The biggest challenge as new-born parents is to let your newborn baby sleep. What is the best time to bring the baby to bed, how long does a small child sleep on average? The opinions about the best method are well-divided. Let’s examine three well-known methods.
1. The sleep method of Ferber
Richard Ferber is a physician and also the director of the Center for Sleep Disorders in Children at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. His method is one of the most popular ways to sleep a baby. It is advisable to start this method if the child is between three and five months old. The first night lets you cry the baby for five minutes. Then you rest your child without taking it in your arms. After a few minutes you leave the room, wait for ten minutes until the baby stops crying and you enter the room again to calm the child. Pay attention; It’s not your intention to pick up the child. The next time you increase the waiting time to fifteen minutes.That’s the period you will use until the child falls asleep. The second night you repeat the same schedule with the difference that you start with ten minutes and build up to twenty minutes waiting. The third night you start with fifteen minutes and you build up to twenty-five minutes. You continue this method until the baby rests and you can sleep well.
2. The sleep method of Weissbluth
Marc Weissbluth is a pediatrician who believes that you should start with a good sleeping pattern immediately. The main feature of this method is to let the baby sleep before the child is really tired. A child who wakes up too long becomes over tired and can not rest himself. In a newborn baby, it is a continuous period of ninety minutes to two hours. Take note of the signs of fatigue including lack of concentration, less smile, less involvement and a reduced rate. If you notice this, put the child asleep in the standard ways like a teat, gently rock or sing.
3. The sleep method of West
Kim West is a child and family therapist with the premise that you will not only cry to the child. The method starts with babies from six months and focuses on the proximity of the parents. First put the child in the cradle, you will sit right next to the cradle and calm the baby with your voice. Do this for a couple of nights, then place the chair a little backwards.You will always put the chair for the nights a little further to the point you leave the room.Then you can stay outside the door and sleep yourself. The idea is that the child trusts you are in the neighborhood. The process goes very gradually so the child feels comfortable.