Hey Mama’s !
Tonight this blog was created just for YOU!
Sometimes in life we struggle with pretty tough issues, but I don’t think there’s any issue bigger then trying to get your child to fall asleep on their own !
For me personally, I know that I LOVE to hold my son until he falls asleep; but I didn’t understand that it could hurt me in the long run..
STOP FOR A MOMENT-
1. Ever notice that when your baby wakes up crying in the middle of the night, they refuse their bottle but as you’re holding them they’re asleep? (Don’t even think about laying them back down)
2. Have you ever watched your baby toss and turn while sleeping as if they are looking or feeling for something that’s missing?
Well that’s the point mamas !! Your child is noticing that you’re not there and it’s freaking them out because it’s the same as if your partner went away for a few nights and you’d reach over to air.
It’s time to put on your big mama undies and get ready because the MOST important tip is to get ready to hear your baby ROAR !
Let your baby cry it out. I know the cry it out method seems like the most torture, but it actually helps.
Give your child something in replacement of YOU. We’ve given my son two blankets that he absolutely loves. One of them he loves so much, it ended up in the doctors office with us because he wouldn’t let it go. Your child will rub and snuggle up against this object (teddy bear, blanket, your shirt) and fall right off to sleep.
Play some white noise, dim the lights and exit the room. Never try and get your baby to fall asleep on their own while you’re in the room. It’s just like holding them and making quick eye contact (DANGER ZONE). I know white noise sounds cliché but it actually helps guys, it’s what the day cares use at nap time as well. You can find white noise machines on amazon for as low as $9.99.
With these three options in mind, you both should be just fine while figuring out what works for baby !
(Baby Nazz & Blanket @ Drs.)
I hope this advice leads you all in the right path of getting your toddlers to fall asleep on their own.
Never be afraid to try that “cry it out” method because it honestly works.
P.S- For those who may not know what the cry it out method is, it’s exactly how it sounds. Allow your baby to scream and cry for as long as you can stand it, then go back in to comfort your LO (little one) for a minute or two and put them back in their bed to reassure that they must go to sleep on their own but you’re still there.
Best of luck mamas, contact me if you need any other advice or have any questions for me !
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