babytipz.com – Many mothers complaint about the bad habbit of their baby who like sucking the pacifier anytime, always cry before sleeping because they want to be carried on, only can sleep in the silent situation, and others.
The key to make these bad habits disappear is actually easy, don’t make them usual with those habit. For a while, you can get the result like what you want. It can be like the tranquil situation so your baby doesn’t cry anymore so she can sleep tightly. But this can make your baby trapped in this bad habit and of course it will make you regretful in the future.
When you realize this fault, maybe your baby has been addicted with the habit that you have made them usual with that. If you force them to stop that bad habit, it can make them trauma. If your child has already had this bad habit, please soon stop that bad habit. There is no ‘late’ to try.
This bad habit sometimes is so hard to be released but if you’re serious trying and being firm, you can help your baby to avoid that bad habit and make her released from that habit since earlier.
These are some bad habit that your baby usually has and tips to handle them:
- Must be carried on until she can sleep well
Most baby want to be carried on until they can sleep well. The habit of carrying and singing along until they sleep only make you do the same procedure when your babies awake from their sleeping. The baby who has been usual with this routine will not have the skill to make herself calm so she will be difficult to sleep.
Tips: Parent should make their baby usual to sleep alone since earlier. You can start in the early months by putting your baby in her bed after she eats and it’s already her bed time. You can carry and sing for her for a while because baby usually feels uncomfortable when she feels sleepy. But if she looks very sleepy, soon put her in her bed. If she still awakes though she feels sleepy, you can make her calm with caress or sweet words. Don’t forget to look your baby at certain time.
- She often cries and can only be calmed with milk.
For a woman who has been mother, breastfeeding is the natural thing that is done to make the emotional relationship between mother and baby stronger. Baby also feels comfortable if she drinks mother’s milk and her mother hugs her.
Giving your milk to your baby is also suggested by the doctor for the first 6 months. The first mother’s milk that is given to her contains colostrums that can improve her body immune so it can protect her from any illness and infection. Mother’s milk is easy to be digested, economic, and has high quality substance that is useful for her growing process.
If you can’t give an exclusive mother’s milk for 6 months because certain thing, don’t blame yourself. Though nothing can substitute mother’s milk, find other way by giving your baby the best formula milk with the balance nutrition.
Related with the bad habit of baby, the thing that you must pay attention is don’t be hurry to breastfeed your baby if she cries. Many moms directly breastfeed or give her baby formula milk every time she knows that her baby cries without looking the cause of her crying. Well, actually this way is effective enough to make your baby calm or stop her crying. Sometimes it seems that baby can only be calmed with milk.
Tips: Parent should find the cause why baby cries and find the solution. In this way, you as parent have trained yourself to start communicating with your baby. Child will be usual to communicate what she wants to her parent and in other way around. The smooth communication between parent and child should be built since earlier because it is the important asset for the good relationship between parent and child in the future.
Besides, parents who are hurry to give milk to their baby anytime they cry can make their baby have obesity problem. Many pediatricians feel sorry for the increasing of obesity problem at children and they relate it with the habit of parent who always gives milk to their baby so they feel comfortable.
The life of baby is not only the need of drinking milk. In order to make sure that your baby cries because of hunger can be done by putting her in her chair, after that give her water and biscuit. The baby who feels really hungry will finish her food. If she still cries, maybe because she doesn’t feel comfortable like she feels too wet, hot, cold or she needs to sleep.
- Baby only can sleep in the tranquil situation
When baby was still in uterus, baby heard the voice of heart that always beats up and pumps or the voice of blood that flows in the body. But when baby was born, parent thinks that baby needs tranquil situation to make them sleepy.
If your baby only can sleep in such situation, don’t make her usual with that habit. It is true that baby needs tranquility so her sleeping quality is getting better. But of course there is a certain time when the condition can’t be so tranquil. If you always follow and make her usual to sleep in that condition, you will get problem because you must create your home to be always tranquil.
Baby actually can sleep everywhere because the brain of baby who was just born stops operating when baby feels tired or stimulated too much. Baby also has her own way to make herself calm so she can sleep by sucking her thumb, closing her eyes, and covering her body with blanket.
Tips: if you have been trapped in a tranquil situation for your baby, you can start to introduce any voices like the voice of fan or wave that can make her relax like the voice in the uterus. If your baby has been usual with that voice, you can start to introduce other voices like the sound of TV that is not too loud. So, still do the housework that you usually do when your baby sleeps.
- The habit of sucking pacifier to make her calm
For some mothers, pacifier regarded as the savior and the best way to make baby calm if she is so fussy. It is because many babies have bad habit to suck their pacifier so they can feel calm. The thing that you don’t realize when you give pacifier to your baby is this will make you in trouble.
Some problems can appear from this bad habit such as: the problem in teeth order that can cause your children must wear bracket or get treatment from the dentist in the future. Moreover, pacifier in certain case can cause children late to speak.
Tips: if your baby has this bad habit, try to stop it as soon as possible and do it seriously. Offer the idea to your baby by replacing the pacifier with present or toys that she wants. You can use the pregnancy of your relative as a reason to give her pacifier to the baby who will be born.
This habit of sucking usually will decrease when baby is 6 months. If your baby seems that she feels no more interested with her pacifier, soon take the pacifier and don’t offer it again to her.
- If she is always fussy if her crying is not responded.
There is also a baby who is fussy and can’t stop crying if she doesn’t get response from people surround her. This habit is actually not totally wrong because baby needs people around her to respond her needs. But, don’t let baby always do that habit because it’s not true. There is time when baby must amuse herself when she feels something that makes her uncomfortable without depending to her parent or people around her so that she can be calm. If you always follow this bad habit, it will make baby not learn to make herself calm or amuse herself when she is fussy.
The fault of parent is always give attention when baby needs something. But if your baby’s age is already 6 months or more, don’t be too hurry in responding her crying.
Tips: if your baby feels fussy or mad, give her time to learn handling her emotion and making herself calm. You can start this since your baby’s age is 2 or 3 months by putting her in rocking chair or laying her under her toys. Give your baby time amuse herself and you have time to do what you want to do.
If your baby awakes from her sleeping, you don’t need to see her directly, carry, and hug her. Give your baby time to make herself calm and explore the area surround her bed. You can sit near her or continue the work that you are doing.
As a parent, you are expected to always give your baby abundant care and love but don’t let this make her dependent and influence her character.