It is hard enough to get a child to sleep, but it is even harder when you need to put them back to sleep. There are some instances that trouble babies when sleeping. Some of these are temperature, noise and especially wet diapers. These often give parents a stressful night or sometimes they get disrupted from finishing their chores, but parents are very eager to put them back to sleep to finish what they are doing. A complete sleep without interruption is highly essential for babies. It promotes their growth and boosts their immune system.
The first way to put the baby back to sleep is to find out what woke them up in the first place. Here are some causes that disturb a sleeping baby
Determining what causes a baby to wake up will give you a more concise look on how to put them back to sleep. Now that you know what can and may wake your baby up. Here are the things or ways to put a baby back to sleep:
If you want to put the baby back to sleep in an instant, do not pick them up just yet. Rub their forehead gently using your fingers. This will help them relax their eyes and close them afterwards and they will go back to rest.
If the baby cries, you can carry him or her and try to walk around. Rocking a baby to sleep is a way to speed up putting them back to sleep. However, keep in mind that you can't rock a baby intensely.
One of the best ways to put a baby back to sleep is to set them in a sitting position - cross their legs, place the baby on you lap and gently move you in a swaying manner. The baby will feel comfortable and the movement of your lap will put the baby back to sleep.
While cuddling the baby, try to sing a couple of lullabies. This will create a more comfortable feel for the baby. The sound of your voice will be very reassuring to them.
Do not rush the baby to sleep this since it will take them longer to stay up. Forcing them will make them irritated and all the more restless.
Once you have done these steps and the baby is soundly back to sleep, place them back to their crib. Support the child's head and back as you lay them down gently.