Why baby cries in the middle of the night

Most precious jewels you will have around your neck are the arms of your children. The day a child is born you are also born as a parent. Becoming parent means loving your child more than you have ever loved yourself, and with love comes a great responsibility of caring.

No parents wants tear rolling from the eye of their babies, but you can’t make them happy all the time, they too face lots of things and it’s hard for them to communicate you as they can’t speak.

Understanding Baby Tantrums

One of the common problem most of the parent face, is Tantrums.

night time tantrums

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Tantrums are common in children, especially in groups of toddlers. Children typically throw temper tantrums out of frustration. They throw it for many reasons, some big and some small.

Toddlers have tantrums because they get frustrated very easily and don’t know to deal with their problems or we can say most toddlers still do not talk much. They have trouble asking for things and expressing their feelings. Their ability to reason is very limited. Tantrums are most likely to happen when toddlers are hungry, exhausted, or over-excited.

Night time Tantrums

Being a new parent and lack of experience in caring a child can make you dumbfounded when your little one throws tantrums, especially in night. Don’t worry here we share some tips, how you can deal with night time Tantrums

Stay calmFirst and the fore most thing is to stay calm when tantrum happens, don’t scream at a child it will only makes the tantrum worse. Set a positive example for children by controlling your own emotions.

Think and then act- Take a few deep breaths, and take at least 30 seconds to decide how you will handle the tantrum. Don’t panic yourself in midnight.

Turn on the lights – Child may feel scared because of less or no light, so first make him feel safe and let him see some faces.

Try distracting the child – Divert the mind of your child, show him some moving objects. This technique works well because their attention spans are short.

Talk to child – Keep on talking to him and say words like “don’t cry or shout I am there with you, hugging you, I love you baby etc.’ All these kind of positive words assures him your love and attention.

How to avoid tantrums

ROUTINE- Make a proper routine: when to sleep, it can be something simple like always having a story before bed or singing his favorite song – if you do it every night, he / she will start to pick up on the signals it’s nearly bedtime.

Engage your toddler– Calm him mood, make his activities light prior to bedtime. Like an after-bath massage, followed by finger rhymes and music can also be a good way of helping little ones relax at bedtime.

Avoid overtiredness– Try to watch for your toddler’s sleep cues. Is he/she rubbing eyes? Yawning? Looking glassy-eyed? If so, then get her to bed quickly, an exhausted toddler is more likely to throw tantrum before nap time or bedtime than a toddler who’s well-rested. So try to make sure he/she is getting the rest needed.

To-Do List – Give your toddler jobs to do before bed, and lots of praise for completing tasks like putting his toys away and brushing his teeth.

Your turn, parents of toddlers. Share your best tips for coping with tantrums with us. It will help others to learn from your experiences.