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  • How These Parents Avoid Bedtime Fails So Everyone Gets A Good Night's Sleep

    One mom had a problem with her baby's sleeping and Smart Parenting Village came to the rescue.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
How These Parents Avoid Bedtime Fails So Everyone Gets A Good Night's Sleep
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  • No one will blame parents if they want to celebrate each time their baby sleeps through the night. But, it is a challenging journey, as one mom shared on Smart Parenting Village, our Facebook group.

    3 mom-recommended tips to get baby to sleep through the night

    The mom's 1-year-old son doesn’t like to sleep early and would wake up in the middle of the night. The result: grumpy and restless parents. So she asked her fellow members what they do to avoid bedtime fails. We compiled the answers we love the best.

    Make a bedtime routine and stick to it

    "Mahihirapan kayo sa umpisa pero super worth it pag may routine ang kids na maayos. Pag matutulog na kayo (let's say 10 p.m.), no more gadgets, be in bed at least 30 minutes before bedtime, tapos off [ang] ilaw, hele if needed pero dapat wala nang distractions. Gawin niyo yun consistently, magbabago yung routine nya." — Christi A

    "Just dim the light and warm bath po. Pag nagising ng madaling araw, feed them milk then lights off ulit [and] try to ignore [them] but still ensure safety. Once kasi you engage them, talagang makikipaglaro sya." — Ysa M.

    Lessen activities that stimulate your child’s brain at night

    "Don’t let them eat food/snacks that are too sweet at night. Make it a habit too like kailangan 8 p.m. nakahiga na kayo, lights off and no one's using gadget na even you and your husband. Consistency is the key." — Kathrine S


    "Do not do activities na po at night that can trigger their brain to be awake, especially watching or [using] any gadget." — Verma CS

    "Play white noise or instrumental lullabies by 8 p.m. Do calming massages or punasan sya before bedtime para ma-relax. 'Pag nagising ng 2 a.m., 'wag niyo pagbuksan ng ilaw. Mawawala lalo antok nya pag may light kasi." — Katherine BU

    Set up sleep signals to condition your child’s body

    "Mornings: the room or house should be bright. Give him activities, let him play a lot para spent ang energy. Then before bedtime, the mood in the house or in the environment should be calmer. Less to no noise, so no gadgets na. Then pag sleep time na, lights off. You have to be consistent with these signals, so your LO’s (little one’s) body clock will get used to it." — Ayeen VR

    "We let natural bright sunlight sa bahay. Open curtains to brighten the areas. On time sa meal, sa snack, milk, and nap. Amazing talaga yung natural sunlight sa umaga parang conditioned kami ng anak ko to start the day -- sa chores ako and sa playtime naman sa side ng anak ko. By 8 p.m., lights off. 'Pag di pa talaga siya antok, just let him be, especially pag nasobrahan yung nap niya sa afternoon. Pero 'pag around 9 p.m., wala na talagang play." — Gentri D

    "During the day, monitor your baby’s awake time. The more na pigilan mo yung naps, the more that they tend to get overtired and mas mahirap matulog sa gabi." — Lea B

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    Turning Off The Lights Can Help Train Your Newborn To Fall Asleep Faster

    BABY SOS: When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?!

     Your Baby Sleeps All Night. Then He Suddenly Keeps Waking Up Again. What Do You Do?

    Parents' answers compiled by Czainnah Gajito

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