Here's the hard part....you might need to let the baby cry themselves to sleep. Too often, new parents rush in to comfort the baby only to have them go back to crying as soon as you put them back in bed. They usually settle down after a few minutes and sleep. This is always a lot harder on the parents than the baby. Give it a try and see how it works out.
limit naps,a warm bath and a cereal bottle.Even if you haven't started cereal yet a teaspoon of rice cereal helps.worked great with both my children and keeping them up as late as possible.but give the bath and bottle when your ready to put the baby to sleep
If the baby is fed regularly and diapers are changed from time to time and they are kept warm and dry they sleep nicely. Try to engage them in some sort of play in the evening so they can have good sleep in night. My grand son is 8 months and sleep from almost 10 pm to 7 am some times 8 O.clock.
Some babies sleep; some don't. I had two girls. One was put to sleep @ 10:00 (not a choice) and woke up 6 am; one was put to sleep and I had to check to see if she was okay in the morning. Babies have their own clocks. The bottle w/ a small amount of cereal is a good idea. I still don't think letting an especially young baby cry is a good idea (my pediatrician's suggestion!).
it depends on the age of the baby... newborns require consistent feeding and changes. They may be gassy, in which case you will need to "burp" them better or talk to the Dr about mylicon drops. Your baby could have colic, which happens fo some babies from about 3 weeks to 3 months... check out this site: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/crying-colic-9/expert-answers Try a few different things like back rubs, butt rubs (through the diaper - it moves the pelvis and gives them a bit of an all over massage as you gently move their tush in circles) foot rubs Keep on some soothing music like "baby motzart" and have a low level soothing colored light on. There are stuffed animals that give out a low level heart beat sound that soothes the baby. As babies get older and are feeding less you could try adjusting their nap schedules to help them sleep through the night, and as the above posters have recommended sometimes you need to let them cry.
Some babies like country music. My parents played country music quietly when they put my brother and I to sleep. I sleep through the night starting at three weeks, but my brother was three or four months old. ;o
1st rock them with a bottle and wait till they sleep if that dont work 2nd lay them in the crib and let them lay there if that dont work 3rd let them cry to sleep if that dont work let them lay with you for a little then put them in the crib and let them lay there
It depends on age. With newborns it just isn't gonna happen, you have to work around them. As they get older, play with them and engage them a lot while they are awake and they will wear out. As they get older, increase the amount of activity.
try rocking your baby to sleep,if that doesn't work try going & riding around til they fall asleep,then when u get home carefully take them out of the baby thing & put them in the crib.or you could get one of those things that spin above them & it lights up,there's animals,if they don't see it point it out.OR depending how old the baby is you can get one of those things that u put them in & turn it on & it rocks them back & forth w/ the same thing it has lil stuff hanging down that they can play w/.
OR, you can walk with them. Not just rock, but pacing, walking back and forth, room to room. Motion. I've heard people seriously suggest car rides to accomplish the same effect, although obviously getting them back inside is a challenge there.
Do I really have to explain the first answer wasn't serious?
When in the hospital delivering, have your doctor write very stern instructions that the baby NOT BE WOKEN to be fed. The baby will not be patterned to wake in the middle of the night to be fed, and will sleep through the night from the very start. Years ago, it was thought that the lower sugar levels in the baby when sleeping was dangerous, so nurses would wake the baby in order to force feed it and get the sugar levels up. This 50's thinking still hangs around. All you are doing is training the baby from birth to eat in the middle of the night. It takes MONTHS to break this behavior. Better not to start it in the first place.
I have alot of experience with this...both as a parent, grandparent and postpartum nurse; give the child a bath....it relaxes him/her. Remember not to leave unattended with a bottle. Babies like to hear the sound of the human heartbeat so lying him/her on your chest works too. They also like the warmth. Of course make sure he/she is fed, changed and is warm enough....not too warm. Check the baby's temperature to make sure that there is no illness.Sometimes little people cry because they don't like to be alone. Hope this helps.
a bottle. and when ever i have to babysit 3 yr olds and under I put a nightlight in their room (if they can like talk and are afraid of the dark of course) but I also cradle them and sing sweet songs about teddy bears and sleep, I have noo idea why that works but it does!!! And sometimes if their old enough for books I'll read them one about butterflies, i aslo have no idea why that works!! it works for boys and girls.
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Make sure the baby is well fed and warm, and then play classical music or sound of natures (running water, whale sounds, forest sounds etc).
Better yet, you can play the soundscapes channel on music choice (check the music channels on your cable provider or go to music choice.com and search for the soundscapes channel). It will knock any man or baby out cold.
My mother told me that when I was a baby, I was very silent at night. She doesn't know if it was just the way I was born, or if it was the way she put me to sleep, but she would always freshly change my diaper, give me warm milk, sing and cradle me until I fell asleep in her arms, and place me carefully in my cradle, and go to bed quietly. try that, I hope it works.
feed her before she goes to sleep..makes sure shes full but not over fed.. going for a drive does put them to sleep..mine used to cry for hours fihting her sleep, i put her in the car and she was out before we made it down the street., soothing music or jus a tv on helps..they hate complete silence.. and make sure its not too dark they get scared
Have you tried rice in the bottle? or giving the baby a bath right before bed? also, when my daughter starts whining or fussing and I know shes been bathes, fed, and changed. I let her be for a few minutes because you dont want to get in the habit of jumping at their every sound. Babies are smart they will continue to do that as long as you let them.. good luck!
ok after school i have to take care of a 3 month old & a 5 month old & the way i get them 2 go 2 sleep iz i just put one of them in the bouncy chair with a bottle of milk & the other i rock 2 sleep with a bottle.