Thanks to the number of questions I received from my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, I am now writing on how you can help your baby back to sleep when he or she starts crying or playing for hours in the night refusing to fall asleep.
First, I would like to share with you a theory in Aware Parenting what babies and children need in order to relax and fall asleep easily, AND stay asleep for as long as they need to.
According to my Aware Parenting mentor Marion Rose, these key ingredients are what babies and children need to sleep.
Let’s talk about tiredness and how to read your baby’s cues of tiredness.
The obvious ones are yawning, rubbing their eyes, scratching their head, their eyes looking a bit red, spacing out, being clumsy and less coordinated.
However, in Aware Parenting perspective, whining, being cranky and crying are not cues for tiredness. Instead, these behaviors are considered as our natural mechanism to release stress, tension, fear...