We have already discussed in detail how to make a baby go to sleep but previously we were talking about infants. As the baby grows up, they show changes in their habits and behavior. This change occurs at different stages and ages.
Once your child is around 3 months old, he will surely show signs of changed behavior. Once this happens, you would surely need to find new methods of dealing with them. One of which is how to make a baby go to sleep.
Change The Method
When we talk about changing the method, we do not refer to changing it entirely, but rather making some modifications that would aid in putting the child to sleep. To start off, we have to change the habit of putting the baby to sleep.
If they are 3 months old and you have been treating them according to the schedule, you should see that they put themselves to sleep. If this is not happening, then you have not executed the routine correctly.
Read our previous articles to get to know how to set the routine and how to make the sleep routine for your child. But for now, let us focus on how to make a baby go to sleep.
What you need to do is lookout for the signs of sleepiness that they show. These would be yawning, rubbing their eyes, etc.
When you see this, put them into the crib/basket and play a soft tune. You can pat their belly or stomach gently if you want. But otherwise, you should not do anything else and let the baby put themselves to sleep.
Cuddle With Them
Instead of lifting them up and carrying them around, you should cuddle with them. This would release beneficial hormones such as dopamine which would reduce the stress level (if there is any) and make the baby relaxed and calm.
Talk To Them
Research has proven that talking gently with the babies has a very positive effect on their brains. They not only tend to be obedient but also more cooperative and happy.
Saying phrases to them such as “Baby! It’s time to wake up” and then waking them up in a shower of gentle and light kisses is one of the best ways to deal with the babies.
Hold Your Horses
As always, patience is a virtue in this scenario as well. You do not have to rush to put them to sleep or get frustrated if they are unable to do so by themselves. Allow them some time as you did before and they will surely adapt to this new method as well.
If you remain calm, give the baby some space, and follow the steps mentioned above, the process of how to make a baby go to sleep would be much easier. Not just easier but it would also be much quicker than you expect.