bookmark_borderTips For Baby Skin Care

Babies have delicate and soft skin that needs a lot of care to stay healthy. A baby’s skin can become dry and sensitive due to various reasons and you need to carefully choose baby skin care products to keep your baby’s skin hydrated and smooth. We have some tried and tested tips for baby skin care that will help you to maintain the healthy skin of your baby:

Fewer baths are the way to go:

We know that you want your baby to smell amazing all the time which is why you bath him every day. If you do that, please stop right now. Your baby does not need a bath every single day because it can leave the baby’s skin dried out. Bathing every day removes the natural oils from the baby’s skin and makes it dry and vulnerable.

Giving a bath 2 to 3 times a week is enough during the first year of a baby’s life.

Choosing baby skin care products:

Choosing the right baby skin care products can be difficult because you want to be sure that the products are gentle for the baby’s delicate skin. The products should be fragrance-free so that they do not irritate your baby’s skin. They should also be free from alcohol.

Select a tear-free formula to prevent the baby’s eyes from irritation. Make sure to buy products according to your baby’s age and skin type.

Moisturize baby’s skin:

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Baby’s skin loses moisture 5 times faster than your skin. To make sure that the baby’s skin is well hydrated, you need to keep his skin moisturized all the time. A good moisturizer is essential for baby skin care.

Moisturizing a baby’s skin is extremely important especially right after giving a bath. Keeping a humidifier in the baby’s room is also a great investment to ensure proper hydration for the baby.

Do not use powders on baby skin:

You have probably noticed that baby powders are an essential part of every baby skin care rack in stores. But experts recommend staying away from powders. There is a risk that babies can inhale the powder which can cause damage to their lungs.

There are many colognes available for babies that are mild smelling. You can use those colognes as an alternative to baby powders.

Wash baby’s clothes with gentle detergent:

Most of the time dryness is caused in babies because of the harsh detergent used to wash their clothes. Make sure to have a mild and fragrance-free detergent for washing baby’s clothes so that they do not have irritated skin.

You should also wash the baby’s new clothes with mild detergent before he wears them.

Diaper rash:

Diaper rash is very common in newborns. For diaper rashes, you will find many ointments and creams that help to heal the baby’s diaper area. Do your research and add the best diaper rash cream to baby skin care products. Make sure to keep the area clean and change the diapers frequently.

To wrap it up:

Baby skin care is essential to keep the delicate skin of the babies as healthy as possible. Make sure to use gentle products for the baby and do not give a bath every day. With some love and care, you can preserve the soft and precious skin of your baby.

bookmark_borderAll About Tummy Time For Babies

Every infant reacts differently to tummy time, some hate it while others love to be on their tummy. In any case, it is important to give lots of tummy time to babies.

Here is a guide about all the things you need to know about tummy time for babies:

What does “tummy time for babies” mean?

Tummy Time
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Tummy time for babies simply means laying down the baby on their stomach. It helps to strengthen the muscles needed to lift their head and they eventually learn to crawl and walk.

Tummy time also helps to relieve gas in babies and settles their reflux issues. Tummy time is great for babies with colic, it helps in relieving their pain.

Appropriate age of tummy time for babies:

Tummy time is safe for babies of any age. You can start giving tummy time to your baby as soon as you come home from the hospital.

How often a baby should have tummy time?

You can give tummy time to newborns for 3 to 5 minutes, twice or thrice a day. When the baby grows older, his muscles strengthen up and then you can leave him on his stomach for a longer time.

Keep a close look on the baby while he is on his tummy. If the baby sleeps while being on his tummy then put him on his back. Never let the baby sleep on his tummy.

Effects of tummy time for babies:

Tummy time for babies has many health benefits and aids in the growth and development of babies. Some of those benefits are as follows:

  • Tummy time teaches the baby to lift his head by strengthening various muscles of the baby.
  • It prevents flat heads in babies because when they lay on their back for too long there is a risk of developing a flat head.
  • Babies learn to roll over, crawl, and sit with the help of tummy time.
  • They learn to balance their bodies and movements.

