Baby sleeping routine – Why My Baby Sleeps All Night Long

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DOJENČKOVA RUTINA – ZAKAJ MOJ OTROK SPI CELO NOČ

Glede na to, da sem dobila toliko vprašanj, kako mi uspeva, da ima Izabela pri zgolj dveh mesecih svoj ritem in spi vsako noč od 7-9 ur v enem kosu, vsega skupaj pa od 11-12 ur, sem se odločila napisati našo rutino oziroma izpostaviti tiste stvari, ki mislim, da bistveno prispevajo k spečemu iz zadovoljnemu otroku.

Pa začnimo… Prva stvar, ki mi pade na pamet je, da sem imela izjemno lepo in mirno nosečnost. Zdravstveno in psihično vse bp (z izjemo prve tri mesece, saj sem pred tem imela operacijo LLETZ). Ker je Blaž vse do konca veliko potoval, sem zadnje mesece preživela ogromno časa pri starših in si tako oblikovala konstanten dnevni in večerni ritem (povedati želim, da se ob večerih nisem potepala, ampak navadno že ob 9 spala).

Že pred rojstvom otroka sem si pripravila zbirko uspavank in pesmic, ki so prižgane čisto vsak dan, skozi ves dan (seznam na koncu strani). Tako prva stvar, ki jo zjutraj naredim, je, da prižgem predvajalnik s pomirjajočo glasbo, ki igra skozi previjanje, nego in prvi podoj.

Ko sva pripravljeni na nov dan (ona, ne jaz, ki sem ponavadi še v pijami in z lasmi v zraku), preklopim na bolj igrivo glasbo, in sicer ji predvajam Disney-eve najlepše pesmi (nostalgija na moje otroštvo, ki jo skušam prenesti na njo). Sledi petje, ples, igranje na igralni podlogi ter pasenje kravic.

Običajno se tako izmuči, da kmalu zaspi, zato zamenjam glasbo nazaj na mirne uspavanke. Se pa strogo držim pravila, da čez dan zmeraj spi v dnevni sobi na svetlobi in ob dnevnih zvokih (kuham, čistim, pokličem obe babici) ter nikakor ne v zibki. Zibka je za nočno spanje in otrok se mora tega zavedati.

V tem krogu se vrtiva cel dan (med 12.00-14.00 še narediva en dolgi sprehod) vse do 7 ure, ko jo začnem pripravljati na spanje. Najprej sledi osnovna nega oziroma 3x na teden kopanje, nato zadnji dnevni podoj, ki pa je zmeraj FLAŠKA (ali načrpano mleko ali Novalac). Zakaj flaška? Da vidim ali popije zadostno količino mleka. Ugotovila sem, da če med podojem zaspi, seveda ni dovolj sita, da bi zdržala celo noč brez obroka in tako se mi je poprej zbujala na 5 ur. Ko jo nahranim na flaško, kjer odmerim zadosten obrok, Izabela spi vso noč.

Po zadnjem obroku, ji zmeraj preberem pravljico in vklopim isto uspavanko, in sicer Brahams Lullaby ter ji na dudo iztisnem eno kapljico vetrovnih kapljic Koroških lekarn. Ko bi le videle, kako zavije z očmi od zadovoljstva in v hipu zaspi, brez joka, brez posebnega uspavanja. Iskreno se ne spomnim, kdaj sem jo nazadnje morala v rokah uspavati. Čez kakšno uro izklopim uspavanko in spimo v čisti temi in tišini vse do jutra.

In to je vse! Ne spomnim se, kdaj bi Izabela spala manj kot 5 ur. Lahko, da je otrok sam po sebi en veliki zaspanček ali pa dejansko najina rutina prispeva k njenemu mirnemu spancu.

Ne boš vedela, dokler ne preizkusiš!


