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How to postpone so as not to wake up ...? Dilemmas of the infant's parent


When the child is sleeping, he does not call for food. He doesn't cry, he doesn't whine. It goes without saying. Therefore, these precious moments when the toddler embraces Morpheus are at a premium. There is peace, silence, you can enjoy the sweet view of a cute little smiley face or go to another room and do something not directly related to the role of the parent. You can do a lot ... but first you need to peel off the sweet body from yourself (when the toddler falls asleep on his hands) or move the child who decided to go to rest outside the designated place, too extreme even for the open mind of a young mother or dad.

But how do you put down a child so that he doesn't wake up? How to avoid the problem with:

  • squeaking with tired knees,
  • our baby freely fluttering hair tickling the nose,
  • stepping on a screeching toy,
  • a loud ad packet that just starts when you start the "mission" of moving,
  • not fitting in the door and hooking the baby's legs on the door frame,
  • loudly putting away the plate after dinner by her husband,
  • the old man's scream, who has something important to tell you right now.

Every parent knows that there are many risks arising from moving a child to bed. The risk is the greater the more we care, and the probability theory makes Murphy's Law work flawlessly.

How to increase your chance of success?

Teach your child to fall asleep in the crib

This is a tip from the category - I am not a parent, but I will speak. Or one that can be considered ... below the waist.

It is widely known that a child usually has our plans for his naps in his nose. It knows when and how to fall asleep and is not going to worry that mum and dad would give a lot, so that the baby can fall asleep peacefully in his cot. It does not work like that.

Another advice?

Do not put down too quickly

A child sleeps differently than an adult. His sleep pattern and behavior observed at the time of falling asleep are quite different. The infant, when falling asleep, usually makes little coordinated movements, breathes quickly, and its eyeballs move, i.e. the sleep cycle begins with light sleep, from which it is easy to wake them up. Only later does the child fall asleep with "harder sleep" - the breathing slows down, the muscles relax, the knobs do not move.

How to check? How do you know that your child is sleeping soundly and can be moved?

At the stage of deep sleep, gently raising the toddler's hand will not wake him up from sleep, the muscles will be flaccid, and the "heavy", inert hand. This is a good time to try to move your child to the cot. One note. The infant's sleep cycle lasts 60 minutes (adult 90 minutes). This means that during an hour, the child once enters a light sleep phase, during which it can easily wake up.

Otherwise - starting to move the toddler during the hard sleep phase, we cannot guarantee that the baby will not go into the light sleep phase. Oh, such an additional difficulty. Unfortunately, nobody said it would be easy. Therefore, you need to act as quickly as possible and at the same time calmly enough not to wake the baby. Good luck! :)

And you, how do you put off so as not to wake up? :) Do you have your patents?