Tips for tummy time:

Some babies hate to have tummy time so they might give you a hard time. If your baby does not like tummy time then here are few tips for making tummy time fun and comfortable for babies:

  • Make tummy time a part of the baby’s routine.
  • Avoid giving tummy time right after feedings because it makes the baby uncomfortable.
  • Make tummy time enjoyable by singing songs, using rattles, or lay down yourself with the baby to make it fun.
  • Move the baby to a different location so that baby enjoys his new view.
  • While giving the tummy time you can also massage the baby’s feet to encourage him.
  • If the baby has an older sibling ask them to join in baby’s tummy time.

Key Takeaways:

Tummy time for babies is great because it has many health benefits. Usually, babies love to lay on their tummies but if your baby does not like tummy time then try to make it a fun activity for him by using our tips. Do not get discouraged and keep trying, your baby will get used to tummy time very soon.

bookmark_borderTeething Troubles 101

Has your baby started throwing more tantrums than usual? Is your baby chewing on everything he finds around him? Then teething might be the reason. Teething is a natural process of tooth eruption from the gums of the baby and it can be very painful for the baby. Here we have prepared a complete guide about teething troubles for you to understand them better.

When do teething troubles start?

Most babies get their first tooth around the age of 6 months but it depends from baby to baby. Some babies might not have any teeth by the age of one. While some can have teeth as early as 3 to 4 months of age.

However, teething symptoms can start when the baby is only 2 to 3 months old. So it is difficult to declare a specific age for teething.

Symptoms of teething troubles:

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Teething symptoms also vary from baby to baby. Few babies can have no symptoms at all, while others might spend many months in pain.

So, here is a list of possible teething symptoms in babies:

  • Drooling
  • Biting/chewing on hard things
  • A slight fever (less than 101 F)
  • Crying and fussiness
  • Pulling the ears
  • Chewing on their hands
  • Coughing
  • Swollen gums
  • Lack of sleep
  • Refuses to eat

When to call the doctor?

If the baby has a high fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or congestion then these are not the signs of teething. You should call the doctor immediately.

How to soothe a teething baby?

Teething is a natural process that you cannot stop but you can try a few tips and remedies to temporarily relieve the baby’s pain. Here are some remedies that can help you soothe the baby:

  • Frozen food or teether: Applying cold things on the sore and inflamed gums of the baby can have a soothing effect on the baby. You can refrigerate the baby’s teether, drinks, and food which will soothe the baby for a while. Do not let the baby suck on cold foods all day long because it can weaken the enamel of the upcoming teeth.
  • Rub baby’s gums: You can rub baby’s gums with a clean finger. If the teeth are yet to come then you can let the baby chew on your finger. It soothes the itchy and painful gums of the baby.
  • Wet washcloth: Let your baby chew on a wet and cold washcloth to soothe their gums.

When all 20 teeth of the baby will come?

Teething troubles do not end with the eruption of the first tooth of the baby. They will continue until all the 20 teeth of the baby have erupted. So, your baby will roughly be around three years old when you and your baby will get rid of teething troubles.

Medicine for teething:

There are many numbing gels and medicines available for teething troubles. But experts recommend not to use any medicine because they are not proven to make teething pain better. Even if it is a homeopathic medicine you should still stay away from it.


Teething is a difficult process for babies and you cannot do much to help your baby. Few remedies can soothe the baby temporarily but nothing provides the permanent solution. So, hang in there you will get through this phase of teething troubles soon.

bookmark_borderScreen Time For Babies – Good or Bad?

The biggest problem that parents face nowadays is that their babies love screen time. In some cases, babies start crying and only settle down when they are given some screen time. But screen time may have some long-term effects on babies that can also lead to developmental problems.

Here we have gathered all the information about screen time for babies.

