If you have a newborn or young child, you will know how hard they need to be taken to get you to stick with your routine. Apart from crying and feeding, there is one more thing that the baby needs more in his routine: sleep.

According to doctors, the process of making the baby sleep in the crib is much safer than making him sleep in the bed. Sharing the same bed with a baby can create chances for SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Most people don’t know, but cribs are made for a reason: they create a safe boundary wall for your children and provide the safest environment for them to sleep.

So even if your baby wants to keep cuddling while he sleeps or when he wants to share a bed with you, it is your responsibility to separate them and put them in the crib. After all, safety is every parent’s top concern.

Baby can sleep on your arm, on your bed next to you, even in the stroller, so why is it sometimes so difficult for parents to make them sleep in a crib?

Getting the baby to sleep in the crib

Well, when your baby was in the womb, he had comfortable territory, he was swaddled, and he felt safe. Now when they are sent to sleep in the crib alone and open, it is no wonder it is difficult for them. So here are some tips and tricks for parents to help the baby sleep in the crib.

1. Establish a positive sleep environment. Keep the crib in your own room for at least the first 6 months or a year.

2. Keep the room temperature cool. Babies have a hard time sleeping when they are hot.

3. Your baby will never sleep in a crib if he is not well dressed for the temperature of the room. To make your baby comfortable in a crib, dress him in bed. The sleeper should not be too heavy or extremely fit. Remember, it is not to make you look good, it is to make you feel comfortable.

4. Wrapping them up can add more comfort and security. However, you should keep in mind that you should stop swaddling once your baby can roll over.

5. Noise of any kind should not reach the crib.

6. Keep the lighting as low as possible in the room around the crib.

7. The smell of a mother is what the baby likes. If a mother can sleep with the baby sheets and then give them to the baby in the crib, this will calm the baby and help the baby fall asleep in the crib.

Apart from these things, it should be noted that there must be a sleep routine. Although babies never follow a routine, they sleep when they want to. But if there is a routine, being in a crib will let them know that it is time to sleep and they will eventually get used to it.