BABY SLEEPING ROUTINE – WHY MY BABY IS SLEEPING ALL NIGHT SINCE BIRTH

Since I got so many questions from you about how the heck am I getting my 2 month old baby on routine to sleep all night, I decided to share some of my secrets. If you follow me for a while, you know that Izabela is sleeping from 7-9 hours per night, all together from 11-12 hours. People say babies don’t have a routine, but I am proving them wrong. So let me share some of my secrets.

First thing that comes to my mind is that I had very calm and relaxing pregnancy (except in my first trimester, post surgery). And since Blaž was travling most of the time, I spent many days at my parents house. That way I developed a constant sleeping routine even before the baby arrived, meaning I usually went to sleep at 9 o’clock in the evening.

Now to the part most of you were asking about. Before the birth I prepared few relaxing songs and lullabies for Izabela that are on repeat every day all day long (list of songs at the bottom of the page). Every morning, when I wake up I go first to the living room and play this list. I start with calming, relaxing songs for her to wake up. When she is changed, cleaned and ready for the day, I switch the radio to my favorite Disney songs from my childhood (a nostalgia that I am trying to pass on her). We sing, dance, play and do the tummy time. And then we leave on the sounds until sleeping time.

One of the things that I am very strict about is that she sleeps in her own crib over night and in the living room over the day. I always make sure she sleeps during the day with the natural light and with daily sounds (cleaning, cooking,…) and by no means in the crib. Baby has to be able to tell difference between day and night.

At 7 o’clock in the evening we start to prepare for sleep. First I do her beauty routine, followed by her last meal which is always a bottle (I pump the milk or I use formula). Why the bottle? To see if she has a sufficient amount of milk to keep her asleep during the night.

And the last thing I do everyday after her last meal, I put her in her crib and play Brahams Lullaby and add one sweet drop (we have drops called VETROVNE KAPLJICE in Slovenia, it is a sweet herbal mix that calms down the baby) on her pacifier. If you could only see her rolling her eyes from satisfaction. And that is it, my work is done. The rest is all her.

I honestly don’t remember when was the last time she slept less than 5 hours. She might be a big sleeper or there has to be something in our routine that contributes to her over night sleep.

Well you will never know if you don’t try it out!


SEZNAM USPAVANK – LULLABY LIST

LULLABY 1

LULLABY 2

LULLABY 3

LULLABY 4

4 thoughts on “Baby sleeping routine – Why My Baby Sleeps All Night Long

  1. Zakaj bi mali dojencici dodajala AM, ker se zbudi po 5 urah spanja in je lacna? Ko se zbudi po 5 urah, ji daj pac svoje mleko? Dojencki niso narjeni zato, da spijo 8 ur. Pac ko je lacn in se zbudi ga nahranis. Se vedno boljse kot umetno mleko… Posledicno bos ti tudi imela manj mleka, ce se nebo dojila.

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    1. Živijo, ne vem če si dobro razumela zakaj. Ne dajem ji, da bi več spala, to je le pozitivna posledica. Dajem ji samo takrat, ko mi zvecer zmanjka mleka za zadnji podoj in mi ne uspe nič načrpat preko dneva. Ker ne vem kaj druga bi lahko naredila. Pustila otroka lacnega?

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      1. Sem narobe razumela potem😲 Jaz sem mela podobne tezave, sem jih resla s prehrano (polenta, sezamove ploscice, pivo) in bolj pogostim pristavljanjem (3 dni sva gnezdili) in se je potem zvecer spet povecala kolicina. Vse dobro naprej!

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      2. Ja☺️Probala sem vse. Se brezalkoholno pivo. Cez dan je bilo boljse, zvecer pa spet samo nekaj kapljic. Cudno mi je, ker zjutraj in cez dan imam res ogromno mleka, potem zvecer pa zmanjka. Ni sorazmerno. Sedaj je naceloma ok, ampak tako sem se navadla, da crpam cez dan, ko sem ziher, da je mleko, da je sedaj postala rutina. Se vedno jo kljub temu pristavim na dojko, ampak flaska se mi zdi ziher. Pride pa dan, ko ne spravim nic skupaj in takrat ji dam izjemoma AM. 🙋🏻‍♀️

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