Is screen time bad for babies?

If your baby is older than 18 months then it is fine to give him controlled screen time because he will learn a thing or two by watching informative shows.

But if your baby is younger than 18 months then it is recommended to completely avoid screen time because there are harmful effects of screen time for babies.

So, let’s discuss all the effects of screen time on babies.

What is the effect of screen time on babies?

Screen Time For Babies
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Screen time has some positive but mostly negative effects on the development of babies. Here are few bad effects of screen time for babies:

Social anxiety: Babies who get addicted to screens do not have interaction with real people. When they are watching TV they will not be able to focus on the things and people around them. Parents usually do not sit with the baby and discuss the show that they are watching on TV. Due to watching screens alone for a long time, babies become socially and emotionally distant from people.

Delayed speech: Babies do not effectively learn to speak by watching a screen. They learn to speak when parents or caregivers talk to them with attention. Babies pick words from your vocabulary and try to copy them. If a normal baby learns some words by the age of 12 months then a baby who has screen time might not speak even after he is 1 year old. So, screen time causes delayed speech issues in babies.

Sleep issues: Baby’s sleep is majorly affected by excessive screen time. Sleep is very important for the normal growth and development of babies. The light emitted by the screen causes hindrance in the production of melatonin due to which the babies have a hard time falling asleep. So, if they have too much screen time during the day they will not get enough sleep during the night.

How much screen time I can allow for my baby?

Babies who are below 18 months should be given 0 screen time. While babies who are older than 18 months can be given 1 hour of screen time in the whole day.

However, it is the recommended time but in real life, screen time for babies can be a necessity sometimes. When a mother is alone with the baby and she needs to complete some tasks but the baby does not let her do anything, she will ultimately choose screen time.

In such situations when you have to give screen time make sure the baby watches a bigger screen i.e. TV with minimum brightness.

How to limit screen time for babies?

Now, you must be wondering how you can limit the screen time for babies. Here are a few tips that might help you to avoid screens:

  • Distract the baby with toys
  • Plan fun activities for the baby
  • Meet friends and family
  • Take the baby out to a park
  • Plan play dates with other babies
  • Let your kid create a mess
  • Find a good daycare


Screen time is harmful to babies and you should try your best to avoid it as much as possible. You can also try our tips to limit screen time for babies.

bookmark_borderEverything You Need To Know About Colic In Babies

Does your baby cry too much and you are not sure about the reason? Are you tired of having sleepless nights and hearing the unlimited shrieks of your baby? Then your baby might be suffering from a colic problem. Here, we have provided all essential information about colic in babies that you need to know.

What is meant by colic in babies?

When a healthy infant cries uncontrollably without any apparent reason and does not settle down with any consoling or distracting techniques, then he might be colic. Colic is not a disease, it is just a behavior that has no solution other than passing the time. This problem starts when the baby is 2 to 3 weeks old, peaks at 6 weeks, and declines when the baby is 3 to 4 months old.

What is the cause of colic in babies?

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The main cause of colic in babies has never been declared with surety. But it is believed by many experts, that the basic reason for being colic lies in baby milk. Formula-fed babies are colic due to an allergy to cow milk’s protein. While in breastfed babies, it occurs due to the reaction to some specific food in the mother’s diet.

There might be other causes as well including gas, lactose intolerance, or the baby’s sensitivity to light and sounds. But the main cause of colic in babies is still not confirmed.

