Baby head massage
Massage your baby’s head with your hands as much as possible and gently begin stroking. Start from the forehead to the back of your baby’s neck at a slow, rhythmic pace with your every breath. You can do this while holding your baby to get him ready for bed or when he’s already in his crib.
This contact with your child’s skin will help reassure them with your presence and provide them with a safe, warm, and secure environment. Your baby will quickly feel comfortable and fall asleep.
Use a tissue to wipe your baby’s face
As we all know, sleep plays a very important role in the physical and intellectual development of children. One father went viral using the simple trick of swiping a thin and light tissue over his child’s face to soothe and put him to sleep.
This is because a light touch to a baby’s face, such as their head, forehead or bridge of their nose can be very calming and instantly drowsy. However, it’s important to remember that all babies are different and some babies may become uncomfortable with this act.
Baby face massage
This technique is easy to do, and it’s even more effective if your child is already a little drowsy or drowsy. Gently use your fingers to gently massage your baby’s face with small movements. Start with your thumb above the child’s mouth and swipe down the jaw. Repeat from the center of the chin towards the jawline.
Next, you can bring your thumb from above your temple down to your nose and across your forehead. With this technique, the child falls asleep very quickly and sleeps soundly. You can try it out!
Try the “2 letter word” method
You may find that using sounds like “oomm,” “hhmm,” and “shh” can help you lull your baby to sleep quickly and effectively. They have a comforting effect because these soothing sounds can sound like a mother’s blood circulating around the uterus, which is why we should repeat them about 80 times a minute (much like a heartbeat). adult average).
Use the sound of running water
Before being born, the baby spent more than 9 months in the womb. Contrary to popular belief, the environment in utero is not at all quiet. The baby has heard the sound of the mother’s heart beating, the noise from the activity of the digestive system, from the music that the mother hears, from the sounds that the parents talk.
The sound of running water is classified as white noise – that is, background sounds that have a calming effect or enhance concentration. Another fact about newborn sleep that many mothers do not know is that babies usually wake up every 40-45 minutes. And because they do not know how to put themselves to sleep, suddenly waking up like that will make the baby quite alarmed, uncomfortable and will cry for a long time. The white sounds work to help your baby fall back to sleep faster and prolong sleep time seamlessly.
Gently swaying in your arms
Like placing the baby in a cradle, this technique also creates a sense of disorientation in the baby, making it easier for the baby to fall asleep.
You can do this technique like this: Place your hand on your baby’s bottom and gently rock it back and forth. At first, the baby may wiggle a bit, but keep it still for a while, the baby will get used to it and fall into a deeper sleep. This technique also creates an emotional connection between the parent and the baby and the warmth that is transmitted also helps the baby sleep better.