Your baby is getting up to no good, pumping air and crying. What’s a parent to do? Before you give in to the baby’s cries and let him or her fall asleep, try turning off the app or analyzing why your baby is making noise in the first place. Here are a few ways you can turn off your baby’s sock:
Turn off the app: If your baby is using an app to supplement his or her sleep, you may want to make sure the app isn’t causing the problem. It’s possible that a baby is making the noise because the app is controlling his or her movements. This might be good news if you’ve already tried other methods and the noise is still happening.
If your baby is making the noise because you’ve turned off the app, you can turn off the app to stop the noise. Or, you can try to figure out why your baby is making the noise in the first place.
If your baby is making the noise at night, you may want to turn off the lights and music in the house. If your baby is making the noise during the day, you may want to check your baby’s room or office and make sure the noise isn’t coming from there.
Check your baby’s sleep.
Your baby isn’t watching you sleep, he or she is probably sleeping. Even if your baby is only half-asleep, he or she is capable of remaining asleep for hours. To make sure your baby is really asleep, put your baby on his or her stomach with the back of the head against the pillow. If your baby is still asleep after a couple of hours, put him or her to bed.
While your baby is asleep, examine your baby’s sleep. Is your baby’s breathing normal? Are his or her muscles relaxed? If your baby is fussing, crying, or waking up from sleep, he or she doesn’t have the proper amount of sleep. This is a serious condition called SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). If your baby is under the age of 2, check to see if he or she is meeting the SIDS criteria. If your baby is under the age of 12 months, check again.
Try changing your baby’s routine.
One reason your baby is making noise is because he or she isn’t getting the sleep that he or she needs. It is natural to be grumpy in the morning, so why not change your baby’s routine so that he or she is happier and more alert? Try making your baby’s favorite food during breakfast, offering to help your baby shower, or get your baby to eat their dinner early. This could make your baby feel better and more productive during the day.
Don’t use the same blanket or cot from daycare to bed
Parents often think that because they are using the same blanket or cot from daycare to bed, their baby is getting enough sleep. But your baby might not be getting the same amount of sleep that other babies are getting from their caregivers. If you are using the same blanket or cot as your baby’s daycare friends, you may be giving your baby the equivalent of a night-time feed. Spend the night on the cot with your baby to compare the amount of sleep you are providing.
Try different lullabies
It is normal for babies to prefer lullabies to other sounds. There are many lullabies that are calming and can help your baby to fall asleep. Try using different lullabies to see what works best for your baby.
Try other baby products.
Some parents semi-convince themselves that their baby is getting enough sleep by using a number of different baby products. While many of these products are helpful, some of them can be very distracting for your baby. For example, you may want to use a sleep monitor to see how your baby is sleeping, but your baby is likely to be disturbed by it.
Use products that are easy for you to use with your baby, like lullabies, stuffed animals, songbooks, and other products that are designed to sooth your baby. Some baby products are intended to help your baby fall asleep, not stay asleep.
Don’t give in to the noise.
It is understandable if you feel frustrated or tempted to give in to your baby’s noises. But doing so can lead to bad outcomes. Asking yourself, “Is this necessary?” before turning a loud appliance on or off can help you avoid frustration and regret. It also helps you avoid harming your baby.
Turn off the app.
Some parents turn off the app on their baby monitor in the middle of the night so they can get a proper shut-eye without feeling guilty. Some baby monitors have the ability to turn off the app for you. Or you could try connecting your phone to a Bluetooth speaker and controlling the volume from there.
Try other solutions.
Some parents turn to using traditional methods of parenting just because they haven’t found a solution to the problem with the digital ways. Try doing something you enjoy and see if it can help you relax.
Your baby is getting old and cranky. It is normal for a baby to make noise while he or she is growing, but it is not right for a baby to make so much noise already. There are ways to prevent your baby from making noise and they are described in this article. If your baby is making noise in your home, you may want to try these tips to make the most of your time with your little one.
A happy baby is a healthy baby. So try to avoid turning off the radio, checking your child’s email, or doing anything else that might be causing your baby’s noises.