Symptoms of colic in babies:

Here are few symptoms that you will see if your baby is colic:

  • The crying lasts for 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, and 3 weeks consistently.
  • Crying without a reason (baby is not hungry and the diaper is also clean)
  • Crying occurs in the afternoon or evening
  • Baby tightly closes his fists while crying
  • The baby passes gas while crying

Remedies for colic in babies:

Being unable to soothe your fussy baby can make you feel guilty. Watching your baby cry can be painful for parents but there are some remedies that you can try to help your colicky baby:

  • Take care while feeding the baby: Babies swallow a lot of air during feedings which is why they experience gas issues. You should burp the baby during and after the feedings to release the excess swallowed air.  
  • Tummy time: Give tummy time to the baby as it puts pressure on the baby’s tummy and helps the baby to pass the gas.
  • Attention: Babies need love and attention from you. Make sure to give them many cuddles and kisses to make them feel loved. It makes the baby feel secured and also helps in calming the baby.
  • Swaddling: Swaddling solves many newborn problems, so learn how to swaddle the baby effectively. It gives a feeling of comfort and security to the baby.
  • White noise: It helps to calm down the baby. They find the humming of white noise very soothing.
  • Give a pacifier: For colic babies, a pacifier might be a lifesaver. There is a high chance that they find sucking on the pacifier soothing.

When to call the doctor?

To be sure that your baby’s excessive crying is due to colic, you should pay a visit to the baby’s pediatrician and let him examine the baby. The doctor might be able to diagnose other underlying medical conditions as well.

Key takeaways:

Though it seems to be an unending issue, it will get better with time. You have to pass these tough days of parenthood with some patience and keep on trying these techniques to soothe your colic baby.

bookmark_borderGiving A Bath To The Baby – A Step By Step Guide

A newborn baby’s skin is very soft and it is difficult to firmly hold the naked baby. First-time moms find it quite hard to give the first bath to their baby without any help. They feel worried because the baby can slip from their hands. But after giving a bath to the baby for few times they become a pro at it.

So, if you have a newborn and you are wondering how and when you should give a bath to your baby then you will find your answers in this article.

When to give the first bath to the baby?

Babies come from a warm environment of your womb, they need around 24-48 hours to regulate their body temperature and adjust to the sudden change of environment.

It is recommended by WHO (world health organization) that you should wait at least 24 hours before giving a bath to the baby.

Benefits of bath time for babies:

Giving A Bath To The Baby
Giving A Bath To The Baby

Giving a bath to the baby has many benefits apart from a simple cleaning. Few benefits are given below:

  • Bathtime helps in developing a special bond with the baby.
  • Bath comforts and soothes a fussy baby
  • There is a lot of sensory play involved in bath time which helps in enhancing the baby’s fine motor skills.
  • Giving a bath to the baby also induces sleep which is why it is a part of the bedtime routine for most parents.

Things required while giving a bath to the baby:

Few things are usually required while giving a bath to the baby. Here is a list of things that are required for a bath:

  • A bathtub for baby
  • Soft baby towel
  • A sponge
  • A cleansing gel specifically made for a baby’s delicate skin.
  • A shampoo for the tiny hair of the baby.
  • Diapers and clothes
  • A washcloth

Basic steps for giving a bath to the baby:

Now let’s go through the basic steps for giving a bath to the baby:

  • Gather all the required things: To get started, make sure you have all the required things near you. Think about all the possible things that you might require during the bath, keep all of them at an arms distance.
  • Fill the baby’s bathtub with water:  To avoid putting the baby in too hot or too cold water you should check the temperature of the water with a digital thermometer. The temperature of the water should be around the normal temperature of a human body. Fill the bathtub with water up to 2 to 3 inches.
  • Put the baby in the tub: You need to be very gentle and hold the baby firmly. Put baby’s feet in the bath and then slowly slide the baby in the bath.
  • Start with the face of the baby: Always wash the baby’s face first before the water gets too soapy because you don’t want the soap to go into the baby’s eyes.
  • Gently clean the body: Washing a baby’s body is easier than cleaning his head and face. Take the cleansing gel in your hands and gently massage it on the baby’s body, then rinse the body.
  • Pat dry: Once the bath is finished, pat dry the baby and moisturize his whole body. Put the diaper and clothes on the baby. The baby is ready for the day.

