How to put 1 year old baby/Toddler to sleep?

Updated: May 26, 2019

It is always a struggle to put the kids to sleep. But not always if some essential things are taken care of.

Fill their tummy:

A kid cannot sleep if he/she is hungry or half-filled. Make sure to give some kind of solid food/milk before their sleep time.

Check the diaper:

Check and change the diaper before sleep time to make them comfortable and get relaxed sleep.

Do not push them:

It is not easily possible to fix a time for their sleep. Change the environment to sleep mode by switching off the TV, lights, and obviously mobile phones.

Pampering:

Some kids need pampering like they want to sleep on mom/dad, or they want to lie with them to get warmth and comfort.

Make them tired:

Yes! Play with them and keep them engaged. This will increase their desire to eat and sleep soon.

Night watch:

Most of the kids wake up once or twice during their sleep. It is necessary to know their wake up time and give milk/solids to get them to sleep again. Try not to make them fully awake and cry. Some kids wake up just for water.

Thumb Sucking:

Some kids might eventually develop a habit of thumb sucking when they are in need of soothing or going to sleep. Make sure to release their thumb after their sleep.


*All the above mentioned points are from personal experience!


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