One of the hardest things about parenting is getting your baby to sleep through the night when they’re just an infant. For some newborns it’s easier than others, but for many, it can be a grueling process—especially for new parents. However, there are a few steps one can take to help move things along, and here’s one of them.
Maintaining a Schedule
You need to realize that your baby shouldn’t be the one calling the shots. Sure, it may seem that way when they simply refuse to go to sleep, but all you need to do is make a schedule for them and stick to it. Babies, just like adults, are habitual, and thus will respond to a schedule when it’s in place.
Just because we, as adults, know that it’s time to go to bed at nighttime, doesn’t mean babies know this. You need to train their cute little baby minds to expect certain things to happen at certain times. Feeding at 8 AM, nap at 10 AM, another feeding at 11 AM… you get the picture. If you stick to a solid schedule, then all you have to do is make sure to put them to bed at their scheduled time. It may take some time for them to get used to it, but eventually they’ll get it and will be sleeping straight through the night!