Final words:

It is obvious for parents to get worried about giving a bath to their newborn because there is a risk that the baby can fall or slip through their hands. But with a lot of care, you can become successful in giving a bath to the baby by following all the steps described by us.

bookmark_borderGuide To Buy The Best Feeding Bottle For Your Baby

Parents always want to use the best products available in the market to ensure the safety and healthy development of their babies. Parents face a lot of confusion while buying products related to diet, as they are not sure that which product will suit their baby. While buying the feeding bottle, you will see many options but you should do your research beforehand to avoid last minute confusions. You should be able to find the best bottle in terms of material, size, and shape. Here is a guide for you to choose the best feeding bottle for your baby:

  • Glass or plastic bottles: In terms of material, you have two options of feeding bottles i.e. glass and plastic. Glass is surely free of chemicals and easier to clean or sterilize. But glass feeding bottles can be dangerous too because if they fall from a baby’s hand they can break and might hurt the baby. While plastic does not break but it has some chemicals that might be harmful to the baby.
  • BPA-free: If you want to buy a plastic bottle make sure that it is BPA-free. BPA means Bisphenol-A which is a harmful chemical that has adverse effects on a baby’s health. A BPA-free bottle means that it is not made up of hazardous chemicals.
  • Small bottles: For newborn babies, always go for smaller bottles i.e. 4 to 5 ounces. You can buy bigger bottles when the baby gets a little old.
  • Broader neck bottles: The bottles that have broader necks are easier to clean. So, if you want to make the cleaning process easier then you should buy the bottle with a broader neck.
  • Angled neck bottles: Angled neck bottles are great for colic babies. Owing to their shape, angled neck bottles do not allow the creation of air bubbles in the bottle, which leads to less gas in babies.
  • Choose the same brand of breast pump and bottle: If you plan to express milk then always choose the bottles and breast pump of the same brand. In this way, you can pump the milk directly into the bottle.

Are plastic bottles good for babies?

Earlier, plastic bottles used to have harmful chemicals called BPA. They had bad effects on the baby’s brain and overall health. But now, you can find various brands of baby bottles that are BPA-free and safe for babies.

However, if you still don’t feel comfortable using the plastic feeding bottle for your baby then you can opt for glass bottles.

Recommendations for the best feeding bottle for your baby:

Here are our recommendations for the best feeding bottle for your baby:

  1. Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottle:

The anti-colic vent system in these bottles has been proved to reduce colic in babies. These bottles are BPA-free and have a consistent flow. The brand won many awards for these amazing bottles. So if your baby is having colic problems, then this may be the best feeding bottle for your baby.

Best Feeding Bottle For Your Baby

This reputable brand of feeding bottles has many types of bottles. They have natural bottles that resemble a breast which is why these bottles are great for breastfed babies. Bottles for colic babies are also available that help in controlling reflux and digestive issues in babies.

These bottles perfectly mimic the shape of the breast and give a natural effect to the baby. They are also great for colic babies because there are dual anti-colic vents that prevent unwanted air intake.

So, these were our recommendations for the best feeding bottle for your baby. You can try and select the bottle that fits your preferences.

Final words:

Being mindful of all the products that you buy for your baby is a great practice. You should always do your research before buying anything for your precious babies.

bookmark_borderSleep Training A Newborn – Is It Possible?

The early days of parenthood are usually the toughest, it is when you and your baby both are learning to adjust to your new life. It is overwhelming as well as exhausting and on top of that, your newborn has a weird sleeping schedule. To make life a little easier for yourself you must be wondering that is it possible to sleep train a newborn? We will let you know that whether sleep training a newborn is possible or not:

Sleep training a newborn:

Even though having a good sleep for long stretches at night sounds amazing when you are extremely sleep deprived and tired. Unfortunately, sleep training a newborn is not a good idea because the baby is too young to learn such basic life skills yet.

Why sleep training a newborn is not possible?

