There are many tips for putting toddlers to sleep. Do you know the one about the chair? This method is shared by a mother of four children on her Instagram account. Here is the detail.
Social networks are an opportunity for some mothers to share their tips. This is what @seloncharlene, mother of four, does, who shares what works for her children. And regarding their sleep, it presents to its subscribers a solution which encourages children to fall asleep independently.
The chair tip to put baby to sleep peacefully
Are you having trouble putting your child to sleep peacefully? This tip uses a chair to reassure the child of your presence. The idea is not to stay seated next to him indefinitely, you must gradually move the chair away from the bed, in order to move further away every day. The first day, you put your child to bed and stay seated close to him until he falls asleep, then, after several days of following this first ritual, it is time to move the chair and gradually accustom your child to your distance.
After several days, it should be possible to be out of the child’s sight without causing concern on their part. And for the child to be completely reassured, you should not hesitate to talk to him, to calm his crying and to cuddle him, every time he needs it.
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Give the child time to get his bearings
According to the mother, the technique worked for two of her children. “And this is how Arthur and Agathe managed to fall asleep alone after complicated sleep phases whereas they previously fell asleep independently! In about a week, everything was back to normal.” she explains. The idea, by applying this tip, is to give your little one time to detach themselves from you to fall asleep. While constantly reassuring him, so that the transition goes as smoothly as possible.
According to @seloncharlene, the trick must be carried out over several days, because it can be a more or less difficult milestone to overcome, depending on the children. You must therefore take your time and constantly adapt to your own rhythm, without rushing it at the risk of generating, on the contrary, fears each time you fall asleep. And, of course, without letting him cry.