to play outdoor games. We draw, read or fold a mosaic. No new impressions are needed before bedtime, they only excite the child, which then prevents to fall asleep.
Immediately before bedtime, we put toys in their places. We drink a cup of tea. Then we clean our teeth, put on our pajamas and go to bed. I read or tell a fairy tale. Everything! Even if the girls have not fallen asleep, you can leave them in the room, they fall asleep on their own.
Well, if the baby has a favorite toy. Children calmly fall asleep when she is around. The eldest daughter has a favorite doll, she always takes her to sleep with her. The youngest has not yet acquired such a toy. Favorite toy makes the child more calm and confident.
If the mother does not manage to teach children to fall asleep on their own, you can connect the father to this process. Perhaps it is he who can make the child fall asleep calmly.
If the child is still small, then maybe you should not teach him to fall asleep on his own, it will take a little time, and he will come to this.
I wonder how you put your children to sleep?