Sleep Training A Newborn

Here are few reasons that why it is not a good idea to try sleep training a newborn:

  • Newborns have tiny tummies that need to be fed at least every 2 hours. They cannot sleep all night long without having milk which is why it is not possible to sleep train them just yet.
  • These tiny creatures are unaware of the difference between day and night. They might sleep throughout the day and then stay awake all night because they cannot stick to a sleep schedule. They will go to sleep without being bothered about day or night.
  • Newborns cry when they are hungry, in pain, or irritated. Their only way of communication is crying and you cannot ignore them because there is always something that bothers them when they cry. Hence, you cannot let them cry while trying different sleep training methods.
  • Very young babies are unable to self-soothe, they need your help in sleeping just like every other task. They feel a sense of soothing and security when they are close to you which is why you cannot expect them to go to sleep themselves.

Teaching good sleeping habits to a newborn:

To make your baby a good sleeper it is important to teach them good sleeping habits as soon as they are born. Sleep training a newborn is not a good idea but you can teach good sleeping habits to them and they will become good sleepers in the longer run. So, let’s see what are those sleeping habits that you can teach to your newborn:

  • Difference between day and night: Help your baby to learn the difference between day and night by opening the curtains every morning. Let the sunlight come inside the house and give your baby lots of playtime during the day. While at night it is time to relax and unwind, remove everything that would distract the baby, and let them get drowsy. Also, keep the baby’s room a little dark and quiet during the night.
  • Be consistent with bedtime: Try to put your baby to sleep at the same time every night to help them understand their sleep schedule. Do not let them have a nap close to bedtime, let them play and get tired so that they can sleep easily at night.
  • Bedtime routine: Having a bedtime routine is a great way to make the baby understand that it’s time to sleep. Bedtime routine includes giving a bath, reading a book, breast/bottle feeding and then going to bed.

The bottom line:

Sleep training a newborn is not possible because they are too young to be able to soothe themselves. They need you for going to sleep as much as they need you for every other task. But it is never too early to incorporate good sleeping habits in your baby’s life.

bookmark_borderBest Fatty Foods For Babies To Gain Weight

Are you a mother who is anxious about the weight of your baby? Your baby is getting older day by day but his weight is still not increasing as per the required standards? If the answer is yes, then this is the right place for you. Here, we will tell you about the best fatty foods for babies to gain weight.

When to worry about the baby’s weight?

Best Fatty Foods For Babies To Gain Weight
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As a general guideline, the weight of your 3 months infant should be around 12 lbs, for 6 months baby it should be around 18 lbs and the weight of a 1-year-old baby should be almost 23 lbs. You must have a weighing scale at your home and continuously track the baby’s weight to ensure healthy development. If you observe that your baby is not gaining weight, you must share your feelings with the baby’s pediatrician immediately.

You should always worry about your baby’s weight. The diet plan should be balanced in such a way that your baby gets all the essential nutrients they require to maintain a healthy life. If you want your baby to gain weight, fatty foods are the best option for you. Let’s have a look that what are the best fatty foods for babies to gain weight.

Are fatty foods healthy for babies?

There are different types of fats present in foods which are monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, trans fat, and saturated fats.

Trans fats (present in fried and processed foods) are very harmful to a baby’s health so they should be avoided while saturated fats (high-fat meats and dairy products) can be used sometimes.

Whereas, monounsaturated (nuts, avocados, vegetable oils) and polyunsaturated fats (Omega-3 & Omega-6) are great fatty foods for babies to gain weight. There are numerous advantages of monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats for everyone’s health.

The best fatty foods for babies to gain weight:

You have started giving solids to your baby but you are worried that the baby is not gaining enough weight. You compare your baby with other babies of the same age and they appear to be healthier and chubbier than your baby.

