Make sure your child feels cheerful, relaxed, and loved before bed
From the beginning of the second month of a child’s life, night sleep becomes more regular and can last in one piece for six to seven hours. This means that the child gradually stops waking up because of the night meal, and during the day the sleep time is more regular.
Rhythm – Usually these are two periods of shorter morning sleep, two afternoons, and one long night’s sleep. A child goes from 20 hours of sleep to 18 hours. Around the fourth month, night sleep extends to the first hours of the morning, and at six months, the child’s sleep approaches the rhythm of an adult and he sleeps mostly at night.
A night’s sleep – He usually falls asleep around 8 pm and sleeps without problems until the next morning. After six months, sleep difficulties often begin, or baby teeth erupt, or there is a fear of separation from the mother, so the child sleeps less, 14 to 15 hours a day. In the beginning, the child will fall asleep whenever he feels the need to sleep. Around the ninth month that changes. Because of excitement, tension, or simply because of the desire to be with you, the child manages to stay awake for a long time.
Tricks – Then the difficulties related to going to bed can start, and at least half of all children will complain more or less before going to bed. Here are some tricks to prevent this:
– Make sure that the child feels cheerful, relaxed, and loved before going to bed;
– Adhere to the same actions that announce going to bed every night;
– If the child has a soothing habit, allow it;
– Invent a ritual that will serve as a soothing habit: listening to a lullaby, covering a favorite toy that will sleep with him …