baby sleep

Making a baby sleep requires decreasing his level of cortisol, the hormone that keeps him revved up and prepared to travel, To decrease cortisol, It’s important to calm his senses.

Rocking the baby and singing a lullaby is also the best-known calming technique, but any style of sensory soothing can work.

In general, These are the best ways to make your baby sleep:

  • Swaddling (for infants).
  • Massage.
  • Any light, repetitive movement, like swaying or swinging.
  • Feeding (not until babies go to sleep, but just until they become drowsy).
  • Dimming the lights.
  • Playing soft sounds from a noise machine or app. (Turn off the TV.)

Let him cry

Sometimes the way to make your baby sleep is just letting the little one cry. Can you really do that? Even where you are supposed to try and detect why they are crying, and if it is a certain type of cry you just let them keep crying. Isn’t that really hard to do, especially as a mother?

That sweet little look

Think about it. You created this precious little baby. This sweet little thing just looks up at you, as though you are the most amazing thing you have ever seen. It’s not about wanting to spoil them, it’s just so hard to sit there and watch them, or rather listen to their cry. You know you need to sleep and your husband needs to sleep, but all you really want is for your baby to go to sleep, and not because you ignored her, or walked in detached, put a hand on her little back, and walked out.

Sometimes when babies, cry no matter, what their age, they give you that sweet little look or sad little tears and you just want to grab them up and wish you had a special little magic dust that would never make them cry again. Perhaps that’s why it gets harder as they get older, because they don’t act as they needed you as much as when only you could get them to sleep.

Maybe that’s why many moms and dads, even brothers and sisters don’t like the crying. Maybe it’s not so much an irritation that the little one is crying, but rather that you could take that little sad face away and make it happy again.

You should do what feels right

When babies sleep, they look so peaceful. There is nothing quite like watching a little one sleep. That’s why as a mom you will do whatever you can do to keep that peaceful look on their face. It’s the same reason why when they get older if they call you in the middle of the night crying, after a man she loved broke her heart, all you want to do is sprinkle that magic dust over her, to see that peaceful look again.
You should do what feels right when it comes to your baby’s sleeping. No book and no one can tell you what is right for you and your baby. If you want to pick her up and hold her when she cries from her crib, makes her fall asleep, then go ahead and do it.

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