Fatty foods help in increasing a baby’s weight. Now, you must be wondering that what are the best fatty foods for babies to gain weight. So, here is a list that we have prepared for you to choose the best fatty foods for babies to gain weight:

  • Dairy: Full-fat dairy products help babies in gaining weight. Cheese, full-fat yogurt, full-fat milk, and butter are healthy forms of fatty foods for babies. To give your baby extra calories, you can add cheese on top of their rice, soup, or pasta. However, dairy should not have “added sugar” to it.
  • Meat: Chicken legs and turkey are high in calories which is why they are a good choice of fatty food for babies to gain weight.
  • Nuts: Nuts provide Omega 3 and Omega 6 to babies which are a healthy form of fat. Crush the nuts into smaller pieces then give them to your babies. You may also add them to the milkshake if your baby doesn’t like eating them.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is a great option for fatty foods because it has abundant calories and health benefits. You can add olive oil to every meal of your baby rather you can cook your baby’s meals in olive oil.
  • Avocado: Avocado has an incredible nutritional value, it is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. It is great for weight gain in babies.

Bottom line:

A healthy weight gain is important for every human being but it is crucial for babies because they are in their developmental phase. If you want your baby to gain weight then you can give them fatty foods to increase their weight. Fatty foods are amazing for weight gain, and we have provided you a list of the best fatty foods for babies to gain weight.

bookmark_borderHelp! Sleep Training A Toddler Is A Battle

Even if your kid was a good sleeper when he was a baby, he might become the opposite as soon as he enters toddlerhood. There isn’t a single explanation to what is the cause of this change but there are a few tips and tricks that will help you sleep training a toddler without having a wrestling match.

Sleep training a toddler-Is it too late?

No, it is never too late to sleep train your kid. Of course, it will not be as easy as sleep training a baby but with some extra patience, you will get through it.

Methods for sleep training a toddler:

Sleep training a toddler cannot be the same as sleep training a baby. You cannot let your toddler cry and expect that he will get tired and go to sleep. No, he won’t go to sleep like that, he will resist sleep and start throwing extreme tantrums. So, here are few recommended methods that you can try for sleep training a toddler:

Sleep Training A Toddler
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  • Camp it out method: If your toddler was previously sleeping in your room and now you want him to move to his room, then he might be afraid to sleep alone. To solve this problem, you should try the camp it out method, which means you will sleep on a mattress in the toddler’s room near him. After 1 or 2 days, you can start sitting in a chair in your toddler’s room until he goes to sleep. Eventually, your toddler will get habitual of sleeping on his own in his room and he will not need you to sleep.
  • No cry method: In this method, the toddler does not cry too much. When he resists sleeping, you will just pick him up and try to make his mood better. After settling him down, try putting him to sleep again. It can be exhausting for the parents but this way the toddler will not cry too much.

Best bedtime routine for toddlers:

Kids like to have a well-maintained routine in their life. Having a fixed bedtime routine helps them to relax and sleep peacefully throughout the night. A good toddler routine also plays an important role in sleep training a toddler. Here are few activities that you should perform with your toddler every night before bedtime:

  • Bath them: Bath before bedtime is great for a baby’s health.  It is proven that babies who take a bath just before bedtime are good sleepers.
  • Make them wear their favorite PJs: Toddlers like to pick and choose, let them choose their night suit and make them wear whatever they like.
  • Give a bedtime snack: Giving a snack just before bedtime keeps the toddler’s tummy full for a longer time owing to which he will sleep longer.
  • Read a book: Read a storybook with your kid that he likes the most. The point is to relax, if your toddler likes lullaby then you can sing those as well.
  • Give lots of kisses and hugs: Cuddling and kissing are the favorites of kids, especially during the nighttime. It makes them happy and they will gladly agree to sleep.
  • Say good night: Make it a routine to say good night to your kid before leaving his room, so that he knows the day has finally ended and you will not come to his room again.

Key takeaways:

Sleep training a toddler is much difficult than sleep training a baby but it is not impossible. With lots of patience and consistency, they can be successfully trained to sleep on their own.