Sleep is one of the most acute problems of most young parents. How to organize a child's sleep and your own rest, so that all family members feel comfortable?Dr. Komarovskyformulated 10 basic rules.
“If you really like to sleep with a child, you can do it, but as a doctor I think that for the well-being of your family, dad should sleep next to mom, and he also has the right to her mother's breast ... If dad sleeps somewhere on the rug - this is a fundamental mistake of a woman, ”says Dr. Komarovsky.
During the first year of life, the crib should stand next to the parent,and then it must be gradually removed to another room - to the nursery.
4. From the point of view of biology, a certain amount of hours is given to a child to sleep. If the child is a sleepyhead, do not be afraid to wake him up. If a 6-month-old baby sleeps three times a day for three hours, then he will definitely not sleep at night.
“The trouble is that when a child who has not had enough sleep at night stays up to sleep during the day, his unhappy mother fits next to him. They get enough sleep, and when dad comes home from work, he wants to sleep, and mom and child don't want to sleep - the family is in crisis. More than anything, more food and drink, more sleep and air, the child needs good, sleepy, loving each other mom and dad, ”emphasizes Dr. Komarovsky.
5. The rule “do not eat tightly before going to bed” applies exclusively to mom and dad. A child has a slightly different metabolism, and with an adequate active lifestyle, a solid meal at bedtime provides the child with a good sleep.
6. How you spend the day depends on how the child spent the day. If he ran, jumped, jumped, tired, tortured all day, naturally, he would sleep at night.
7. Obviously, if the room is clean, cool, wet, then sleep easily.Optimum parameters of a children's bedroom:
- temperature 18-20 ° С (in European countries - and altogether 16 ° С)
- humidity 50-70%
“This is fundamentally important. The main problem of our women: the child is revealed. I assure you that when the temperature is 16-18 ° C, no one is revealed. At 28 ° C all are revealed. Cool air is important for a child, but warm clothes, a warm blanket, own room, where the child will sleep at 16 ° C, and mom and dad in his own - at 21 ° C, ”says Dr. Komarovsky.
8. If you bathe your baby in a large bath with cool water and then warm it - it will turn off for a few hours.
9. Proper bedding: a flat hard mattress and no pillow until the age of two.
10. Definitely should not limit night feeding.
Thus, if during the day the child was vigorous, walked a lot, did not overheat, did not overfeed, and late in the evening, after massage and gymnastics, he was bathed in a large bath and very nourishingly fed, then the baby, as a rule, for 6-8 hours turns off.
“All children sleep without exception. Sleeping is the same physiological need as breathing, eating, drinking, writing and caking - one cannot help sleeping after a certain length of time.If we constantly take care of the child, it is bad for us, and sooner or later it ends with a conflict in the family and displaces itself on the same child. We need to clearly analyze these priorities. Decisions take together. Women, consult with men, they often say that which is not inspired by instinct, but a desire to sleep, with common sense, and this may be the most correct option, ”Dr. Komarovsky recommends.